Dangerous overtaking of road trains on the Flinders Highway

While travelling along the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Charters Towers, Spy saw four acts of dangerous driving where cars were overtaking quads or triples in a reckless manner.

There have been a lot of roadworks on some stretches of the 130km long road and some parts even have a 110km/h speed limit.

But there are other stretches where overtaking can be dangerous unless visibility of oncoming traffic is clear.

These bigger road trains are more than 50m long and it takes some time to overtake.

I saw two of the incidents where overtaking cars almost had head-on collisions with less than 50m to spare.

And that was when the truck drivers who were abiding by their legal speed limit saw the danger and slowed down.

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