Bizarre Bendy Bridge incident

ANYONE who has driven through or grown up in Grafton knows about the Bendy Bridge and how to safely navigate through it.

But recently, a bizarre stand-off between a four-wheel drive which did not want to yield to a truck driving safely caused outrage in the trucking community.

According to eye-witnesses, a car and a B-double were both approaching a corner on the bridge when the truck went wide to take the corner and the car showed no signs of slowing down and "just sat there, standing his ground".

The four-wheel drive refused to move and traffic banked up behind both vehicles. Police were called and the car reversed out, allowing the truck to cross the bridge.

Raymond Mason said common sense did not prevail and that the four-wheel drive driver "did not have any", while Kylie McDonald said cars had absolutely no idea of how to share the road with big rigs.

"If this isn't proof that some car drivers are completely ignorant of trucks, then I don't know what is," she said.

Sarah Kay took issue with the motorists "me first" attitude. seen in society today.

"Gotta cut in front of the truck to suddenly brake and turn off the road to save seven seconds. Funny thing with these stand offs is that the car driver took a lot longer than if they just gave the time to let the truck pass."
 

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