OUR SAY: Was risking lives worth it?
A FEW weeks ago, my husband and I drove to Boondooma Dam with my parents for the weekend.
We were driving behind them with a few cars between us and all was going well; we were relaxed but making good time to our destination.
All of a sudden the driver of a speedy little black car in the traffic ahead of us, whose number plates I unfortunately couldn't make out, pulled out over the double white lines and decided to overtake the three cars in front of them. One of the cars belonged to my parents.
My husband immediately started cursing them. I couldn't say anything. My heart was in my throat.
There was little visibility up ahead as we approached a corner, hence why there were double white lines in place.
As the car managed to overtake the third vehicle, it pulled back into the left lane just moments before a car in the other lane came around the corner.
It was a matter of seconds between just another close call and complete disaster.
The black car did not make it to where it was going any faster.
It got stuck behind more traffic and was still in our sights as it turned off at Kilkivan.
I wish I could ask that driver whether risking all those lives was really worth it.
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