Video of BMW Overtaking Truck Endangers Oncoming Vehicle, Close Call, Mzansi Weighs In

Video of BMW Overtaking Truck Endangers Oncoming Vehicle, Close Call, Mzansi Weighs In

  • Dashcam footage captured on Sunday, 11 September, shows a near head-on collision
  • A BMW driver overtakes a truck seemingly at high speed despite the road markings indicating a solid line
  • South African social media users weighed in on the situation, which could have been a lot worse

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Dashcam footage shows the moment a motorist narrowly avoids a head-on collision.

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A car veers onto the incoming lane in the blink of an eye. Image: Twitter
Source: Twitter

The clip was loaded onto Vehicle Trackerz (sic) Twitter page and has been viewed over 45 000 times.

A time stamp on the Video indicates the incident occurred on Sunday, 11 September 2022. The location has not been confirmed.

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The clip is an example of a driver overtaking a truck despite the road markings indicating a solid line.

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Briefly News spoke exclusively to road safety organisation Arrive Alive's Johan Jonck, who said it's important to answer three questions before thinking of overtaking:

"Is it legal? Is it safe? Is it necessary? Not all overtaking on "legal" road markings will be safe. Drivers must be alert and remain cautious , and remember when in doubt - do not overtake."

South African social media users, of course, weighed in on the situation that unfolded, and we've included several reactions below:

@MaBhekzon said:

"This clip shows you how easy it is to be involved in a head on collision. That was close."

@AbutiMatt said:

"Overtaking a truck on a curve is madness."

@TKilePacket said:

"On a curve, are you mad??"

@maelanemashudu said:

"You can’t over take on a curve because u can’t see the on coming traffic that was a stupid decision from the BMW driver."

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@SibusisiweGqos1 said:

"This happened to me when i was solo driving from EL back Jhb in 2019… happy to report it took me off long distance driving forever!"

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Sean Parker Sean Parker is a motoring journalist with over 10 years' experience, who started out in the industry as the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists' Bursar student. Since then, the Cape Town-born editor has gone on to launch a national newspaper called Gears and Gadgets and worked for the country's premier online and print motoring publications before joining Briefly News to head up its Car & Tech section. He enjoys watching live sport and can't wait for F1 to make its debut in Mzansi.

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