Fri, 25 Jan, 2019
Driver breaks simple road rule: Who do you think was in the wrong?
A man driving an Audi has learnt an important lesson the hard way after colliding with another vehicle when pulling out of a street.
The footage, which was posted on to the Dashcam Owners of Australia Facebook page, shows the accident that occurred on Richmond Road in Blacktown, a suburb in Western Sydney.
In the video, you can see the motorist driving along a main road before they turn on their blinker to indicate changing lanes – which the Audi waiting at the intersection took as a sign that he was turning left off the main road.
It was at that moment the Audi pulled onto the main road and collided with the dashcam vehicle.
The accident has started a conversation online on the reliability of indicators, and how drivers need to be more alert when on the road.
“I never change lanes in front of an intersection like this due to the fear of this exact scenario happening,” one person wrote.
“I don’t go till the person commits to the turn. It pisses people off behind me but it’s not worth the risk,” said another.
“Probably saw the indicator from the D/C car moving left and assumed they were turning. Even when someone indicated, I wait till they’ve turned because indicators seem meaningless on our roads,” commented a third.
Speaking to Seven News, Mick Humphries, general manager of the Australian Driver Trainers Association said that while both cars are at fault, it was mainly the Audi that should be held responsible.
“When you’re in a give way situation you should ensure traffic has been given away before making your next move,” he said.
He went on to say that the dashcam driver was “contributing negligence”, even though they were changing lanes.
“You should always indicate when required to unless confusing circumstances prevail.”
Who do you think was at fault? Let us know in the comments below.