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2012-09-25 11:12

THIS IS WHY TRUCKS SHOULDN’T SPEED: Above shows a truck overturning as it attempts to drive round a bend on the N1 headed to Cape Town while traveling at speed.

CAPE TOWN - In December 2011, the Western Cape's Safely Home campaign launched a series of videos showing crashes and road accidents in the province. The aim of the campaign was to highlight the dangers of reckless driving in the Cape by showing CCTV footage of graphic accidents

In September 2012 the Cape Transport and Public Works launched its next series of videos as part of its government viral safety campaign.

According to Western Cape transport minister Robin Carlisle, the videos are the latest instalment of an on-going campaign to educate the public on the violence behind crashes caused by irresponsible and reckless road use.

We now have the latest videos and they're quite an eye-opener for complacent drivers in the province and are not for sensitive viewers or those under the age of 18.

Click on the links to view the videos:
Crash witness September 2012 Video 1
Crash witness September 2012 Video 3

In this three part video you can see three instances of reckless behaviour on our roads.

In the first part you can see a truck speeding along the N1 heading into Cape Town and overturning. Both the second and third parts of the video highlight the dangers of speeding as two vehicle's are horrifically veering off the road, across the median and into oncoming traffic.

The crash at 0:38 is particularly terrifying as the driver crashes into oncoming vehicles.

As more videos are released we'll published them on Wheels24. Please email us should you indentify the incidents or location they took place in.

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