Impatient Holden commodore driver learns the hard way why you shouldn’t overtake a 26-foot b-double truck on a roundabout – but not everyone blames the sedan
- Holden’s commodore driver has been cut off and taken off the road by a truck
- Dashcam footage captured on July 24 in Lavington, southern NSW
- The vision posted to Dash Cam Owners Australia showed the car speeding past
- The B-double used two lanes of the roundabout and pushed the car off the road
- Facebook users in response argued over which driver is wrong
An impatient Holden commodore driver has attempted to undercut a huge truck before crashing into the curb, but those who have viewed the footage disagree as to who is to blame.
A dashcam video captured at approximately 5:20 p.m. on July 24 shows the black sedan whizzing around a heavy vehicle on Thurgoona Drive in Lavington, a suburb north of Albury, NSW.
The truck uses both lanes at an incoming roundabout that cuts off the sedan driver and scrapes the side of his vehicle.
The commodore is knocked off the road and onto the grass next to the intersection, much to the amusement of the man who answers.
The vision was posted on: Dash Cam Owners Australia and Facebook users in the comment section are divided as to which driver is wrong.
An informed user commented: ‘It’s a b-double… 26 meters long. A semi is 19 meters long. It is the law that they both legally use up to two lanes of traffic at any time when needed. If they couldn’t, it would be impossible to negotiate our ways.
“As a result, impatient idiots who choose to try this maneuver will be trained the hard way.”
A Holden Commodore attempted to undercut a B double truck and was cut off when the heavy vehicle used both lanes
Facebook users in the comment section have argued whether the truck driver or the black Holden driver is wrong after the sedan was pushed off the road
A B-double consists of a primary truck, with two trailers attached, and a fifth wheel that provides extra stability over roadtrains.
One opposing party added: ‘When driving straight through a roundabout, a vehicle must remain in the same lane through the roundabout’.
This comment was quickly inundated with comments from NSW residents who were well-versed in the state’s truck laws.
‘By law you can legally share your lane if you are older than 7.5 meters. That’s why there are signs on the back that tell you not to overtake when turning,” one user replied.