Australian truck driver blasts ute driver who yelled abuse at a roadtrain
'You deserve to get run over': Truckie blasts ute driver who yelled abuse at a roadtrain as he overtook him while merging on a busy highway - but who is REALLY in the wrong?
- Truck driver reveals why drivers shouldn't overtake a truck on the motorway
- Australian truck driver named Urbancowboy has called out unsafe drivers
- He explained how to properly indicate and how to remain safe on the road
Published: 05:27, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 07:45, 23 February 2021
An Australian truck driver has rebuked an angry motorist who overtook a large vehicle while it was merging, saying he 'deserves to get run over'.
The truckie, known as Urbancowboy, posted his reaction to dash cam footage showing a car trying to overtake a merging truck on a busy Australian motorway.
The other driver, named Andrew, drove onto the nature strip and yelled obscenities at the truck driver.
Truck driver Urbancowboy has reacted to a video of a car trying to overtake a merging truck on a busy Australian motorway last Saturday (pictured)
Urbanbowboy called out Andrew for his lack of road rule knowledge and dangerous driving in a video on TikTok.
'No Andrew, you've got that all wrong.
He's not the asshole, you are', he said.
He showed the back of his 12m truck and explained how drivers should merge when travelling alongside one.
'On the back of the truck, we have these things called chevrons and they indicate do not overtake a turning vehicle,' he said.
The self proclaimed 'truck enthusiast' called out motorists for their unsafe driving on Australian roads
The self described 'truck enthusiast' pointed to a striped yellow and red sign and reminded drivers they were 'there to keep you safe'.
'The truck was performing a turn and you overtook, you broke the rules he's done nothing wrong,' he said.
Who was in the wrong?
- The truck 3 votes
- The other driver 18 votes
Now share your opinion
'You moved into a blind spot and you deserve to get run over'.
Other motorists were quick to comment, but were divided over the views expressed in the video.
'The truck is not turning he is merging, the truckie is wrong', one user wrote.
'The truck wasn't merging until the car was up the trailers, so the truck is wrong', another agreed.
'Andrew says he's trying to get infront of the truck knowing he's going to merge, he should have fallen back', another argued.
'The truck driver is absolutely right, Andrew was being impatient', another wrote.
The dash cam footage showed the driver named 'Andrew' forced to drive onto a nature strip