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Trucker’s Incredible Near Miss on N1, Caught on Dashcam

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Winburg – A dramatic dashcam video has surfaced on social media, showing a heart-stopping near collision between two trucks on the N1 highway near Winburg.

The footage captures the terrifying moment when one truck found itself on the wrong side of a two-way road, heading directly towards the recording truck.

In the gripping video clip, which has quickly gone viral, the recording truck’s driver expertly averts a potential head-on collision by swerving to the right just in the nick of time.

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The near miss has ignited concerns about road safety and the factors that might have led to this perilous situation.

The video highlights the dangers faced by truckers and other road users on South Africa’s highways.

It serves as a stark reminder of the importance of vigilance at all times, especially on busy routes like the N1.

Watch: Dashcam Records Terrifying Close Call as Fatigued Driver Dozes Off Behind the Wheel

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While no official cause has been determined, early speculation suggests that driver fatigue may have played a role.

Fatigue is a known risk factor in long-haul trucking, and this incident underscores the need for drivers to prioritize their rest and wellbeing on the road.

The dashcam video has garnered widespread attention, with many viewers expressing their relief that a catastrophic collision was narrowly avoided.

It also serves as a call to action for road safety advocates and authorities to further promote safe driving practices, awareness campaigns, and possibly stricter regulations to minimize such incidents.

This close call captured on video is a powerful reminder of the potential dangers that can arise when safety isn’t the top priority on our roads.

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Both professional truck drivers and everyday motorists are urged to exercise caution and remain alert while travelling to prevent accidents and save lives.

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