It's a worry....
A Melbourne motorist has
captured shocking video of a fellow highway user who continued to drive
at high speed despite having his bonnet lid lifted.
The dangerous driver was filmed during Wednesday morning peak-hour on
the Teddy Whitten Bridge, part of the Victorian capital's Western Ring
Road, radio station 3AW reports.
Footage of the incident shows a Holden Barina hatchback straddling the
shoulder while travelling at speeds of up to 70km/h with no view forward
through the dashboard.
The vehicle reportedly drove a significant distance along the highway before leaving at the Sunshine Road exit.
A lone male driver was behind the wheel at the time, a witness told 3AW.It is unclear whether the bonnet flipped up while the man was driving or whether he commenced with the lid lifted.
The driver may have jump-started the car, which reportedly still had the jumpstart kit unsecured on top of the exposed engine.
The footage has angered road safety officials who say six people died on Victorian roads last weekend.
"We're shocked, we're horrified, we're disturbed, we're working with our
road safety partners but how can anybody think that that's acceptable?"
Transport Accident Commision chief executive Janet Dore told Nine News.
"The state's road toll is up 24 percent on this time last year."
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