Viral video prompts police warning

A screenshot of the video on Facebook.

A truck driver’s video of some seriously questionable driving in New Zealand has gone viral on social media.

Michael Maunder’s video has received more than 1.3 million views.

In a post on the Waikato Police Facebook page, police have posted a warning to all drivers on New Zealand roads.

The dash-cam footage from Michael shows displays of some “absolutely horrific and appalling driving behaviours on our roads; some of which could have been deadly”.

“It’s time to stop being so impatient! It’s time to stop putting other people’s lives at risk! It’s time to stop taking such stupid risks for the sake of gaining a few minutes or seconds for that matter,” says the post from Waikato Police.

“Please....we want you here for Christmas. Your family and friends want you here.

“The last thing any of our team want to be doing in the lead up to Xmas (or any time for that matter) is notifying your family and friends that you won’t be with them anymore.”

If you are holding up traffic; please show some courtesy and pull over to let vehicles pass, police ask.

“If you are getting frustrated because you are being held up, take a long deep breath and just whoooosaaaa for moment.

“Most of all, enjoy the journey - we have some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. We drive through some amazing places in this place we call home. Just enjoy the road trip, respect the roads, and respect your vehicles.”

No Passing Lines

On some sections of road there will be a solid yellow line painted on your side of the centre line. This line is called a no-passing line.

No-passing lines are usually there because it's unsafe to cross the centre line to pass, because features like hills and curves make it impossible to see if there is oncoming traffic.

Sometimes no-passing lines are marked because:

there is already a passing lane on your side of the road and you must use that to pass
the road is multi-laned, so you do not need to cross the no-passing line to pass.
You must not pass another motor vehicle if it means you have to cross over a no-passing line on your side of the centre line.

If you see a dashed yellow line on your side of the centre line, that means that a no-passing line is about to start.

For more info: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/about-driving/…/

Watch the video here.

 

 

 


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