Dangerous Lane Change Wairau Road

18 views | January 1, 2023

Incident type: Close call
Location of incident: -143 Wairau Road, Milford-Glenfield, Auckland 0627, New Zealand

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I was heading down Wairau Road at about 45-50km/h. Two cars in the right lane and just me in the left lane. As we approached the traffic lights the driver of a car in the right lane decided to change lanes, while I was right next to her left front door. I wasnt in my preferred position on the road (in front or behind the car) but if she had looked I was clearly visible. I was just to the left of centre of my lane. Perfectly legal and normally safe, forcing cars into the other lane to pass.