Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Shocking new footage has been released showing a very close call between a car and truck on a Queensland highway.

Transport and Main Roads Queensland took to social media on Thursday with the dashcam footage as a warning to road users not to get too close to large trucks.

“Absolute lunacy,” the post read.

“See if you can tell us what the red 4WD’s doing wrong in this clip.”

The footage shows a red car at first traveling in the middle lane, on the left of the truck.

The vehicle then veers right and maneuvers into a tight spot on the freeway between the heavy vehicle behind and a white car in front.

It is so close to the front of the heavy truck that the back of the vehicle is no longer in the truck driver’s sight.

The red car makes a move.  Supplied
Camera IconThe red car makes a move. Supplied Credit: Supplied
It pulls in front of the truck and maneuvers into a tight space.  Supplied
Camera IconIt pulls in front of the truck and maneuvers into a tight space. Supplied Credit: Supplied

In its post, Transport and Main Roads Queensland said heavy vehicles needed more room in order to slow down, turn and change lanes compared to smaller vehicles.

Pulling in front of any vehicle with this much notice would be a bad idea – but a truck going at this speed?

“Additionally, drivers traveling on a multi-lane road where the speed limit is 90km / h or more must not drive in the right-hand lane except in limited circumstances.

“Drivers who fail to follow the road rules not only jeopardize their own safety but that of other road users.”

The red vehicle is so close to the front of the truck its rear can not be seen by the driver or the dashcam footage.  Supplied
Camera IconThe red vehicle is so close to the front of the truck its rear can not be seen by the driver or the dashcam footage. Supplied Credit: Supplied
Transport and Main Roads Queensland shared the footage as a warning to other drivers.  Supplied
Camera IconTransport and Main Roads Queensland shared the footage as a warning to other drivers. Supplied Credit: Supplied

More than 100 comments were left on the post, with many people condemning the actions of the driver in the red car.

“The question is why does this person have a license?” one person wrote.

“Poor truck driver, that would be frustrating,” a second posted.

“Dangerous driving,” a third said.

“Never cross in front of trucks.”

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