Near-miss moment underscores NHVR safety campaign

Regulator shares alarming dash cam footage of motorist's risky move

Near-miss moment underscores NHVR safety campaign
The near-miss moment


The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has shared dash cam footage highlighting the relevance of its We Need Space campaign targeting motorists’ actions around heavy vehicles.

The video, captured by one truck, shows the heart-stopping moment a light vehicle rushes in to perform a right turn and cross the road right in the path of another truck.

The incident was filmed in Port Wakefield, South Australia, and sent in by D & S Smith Haulage, the regulator notes.

Read more about the We Need Space initiative here

While the incident goes down as a near miss, a couple of seconds’ difference would have been disastrous.

Part of the NHVR’s campaign targets the importance of exercising patience on the road and not cutting in front of a truck.

Watch the video below.

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