Cape crash videos 09/12: Video 1

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 serious collisions.

In September 2012 the Cape Transport and Public Works launched its next series of videos as part of its viral government 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, reckless and downright stupid road use.

We now have some of the latest videos and they're eye-openers for complacent drivers in the province and are "not for young viewers". Wheels24 happens to disagree on that: children see stunt crashes on TV all the time and watch the passengers walk away. These videos are a healthy dose of reality in our modern world of video games and TV.

Click on the links to view the videos:
Crash witness September 2012 Video 2
Crash witness September 2012 Video 3

In this three-part video you can see three instances of reckless behaviour on our roads. The first two sequences show how easy it is to lose control of your vehicle while traveling at speed. The first part shows a vehicle apparently attempting to change lanes but ends up careering off the road, while the second shows the dangers of speeding on wet surfaces as a vehicle skids out of control and ultimately rolls.

The third part shows a shocking case of negligence as a vehicle runs over a *scooter and its rider in an attempt to get to anoff-ramp on what looks to be N1 outgoing. In the video you can see the vehicle cutting across and crashing into the scooter before driving across the off-ramp median far to the left.

It's astounding that the driver simply continued driving after the accident.

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

Share your thoughts in our Readers Comments section below or, even better, email us and we'll publish your articles on Wheels24.

Watch the video below:

*It was in fact a Harley-Davidson Street Glide
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