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Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

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  • The HGV was travelling on the M5 motorway when a car approached it head on
  • The truck was forced to swerve into the middle lane in order to avoid the car
  • The driver said: ‘Nothing quite prepared me for this level of stupidity’
  • Fortunately the driver’s reactions were quick enough to avoid disaster

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This is the terrifying moment an HGV driver narrowly misses a hatchback that was travelling in the wrong direction down the motorway.

Dash cam video captured on May 14 on the M5 motorway between junctions four and three shows the heart-stopping moment the HGV driver realises what is happening.

The driver said: ‘Nothing quite prepared me for this level of stupidity.

This is the shocking moment a HGV driver spots a car coming towards him on the M5

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The hatchback suddenly realises he is heading the wrong way down the carriageway

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The truck swerved to the right and narrowly avoided a high speed collision with the car

‘Even still, I’m not sure whether or not this was a mistake on the driver’s behalf or it was a deliberate act of dangerous driving.

‘If I’d have blinked at the wrong time or wasn’t able to move into lane two, it could have been a lot worse!’

The HGV driver spoke to West Midlands police and was told no action is being taken against the offending driver.

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The car avoided the truck by a matter of inches as shown in this dashcam footage

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)

Euro Truck Simulator 2 revamping Germany now, rest of the map later

As SCS Software continue to add to Europe with Euro Truck Simulator 2 (the next expansion focuses on the Baltics), older parts are starting to look a little scrappy. The latest update added more life to its roads but now SCS are thinking bigger.

They’re currently working on revamping Germany for a free update overhauling its autobahns, touching up its cities, replanting its forests, and generally making it a nicer place to chill out. This process will take some time but SCS today shared a few peeks at the impressive improvements. They’ll overhaul more countries later too.[1][2][3]

SCS said in today’s blost post[4] that they have “a small but passionate team of map designers” working on refreshing base game’s map “to bring it up to or at least close to our current standard of visual quality”. The oldest regions being the most run-down, they’re starting with dear ol’ Deutschland. Here, check out this stretch of autobahn as it currently stands:

Euro Truck Simulator 2 revamping Germany now, rest of the map later And how it’ll look post-fancification: Euro Truck Simulator 2 revamping Germany now, rest of the map later

Wunderbar! The blog post has more shots to coo over too. “As you can see in the screenshots, the touches to the German autobahns are considerable,” SCS say. “Some cities are altered in a major way, some will only get a bit of polish for now with new textures, vegetation, and cleanups of the worst visual sins.”

They are still working on new expansions for both Euro Truck and American Truck, mind, so they’ll need a separate team for this. And it won’t be quick. Germany’s overhaul alone will be split across multiple updates, and with their plan “to eventually revisit the whole of core game map”… quite a while.

I’d guess that the UK might be next in line for a refresh, as it’s another transplant from an even older game. ETS2’s Germany and UK were largely brought over from German Truck Simulator and UK Truck Simulator, see, so they’re the oldest regions of the map. I’m glad they’re doing this.

If sales let them keep updating Europe forever, over and over, hey go wild.

They do keep adding and overhauling the gameguts and I’ll take eternal renewal and expansion over buying sequels which would almost inevitably be smaller.

Consider how weird it always feels when a new Civilization sequel arrives, feeling slight compared to its heavily-expanded predecessor.

References

  1. ^ Euro Truck Simulator 2 (www.rockpapershotgun.com)
  2. ^ focuses on the Baltics (www.rockpapershotgun.com)
  3. ^ added more life to its roads (www.rockpapershotgun.com)
  4. ^ today’s blost post (blog.scssoft.com)

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

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  • The HGV was travelling on the M5 motorway when a car approached it head on
  • The truck was forced to swerve into the middle lane in order to avoid the car
  • The driver said: ‘Nothing quite prepared me for this level of stupidity’
  • Fortunately the driver’s reactions were quick enough to avoid disaster

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This is the terrifying moment an HGV driver narrowly misses a hatchback that was travelling in the wrong direction down the motorway.

Dash cam video captured on May 14 on the M5 motorway between junctions four and three shows the heart-stopping moment the HGV driver realises what is happening.

The driver said: ‘Nothing quite prepared me for this level of stupidity.

This is the shocking moment a HGV driver spots a car coming towards him on the M5

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The hatchback suddenly realises he is heading the wrong way down the carriageway

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The truck swerved to the right and narrowly avoided a high speed collision with the car

‘Even still, I’m not sure whether or not this was a mistake on the driver’s behalf or it was a deliberate act of dangerous driving.

‘If I’d have blinked at the wrong time or wasn’t able to move into lane two, it could have been a lot worse!’

The HGV driver spoke to West Midlands police and was told no action is being taken against the offending driver.

Inches from catastrophe: The moment a truck driver narrowly misses car driving the WRONG WAY down the M5

The car avoided the truck by a matter of inches as shown in this dashcam footage

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)