- A disturbing video was revealed via social media showing numerous cars driving down the wrong lane to dodge traffic
- The video has gone viral since being shared as South Africans shared their disdain
- According to the post, the reckless driving is a common occurrence in the afternoon
South Africans were disgusted to see a recent video, which highlighted a disturbing trend in driver behaviour.
The video was shared via Facebook by South Africa Live on Saturday and has already been viewed 132 000 times.
According to Elmé van den Heever, who recorded the footage, this has become a regular occurrence after work.
The video is somewhat confusing at first as it shows some cars driving in the opposite lane of the driver.
More and more cars are then seen and one gets the impression that perhaps the driver is the one going in the wrong direction.
Eventually, it becomes clear that a large number of motorists are deliberately driving down the wrong lane in an attempt to beat the traffic.
The driver is forced to sway out of the way a few times and scrapes one of the oncoming cars in the process.
Briefly.co.za noted the high level of frustration shown by South Africans as they commented on the post.
Mandla Ngwenya said, “mmmmmmmh as a truck driver when I see such s***, I don't slow down instead I increase the speed and I don't move from my lane. Whatever happens I'll tell the magistrate I'm innocent.”
Madiseng Matlala added: “And those parliamentarians think driver re-testing will solve this problem? This has nothing to do with K53. It has lot to do with driver behaviour.”
Some felt that drivers shouldn’t take the law into their own hands and that they should rather move out of the way of the guilty parties.
Mpho Moela was 1 of those when he said, “But the driver is stupid coz he will die trying to proof a point. Speeding like that can cause a very dangerous head on. Learn to avoid fools than ending up been a fool in the graveyard. You can't change that. It’s happening very province if the is strong traffic. Even traffic officers follow the trend when they knock off.”
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