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‘Playing chicken’ a sad tale for drivers on a roundabout

A HERVEY Bay driver has captured the shocking moment when his car was stuck by a four-wheel drive on a Pialba roundabout ... and it's gone viral.

The driver, known as Brett, who is part of Dash cam Owners Australia, posted his footage to the group's Facebook page on August 11, attracting a huge reaction from its followers.

The video shows the driver entering the roundabout before being hit on the left hand side by a white four-wheel drive. The person in the four-wheel drive crashes into a fence separating the footpath from the road, before speeding off along Boat Harbour Dr.

The owner of the dash cam used what was described on the Facebook post as "Australian language" before stopping his vehicle.

On the Dash cam Owners Australia Facebook post, it was said the woman who was driving the four-wheel drive did stop eventually, and Fraser Coast Regional Council has since fixed the broken fence.

Comments revealed there were concerns about dangerous driving at roundabouts in other areas across the Fraser Coast.

One reader said approaching the roundabout between Boat Harbour Dr and Main St was like "playing chicken", while others avoided roundabouts at all costs. One person left a comment on the video, saying the area was "probably the worst place" they had ever driven in.

"People are just so uncaring," they said. "(They) could not give a rat's about other people at all." The roundabout on Boat Harbour Dr is infamous for crashes and near-misses.

A year ago today, a car carrying a toddler lost control at the roundabout and crashed through the same fence from the video.

In February this year, another crash was reported to police after a car clipped another car on the same roundabout. The Transport and Main Roads website has detailed instructions for drivers and learner drivers about how to use a roundabout.

When driving straight through a roundabout, as the man in the dash cam video was, TMR said the driver's indicator is not needed until they are leaving the roundabout, and they must give way to all traffic already on the roundabout.

When approaching a roundabout, Queensland drivers must give way to all cars already on the roundabout.

If a Queensland driver is changing lanes on a roundabout, they must give way to all cars in the lane they are moving to.

Topics:  dangerous driving driving hervey bay



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