VIDEO: Dashcam of reckless driving behaviour in Rockhampton
LAST month, reckless driving was a hot topic in Rockhampton. And now we have a video showing some of this behaviour.
One motorist wrote a Letter to the Editor about their experience with reckless driving in the region:
THE driver of a four wheeled ute with the dog crate on the back, travelling north on Tanby Rd off the Emu Park Rd on April 1 at 6.50pm in the pouring rain and throwing on two high-powered spot lights to the oncoming traffic, is what us oldies refer to as a "Visiting Australian".
That was not necessary, and reckless. The leading vehicle did not appear to have high beam on and, even if he did, a slight touch of your high beam is enough to remind the driver to alter the lights.
Read that letter here: LETTER TO EDITOR: Reckless behaviour put others at risk
This was followed by another Letter to the Editor by Rockhampton driving instructor Leyland Barnett:
THE eight fatalities from road accidents over Easter was recorded as the worst in two decades and authorities are asking questions on what to do about the situation.
I have often seen reckless driving behaviour and have always asked the question of what is wrong with the driver?
Read the full letter here: LETTER TO EDITOR: How do we decrease bad driving behaviour?
The Bulletin decided to ask readers what the most common type of reckless driver behaviour they had seen on the region's roads.
Driving too slow is one of the most noticed types of reckless behaviours The Bulletin readers see on the region's roads, according to an online poll.
The second worst is indicators not being used.