SHOCK DRIV­ING CAUGHT ON FILM

He calls them ‘bunch of drib­bles’:

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Ruby Molyneux

A MAN and his son were so shocked by the un­be­liev­ably bad driv­ing they wit­nessed on the A470 that they de­cided to cap­ture it for pos­ter­ity.

Carl Ma­honey was driv­ing south­bound from Blae­nau Ffes­tin­iog, with his son when they both watched a num­ber of 4x4s try­ing to over­take a trac­tor.

The footage shows a Range Rover pulling out into on­com­ing traf­fic not once but twice as it tries to pass the ve­hi­cle.

Mr Ma­honey’s 14-year-old son who filmed the footage on a mo­bile phone couldn’t be­lieve what he was see­ing as is made clear in his in­cred­u­lous re­sponse.

He said: “Here we go ‘Mr smart­mo­bile’ is about to pull out. Look at him... What is wrong with you, mup­pets?

“I am 14 and I can prob­a­bly drive bet­ter than you, you melts.

“Are you mad? Are you be­ing se­ri­ous? Are you mad? “Are you hon­estly stupid? “Look Je­sus, bunch of drib­bles.

“Look at them all. Why can’t peo­ple just be pa­tient? Look... and he ex­pects you to let him back in.”

At one point the footage shows three ve­hi­cles block­ing the road as on­com­ing traf­fic trav­els to­wards them.

Mr Ma­honey posted the footage on YouTube.

He said: “On my way home th­ese guys just pulled out in front of me and de­cided to drive like to­tal d***s into on­com­ing traf­fic!

“Ex­cuse my son’s com­men­tary and just for the record at the end of the road there was a junc­tion where the trac­tor turned right and I turned left.”

It comes as North Wales Po­lice have asked driv­ers to send in any dash­cam footage of driv­ing of­fences so it can be used in pros­e­cu­tions.

Op­er­a­tion Snap was launched in re­sponse to the ever in­creas­ing sub­mis­sion of video and pho­to­graphic ev­i­dence from peo­ple who have wit­nessed driv­ing of­fences.

Lynne Bar­rie, Chair­man of the Ap­proved Driv­ing In­struc­tors Na­tional Joint Coun­cil said: “It shows aw­ful driv­ing and de­ci­sions.

“Ba­si­cally ru­ral roads are the place most fa­tal­i­ties oc­cur. They are not only en­dan­ger­ing them­selves but oth­ers.

“I can com­pletely un­der­stand the com­men­tary.

“I am hor­ri­fied by the amount of space peo­ple are keep­ing, if that was me I would want to keep back.

“But then could the trac­tor not have pulled in?

“The video is about keep­ing space and well done to the peo­ple who kept the space.”

● Dan­ger­ous driv­ing caught on cam­era on the A470

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