Slow Journey Back To KL

After two full days of resting, I have finally recovered from my trip to Penang. It was not so much the driving that wore me out but the massive crawl on the way back. The first began right after the Menora Tunnel exit going downhill to Jelapang. It was a 2-car fender bender on the right lane that caused more than a 1 kilometer crawl.

Just after the KM399.1 marker at the Ulu Bernam rest stop, we were caught in another crawl. This extended for 15 kilometers caused by a four-car pile-up on the right lane too. Not far from that point, the traffic was slow moving again albeit a shorter crawl. It was a 3-car pile-up. And we could not believe it when we saw another collision just a short distance down away. Fortunately, this was at a wider stretch of the expressway and did not cause another jam.

Wuan and I had anticipated that we would reach home by 8.00 pm. We arrived at 10.00 pm. Nevertheless, we were glad to be able to reach home safe and sound. We are already planning another trip back for the Feast of St. Anne at Bukit Mertajam later this month.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

One thought on “Slow Journey Back To KL”

  1. The Jelapang is always jammed up, especially during festive seasons. And the stretch before Jelapang is also quite accident-prone. But the other stretches that were jammed up were caused by accidents (man-made) 🙁

    I noticed that many like to tailgate at 100km/h. That is the major cause of accidents in expressways.

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