Evidence from cameras vital
VISION from dash cameras, which many truckies have installed in their cabins, reveal just how dangerous highways can be because of irresponsible motorists.
A Tasmanian driver told Spy he and some truckie mates had dash cams and were in regular contact.
"Some of the footage getting about is getting over 45,000 in views on social media and showing how crazy and scary our roads are," he said
"Every time there is a crash involving a truck, the poor old truckie gets blamed.
"Narrowed-minded people have no idea what it's like out on the highways of this country. There is minimal education on using roads with large vehicles and how heavy they can be.
People think they can just pull up, like a car.
"I would like tougher laws to be brought for idiot car drivers who put our lives at risk with stupid antics," he said.
Other truckies Spy has spoken to from mainland states echo his sentiments.
Such footage on occasions can be used as evidence in court, if somebody is charged with an offence.
You often hear that police appeal to the public for anybody with footage of accidents which can be used during investigations.
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