DASH CAM footage shows the shocking moment a reckless road user nearly caused a head-on collision with another car.
In the footage, the driver is confronted by a Volkswagen Golf coming straight at them, on the wrong side of the road, while apparently attempting an overtake. The dangerous manoeuvre was executed around the right side of a keep left sign, before the Golf driver drives around the dash cam user by mounting the pavement.
While a crash was thankfully avoided, the careless conduct of the Golf driver could have put multiple lives at risk, including that of the nine-month old child in the camera car, not to mention any pedestrians that may have been using the pavement.
Richard Browning, director at Nextbase, which manufactured the dash cam, described the episode as “an appalling incident of reckless and dangerous driving … that should see the driver heavily reprimanded or even removed from our roads”.
He added: “The driver has put others at considerable risk with this brainless manoeuvre in what was a pathetic attempt to shave mere seconds off his journey. It is lucky that no one was hurt.”