Car Has A Near Miss With Tractor On Narrow Hill Road

imacgyverrepairPublished: October 9, 2017Updated: October 11, 2017240 views
Published: October 9, 2017Updated: October 11, 2017

This close call happened on Paekakiriki Hill Road in New Zealand when a van had a surprisingly close encounter with a tractor uphill a narrow road.

Luckily, no-one was hurt and the only damage was to the bank and the road marker. This road is closed to wide vehicles, so the tractor driver should not have been there in the first place.

The van hit the pot-hole and slid into the bank to avoid the tractor, while everything in the back tumbled and fell out of its shelving, but luckily there was no serious damage.

If you ride regularly in the countryside, you'll know just how frightening it can be when a tractor is passing just right next to you. However, when one is driving in a curved uphill road, which is also narrow, usually never imagines that a tractor will pass by.

That's what happened in this video, described as "more like a head-on" than a close pass, experience.

The road is narrow, the tractor is coming down from a recent curve, the driver is overly surprised and uncertain whether the road will allow them to pass safely without touching, each of them holding their line.

We can't help but wondering, whether the tractor knew that this road is a forbidden area for wide vehicles, and whether it noticed the vehicle passing in the first place.

Over the years literally hundreds of close passes have been reported and near misses involving badly driven vehicles, so awareness needs to be raised!

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