There are suggestions that graphic dash-cam footage captured of an horrific motorcycle crash in Melbourne could be used for road safety campaigns.
The crash between two motorcycles and a car reportedly occurred around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon in the Melbourne suburb of Maribyrnong.
Both riders were taken to Royal Melbourne hospital in a stable condition, one with injuries to his pelvis and the other with a leg injury.
The video caught the attention of Neil Mitchell, Melbourne radio station 3AW’s morning presenter, who has suggested that with the approval of those involved in the crash the video could form part of a future road safety campaign.
“I think it could be one of the most powerful advertising campaigns you’d ever see, because it is real.”
“It’s as dramatic as any re-enactment but this is real and that’s its strength”, he said on air this morning.
John Eacott, President of the Victorian Motorcycle Council, agreed the video was powerful.
John says that road safety is a shared responsibility and what the video shows is “part of our day to day living on motorcycles, having to look out for this sort of incident, look out for actions of this type by other road users.”
“I hope it can be used to emphasise to all road users to look out for each other,” he said.
The video is a graphic reminder of the consequences when something goes wrong for a motorcyclist.
But rather than see the incident trigger a “blame-game” between motorcyclists and car drivers as it so often does, we hope it encourages all road users to be more observant, especially in high traffic situations.
Both riders are recovering in hospital.