HOT TOPICS: Dangerous overtake leads to licence loss
A TRUCK driver lost his licence for 15 months and was fined more than $1000 for a near-miss with a car as he overtook another road train.
The dangerous overtaking manoeuvre was captured on dash cam as the driver had to take evasive action to avoid careening into the truck.
Readers' views on the story were mixed.
Vicki Joy: I'd like to see the dashcam footage from the trucks point of view. Too many vigilantes in cars with dashcams.
Brendan Lawton: That's all fine and well but when footage like this emerges of cars doing the same thing what ever comes of it? You don't hear the outcome but head on would be a head on whether it's a truck or a car.
Steve Harry: Deserves what he gets, give all drivers a bad name!
Jim Boyce: If you looked from the overtaking truck you would see the car coming from miles away. PS road trains are not the shortest vehicle to overtake.
John De Waard: Least its just licence not his or someone else's life.
Matt Day: That's what happens when road trains are limited to 90 an the rest of the traffic can do 100.
Sam Dowler: That is completely insane but what lead up to this surely people are not that stupid.
Andrew Cary: So how come when you have dashcam footage of car drivers veering into oncoming traffic (three times) and notify the police nothing is done to said car driver. Yet this truck driver receives 15 months loss of licence and most likely his income.
James McAuley: Make it 15 years, that will sort them out.