Shocking footage exposes 'dangerous' mistake drivers make on Aussie roads

Dangerous moves from two drivers caused chaos on a busy highway this week with a road safety advocate condemning the 'selfish' act that's all too common on our roads.

The car swerved after getting too close to the car in front (left) before crashing into the truck and then another vehicle, spinning out of control (right).
A serious crash occurred on the Bruce Highway in Queensland on Wednesday after an alleged road rage incident. Source: Facebook

Shocking footage of erratic driving leading to a terrifying Aussie highway crash has been shared online one week after a man lost his life following an alleged Sydney road rage incident.

Two cars travelling northbound on the Bruce Highway in Queensland on Wednesday were overtaking a truck and were caught on the large vehicle's cameras. It appears the car in front was deliberately slowing down in the right-hand lane in response to alleged tailgating from the P-plater behind, who was in turn forced to slam on their brakes. However, as the cars emerged past the truck the P-plater attempted to undertake the other car and move into the middle lane, losing control and swerving on the highway.

It was then hit by the truck before spinning and hitting another vehicle on the left-hand lane. It came to a stop when it hit the barrier by the side of the highway.

In a survey released by Finder, 74 per cent of respondents admitted to being involved in road rage incidents on Aussie roads, with the behaviour known to contribute to crashes and road deaths.

"Road rage is futile, dangerous and selfish," Diane McMurtrie, president of Hannah’s Blue Butterflies Road Safety Awareness, told Yahoo News. "Every time we put the keys [in the] ignition, we are riding a loaded weapon. This footage reminds us that every decision we make behind the wheel has consequences."

The two silver cars overtaking a truck on the Bruce Highway in Queensland on Wednesday.
The car in front appeared to slow down while overtaking the truck, forcing the P-plater to slam on the breaks. Source: Facebook

Last week in Sydney's west driver Rhyce Harding, 27, was allegedly hit by a white ute and dragged along the road before dying in an alleged road rage incident.

Acting Inspector Shane Ranee said the incident likely followed a road-rage confrontation. "Words were said, that's what led us to believe it could have happened because of a road rage incident," he said last week.

Rhyce Harding, 27, in a gym smiling at the camera as he holds a clench fist up.
Rhyce Harding, 27, died last week in Sydney's west after an alleged road rage incident. Source: AAP

Authorities and advocates have long been urging drivers to keep their "emotions in check" while operating a vehicle, reminding Aussies it can be the difference between life and death.

"Don’t drive angry... these drivers need to hand in their licence and buy a bus ticket," McMurtrie said.

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