Tuesday 12 December 2017

Footage of drivers using hard shoulder to overtake vehicles divides the internet

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A video showing two drivers using the hard shoulder to overtake a tractor on the left has divided viewers.

The video, uploaded to Facebook by the page 'Idiot Drivers Northern Ireland', is dash-cam footage captured on a Co Down road.

In the footage a tractor uses the hard shoulder to pass out another vehcile and then a short while later a blue car is seen doing the same thing to pass out the tractor.

More than 17,000 people have watched the clip so far but reaction has been divided.

Some viewers don't see anything wrong with what the driver using the hard shoulder, while others said it raised huge safety concerns for road users who could potentially be using the hard shoulder in the case of a breakdown.

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