‘Outback road rules!’ The shocking moment four people are seen sitting on a car’s roof racks as it speeds down a country road
- The four youths were sat within the roof racks of a white four wheel drive
- They were captured on footage clutching an ice box as the speed increased
- Police officers claim the sighting is “an all too common sight” in remote towns
A group of people have been filmed riding on a car’s roof racks as it sped down a deserted country road.
The four youths were filmed sitting on the roof racks of a white four-wheel-drive clutching an ice box as the car’s speed climbs.
The footage was shared by Chris Wilson from National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler on Instagram, after he spotted them on a remote stretch of dirt road in Rakula, Darwin.
A group of people were filmed riding on a car’s roof racks as it sped down a deserted country road
‘Way outback road rules,’ Mr Wilson captioned the video.
The car was travelling between 60-80 km/h in the footage, NT News reported.
Many users found the video comical, with one writing ‘got a few mates making sure they don’t lose their esky.’
‘Beats air-conditioning,’ another wrote.
But the footage is of significant concern to local officers, who claim the sighting is “an all too common sight” in remote towns.
“If the driver hits a pothole or has to swerve, you’ve almost certainly got four fatalities on your hands out in the middle of nowhere.
She went on to describe the current road toll in the Northern Territory as unacceptable.
“The road rules that are in place are there to protect all road users including those who live in the more remote areas of the territory and NT Police will enforce those rules consistently.
“Those members of the community who engage in inherently dangerous conduct and do not abide by those road rules will be prosecuted.”
The road toll is, in comparison to population density, the worst in Australia, with 36 deaths on the road this year alone, up from 22 this time in 2017.
The footage is of significant concern to local officers, who claim the sighting is “an all too common sight” in remote towns