Shock footage sparks road rule reminder

Footage released by The Townsville Bulletin showed a ute swerving onto the shoulder of a road to attempt to overtake on the left of traffic.

RACQ’s Principal Road Safety Advisor Joel Tucker said it was potentially a recipe for disaster.

“The driver in this situation has allegedly gone on to the shoulder and through what looks like a bike lane to go around the vehicle with the dash cam,” Mr Tucker said.

“It can be a very dangerous manoeuvre and could have had serious consequences.

“Overtaking on the left is permitted only in certain situations like when you’re overtaking to the left of a vehicle which is making a right turn.”