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Dangerous tourist caught driving on wrong side of the road

  • Silver 4WD with three Asian tourists inside was driving on the wrong side of road
  • The frightening encounter caught on dashcam on Sunday on Victoria surf coast
  • Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton confirmed it is a problem in the state 

A carload of tourists has been caught dangerously driving on the wrong side of the road.

The silver 4WD hire car with three people inside was filmed driving into oncoming traffic on The Esplanade at Torquay, on Victoria’s surf coast on Sunday.

Tragedy was averted when the 4WD was able to pull off the road to the right into an empty parking space.

A carload of tourists has been caught dangerously driving on the wrong side of the road (pictured)

Shanan Greenhough, a local resident who caught the encounter on camera, said the car was going the speed limit and hadn’t veered into the wrong lane, 3AW reported.

‘I got the absolute shock of my life,’ said Mr Greenhough.

‘Police said that licence plate was a hire car from Tullamarine Airport.

‘There was three people in the car of Asian appearance.’

The silver 4WD hire car with three people inside was filmed driving into oncoming traffic on The Esplanade at Torquay, on Victoria's surf coast on Sunday (pictured)

The silver 4WD hire car with three people inside was filmed driving into oncoming traffic on The Esplanade at Torquay, on Victoria’s surf coast on Sunday (pictured)

Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton confirmed there was a problem with cars driving on the wrong side of the road which worsens during summer.

Car rental companies have been supplied videos to show tourists before hiring, but few use them.

The problem can also be seen at the snow, and a Phillip Island, Mr Ashton said, as is erratic driving.

Road signs with Chinese translations have been erected in some parts of Victoria, such as at Separation Creek near the Great Ocean Road, to deal with the problem.

Tragedy was averted when the 4WD was able to pull off the road to the right into an empty parking space (pictured)

Tragedy was averted when the 4WD was able to pull off the road to the right into an empty parking space (pictured)

 



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