Shocking dash-cam footage shows close call on Monaro Highway

A screenshot of dashcam footage taken by Grace Stevens where a ute had to pull off onto the side of the road in order to avoid a collision with a white car driving in the opposite direction.
A screenshot of dashcam footage taken by Grace Stevens where a ute had to pull off onto the side of the road in order to avoid a collision with a white car driving in the opposite direction.

Dashcam footage has captured the nail-biting moment a Ute had to pull off the road in order to avoid a collision with an overtaking car that crossed onto its lane on the Monaro Hwy. 

Around 5pm on Tuesday, July 31, Grace Stevens was travelling from Canberra back home to Cooma and reached the area between Ryans Rd and Ryrie Hill Rd when the incident took place.  

In her dashcam footage, a white car travelling in the opposite direction can be seen attempting to overtake a row of cars over broken lines. 

Dash cam footage by Grace Stevens

The Ute in front of Ms Steven’s vehicle had to slow down and pull off the side of the road in order to avoid a collision, as the overtaking car drove past him partly on his side of the road. 

“Sadly this happens way too often, especially between Cooma and Canberra.,” Ms Stevens said in a post on social media. 

She wanted to mention the way the driver of the Ute “quickly reacted and avoided the situation”.

Will Wright of Berridale, the driver of this Ute that had to pull off the road in order to avoid the collision, said this situation was unfortunately “common for many drivers in winter”. 

“Being limited to 90 on my ‘Ps’ means I see a lot of impatience and dangerous manoeuvres such as this,” he said.

“It's only lucky that Grace had recorded this on her dashcam, hopefully people see this disgusting driving and realise that their decisions on the road can have major implications." 

Ms Stevens told Fairfax Media she wanted to share the footage in the hope of getting more attention towards improving the road. On Wednesday she said she planned on reporting the incident to police. 

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