Shocking moment reckless van driver narrowly avoids a head-on collision when they overtake a learner driver
- Student learner driver was having their lesson when the overtake was attempted
- Footage shows the van move in front of the car as it swerves to avoid another car
- Driving instructor Ben Moody, 27, said this is not uncommon during lessons
This is the terrifying moment a learner driver and their instructor escaped a pile-up by inches when when a van overtook them and sped towards an oncoming car.
Footage from driving instructor Ben Moody’s dashcam shows the van swerve into the student’s path to avoid a collision before braking sharply.
Mr Moody, 27, said the incident, on Marston Road, Oxford, was the nearest he had come to a crash during a lesson.
This is the moment a reckless van driver nearly hits a student having a driving lesson as they head down Marston Road in Oxford
After swerving out in front the van and causing a horn to sound the van then applied its brakes
The video begins with a student driver heading down the road at less than 25mph during a driving lesson.
A horn sounds as the van swerves in front of them to overtake while another car is travelling in the opposite direction.
The van sheepishly moves into the learner driver’s path as the instructor can be heard saying ‘B***** Nora. What on earth was the point of that.’
This is the moment the van tries to zip past as a car is driving in the opposite direction
Ben Moody with partner Harley Clarke, 21
Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Moody said: ‘That was definitely the closest we had to a collision,’ but added that he was regularly tailgated during lessons.
‘I noticed it started to happen in my rear view mirror and could see what was about to happen so I was able to warn the student driving.’
The Highway Code states that drivers should ensure the road is sufficiently clear and that there is a sufficient gap before trying to overtake.
The encounter was filmed in May this year.