- A video has gone viral on social media showing two trucks driving recklessly on a public road
- In the footage, one of the trucks attempts to overtake another on a non-overtaking road
- The trucks end up driving parallel to each other, causing issues for traffic in the oncoming lane.
A video was shared by Twitter parody account AdvBarryRoux. It was recorded by a driver following the trucks from behind.
According to his account, the truck drivers had been engaging in the reckless maneouvre for over five minutes. Social media users were appalled by the footage. Twitter user OnMakhanda said:
"The other sad thing about this video is that people find it funny."
"I heard truck drivers in Mpumalanga do this for fun."
"If you haven't noticed, all the transport ministers that take office focus on #Prasa. They avoid tackling these issues. Especially the lawless taxi drivers. No use tagging these ministers."
"This is extremely dangerous, yhoo!!!"
"Which province is this? And which road? This is very serious, needs urgent attention @GovernmentZA @MbalulaFikile"
"5 minutes sounds short but it's very long in a situation like this."
While Khazimula said:
"We are hopeless as a country yaz. I can't believe people are laughing at the guy who took the video & not doing what they are supposed to do."
"They always do this, especially in peak hour traffic. @MbalulaFikile Govt must have some separate rules for these trucks. All accidents involving trucks must be treated as crime scenes, this is reckless, dangerous and irresponsible. Don't just punish the driver, punish employer too."
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