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'No-stop' video: Crash, bang - flip

2014-02-28 10:33

WHOOPSIE DAISY! A Land Rover and Volvo crash after the Land Rover fails to stop at a four-way stop in Centurion, Gauteng.Image: YouTube

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CENTURION, Gauteng - Are you one of the fools on South African roads who ignores stop signs? Watch at least nine drivers break the law before, well, watch what stupidity brings...

A video posted on YouTube by Pretoria’s Centurion Rekord shows a car (we think it's a Volvo) collide with a black Land Rover at a four-way-stop junction - the Landy flips as the low nose of the Volvo goes under it - so much for a high 4x4' being a safe 'mom's taxi'!

The crash was at the corner of Sonja Street and Glover Avenue in Doringkloof, Centurion, on February 26 2014.

VIDEO: Pta drivers crash at stop street

According to the police, as reported by the Centurion Rekord's website, the black SUV - such vehicles are popular in Gauteng as suburbia's 'mom's taxis' - and the white car “misjudged each other at the stop street".

No they didn't! At least one of them just didn't stop! In fact, before the crash, no other vehicle in the video actually came to a full stop at the junction. The Land Rover, it appears, didn't even slow down!

Watch the video closely and you'll pick up a few close calls.

An emergency service spokesman told the Rekord,the crash was at around 7am. Both drivers sustained minor injuries but “only the driver of the Land Rover was taken to the nearest hospital”. Wonder if he/she was wearing a seat belt - and what would have happened if a child had been riding unrestrained?

This is the kind of issue that will always take place, unless there is visible policing? We remember a Jozi court case of some years ago where a traffic cop said: "Lady, the junction wasn't a comma, it was a full stop!"

Do YOU jump the occasional stop sign or do you actually halt?  Email us and we'll publish your thoughts or use the Readers' Comments section below...
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