Dashcam video shows the moment two drivers collide as they jostle for space on a dual carriageway
This is the moment two motorists clashed as they fought for a seat on a busy dual carriageway – and divided opinions on who was right.
Dashcam footage captured in the town of Yagoona, Australia, shows a Volkswagen driver attempting to change lanes while the other motorist appeared to be speeding.
At the beginning of the clip, the Volkswagen can be seen on the third lane of the Hume Highway before pointing to the second lane and driving across.
The driver of the black Tarago station wagon in the first lane then apparently accelerates while the VW driver continues to signal and pulls across the lanes.
As they squeeze around the gap, the two then collide with each other as the VW tries to merge into the left lane.
It has sparked debate on social media about which motorist was at fault.
The clip has been viewed more than 107,000 times on the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page, as viewers argued over who should have caved in.
Many sympathized with the driver of the black car.
One commented: “Just because someone has their turn signal on doesn’t mean they have the right of way.
“It is their responsibility to merge/change lanes safely. The van really didn’t even have time to avoid the accident.”
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Another said: “So upsetting that those who claim believe they are entitled to move without proper notification.
“The golden car drove across two lanes, knew for a long time where they were going, but just had to try to get into lines.
“The gold car was wrong here and also in one of the black car’s blind spots.”
But others claimed the driver of the golden car should have been allowed into the left lane.
One wrote: “This accident could have been avoided if the driver of the black vehicle hadn’t had an ego the size of Alaska and decided to drive faster.”
A second replied: “The black car seemed determined to give him the right of way. It’s obvious that he accelerated on purpose to achieve that. I would have just slowed down to avoid an accident if I were him.”
“Now her damage is on both cars.”
NSW road laws require drivers to give priority to motorists in the lane they are moving into when changing lanes.
It reads, “You must indicate to let others know if you plan to change lanes. Make sure your turn signal is off after merging or changing lanes.”
Many insisted that both drivers were at fault.
One said: “Isn’t there a rule of the road that you have to take every possible measure to avoid a collision? Both drivers deserve a fine here. There can be two mistakes!”
A second wrote: “Play stupid games and win stupid prizes.
“There’s actually a good car dealer just around the corner.”
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