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WATCH: Blue-light bakkie smashes into car on N3, drives off

Sl8er

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#82
So, in conclusion:
We can all sit here and speculate, but at the end of the day none of us were there in the car.
None of us can say, "Ja, but he had enough time to move over," etc, etc, etc.
People in cars misjudge shlt all the time.
You simply can't judge anything from a video clip.

Maybe dash cam guy didn't feel it was safe to move over -no matter what it looks like to us.

Whatever the case may be and however big a douche dash cam guy was, the fact of the matter is this:

If "cop" waited 10 seconds, he could've passed without needlessly putting other people's lives in danger.
The accident is 100% on "cop" -no matter how much of a douche dash cam guy was.
This is what happens when two ********s meet on the road -thank fook no one was actually injured or killed.
 
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WaxLyrical

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#83
Not cool. But in all honesty, the Everest driver should have moved over, and to me it seems like he was even speeding up to not let him back in after overtaking him on the left..
This^
When a fuktard on the road comes to close for comfort, slow down.
 

Icemanbrfc

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#84
Surely if this was a legitimate police vehicle or blue light brigade, don't they have like a siren as well? If yes, if they had an emergency or something, they would have put that on so that vehicles are aware, and thus move out of the way? No?
 

StrontiumDog

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#86
<snip>

Everest starts accelerating to clear truck because Blue Light is nearly on his bumper, possibly contemplating a lane change once he clears the truck. As they clear the truck Everest sees that Blue Light is starting to move towards the left to make an overtake and thus decides to hold his lane. Blue Light, aggrieved, sweeps past and decides to show Everest how alpha he is with a bonehead move.
^ This, plus Blue Light doesn't indicate when changing lanes (and could have been swerving between lanes prior to that) so it made Mr Everest cautious as to changing lanes right then and there.

At that point though, once Blue Light was in the left lane, Mr Everest should have eased off on the accelerator to let Blue Light pass...
 

bwana

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#87
The guy should have pulled over to the left as soon as he saw the flashing blue lights. That however does not excuse the deliberate and dangerous actions of the blue light vehicle.

Neither party belongs on the road.
 

supersunbird

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#88
^ This, plus Blue Light doesn't indicate when changing lanes (and could have been swerving between lanes prior to that) so it made Mr Everest cautious as to changing lanes right then and there.

At that point though, once Blue Light was in the left lane, Mr Everest should have eased off on the accelerator to let Blue Light pass...
This is also acceptable action indeed. Speeding up when the other vehicle overtakes on the left, is not appropriate action.
 

LaraC

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#89
When an emergency vehicle flashes its lights it is time to move over immediately or let it pass. ;)

However, the Dashcam saved the excitement for a proper investigation.
 

ToxicBunny

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#93
In the video he had more than enough space to go left.
I’m not disagreeing... but the blue lights need to be taught that they may NOT endanger the other road users as well with their actions...

Also with NRB plates I would query whether this was a legit emergency vehicle
 

LaraC

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#94
I’m not disagreeing... but the blue lights need to be taught that they may NOT endanger the other road users as well with their actions...

Also with NRB plates I would query whether this was a legit emergency vehicle
When a vehicle with emergency lights are behind you its registration should be the last thing on your mind. ;)

However, applying brakes after you've overtaken someone is silly.
 

pinball wizard

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#95
When a vehicle with emergency lights are behind you its registration should be the last thing on your mind. ;)

However, applying brakes after you've overtaken someone is silly.
However, when you see blue lights racing up behind you, it is your obligation to slow down and move out of its way, not be an arsehole.
 
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