Viral ‘license plate woman’ explains her side of the story, says her 18yo son suffers from stress due to the incident

Image credit: Mhzq Ziq, SG Road Vigilante

How do you stop a moving car on a highway? Ask any Malaysian or Singaporean this question and chances are, they’d point you in the direction of the ‘license plate woman’ who was recently seen blocking the path of a Toyota Alphard luxury MPV by pushing against it on the Tuas Second Link. Video footage of the incident has since caught on like wildfire against dried grass, landing the woman and her son, who was driving their red Kia at the time, infamy overnight.

‘License plate’ woman explains her side of the story

But what exactly prompted the woman to act out in such a brazen manner? Well according to a recent exclusive interview that she had with Singaporean paper Shin Min Daily, the woman, who declined to be named, has since alleged that the entire incident was spurred on by the driver of the Toyota Alphard. The woman claims that her 18-year-old son had been giving her a lift into Malaysia to visit some family members there at the time.

The 'license plate woman' has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: SG Road Vigilante
The ‘license plate woman’ has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: SG Road Vigilante
The 'license plate woman' has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: SG Road Vigilante
The ‘license plate woman’ has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: SG Road Vigilante

While taking the Tuas Second Link, they encountered the Toyota Alphard who was driving behind them at the time.

“The checkpoint was congested that day, and we were waiting in line for more than an hour. We were in the rightmost lane, ahead of the MPV. A little later on, the MPV tried to cut into our lane from the left. My son didn’t want to give way, as he noticed the driver of the Alphard had been cutting between traffic from behind.” she said.

However, the Alphard driver proved unrelenting and ‘forced’ its way into their lane, which led to a minor collision. Upon inspecting the damage caused and realising that it wasn’t serious, the woman maintains that she had no intentions of pursuing any further.

“I wanted to forget about it, but the other driver stopped and scolded my son, and even provoked him to get down from the car for a ‘one-on-one’ confrontation. My son ignored him.”

Got down to try and reason with the Alphard driver

The 'license plate woman' has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: Mhzq Ziq
The ‘license plate woman’ has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: Mhzq Ziq
The 'license plate woman' has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: Mhzq Ziq
The ‘license plate woman’ has since shared her side of the story with a local Singaporean paper. Image credit: Mhzq Ziq

Hoping to reason with the other driver to protect her son, the woman proceeded to alight from the red Kia, only to see him retreat back into his car and refusing to speak. This was when she stood in the path of the Alphard, hoping to stop them from driving away. During this time, she alleges that she had sustained injuries to her knees when the Alphard had drove into her.

“I felt pain in my thigh, so I turned around but he continued to drive into me. I was in pain and was very angry, so I pulled his numberplate from his car and threw it into his windshield. Only later on did I realise that both my legs were injured.”

The woman alleges that she was injured when the Alphard drove into her. Image credit: Shin Min Daily News
The woman alleges that she was injured when the Alphard drove into her. Image credit: Shin Min Daily News

Said her son suffers stress due to the incident

As a consequence of the incident’s virality, both the woman and her son’s identities have been ‘doxxed’ online by netizens. Doxxing refers to the act of disclosing private information belonging to a certain individual, typically with malicious intent. Given the circumstances, she said that she is more worried about her son’s well-being in the wake of the incident as opposed to that of her own.

“I don’t care what netizens have to say about me, but my son is only 18-years-old and still in school. His principal, teachers, and classmates have already asked him (about the incident) when they recognised him from the video.

My only regret is in putting him through all this stress.” she said.

She also says that she is aware that the Malaysian authorities are looking for her, and adds that she will be filing police reports with both Malaysian and Singaporean authorities over the matter.

Alphard driver’s family has a different take

According to The Straits Times, the man who initially posted the video of the woman standing in front of the Toyota Alphard has since told netizens to stop doxxing both her and her family. 25-year-old Mr Muhammed Haziq, who not with his family in the Alphard at the time of the incident, says that the woman and her son were being treated unfairly, and has urged netizens not to circulate photos of them online.

He has also told Shin Min Daily News that his father had got out of his car to speak to the woman after the accident, but turned around when she showed him the middle finger. Their family is looking to reach out to the woman with hopes of settling the matter amicably, but will resort to hiring a lawyer if that proves unsuccessful.

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