This is the moment when a Scots ambulance was pulled in front of the driver – forcing him to apply the brakes hard.
Dashcam video showing the emergency services vehicle overtaking the motor is now divided as to whose fault it was.
Nick Foxton, from Shipton, North Yorkshire, obtained footage as he tried to overtake the ambulance that had been traveling in front of him last month.
The 53-year-old was driving along the A835 road near Lake Melam in Wester Ross in his Lotus Ellis when he was struck.
The DashCam clip shows good driving 40 miles in the left-hand lane on a 60-mile road behind a Scottish ambulance service vehicle.
He can then overtake vehicles in the second lane before advancing at 45 mph.
But within seconds, when he was on the other side of the ambulance in front of him, he signaled and got out of the front of Nick’s car.
Naik then had to apply his brakes to avoid colliding with the rear of the emergency vehicle.
Brake screams can be heard as the frustrated driver blows his horn.
“I was on vacation, and I usually visit the area at least once a year,” said Nick.
“I was going out for the day to visit Gearloch. I started at Alpole where I was staying and I found myself in traffic just after leaving Alpole.
“I was familiar with the road but found it to be the first time traffic had passed.
“I am patient and will wait until there is a clear view of the road ahead and no traffic coming.
“Checked back, pointed, checked again and pulled out to overtake while speeding.
“I got a chance to observe while overtaking and put the signal on in the offside lane.
“When I turned to the back of the ambulance, it hit the right signal and pulled straight in my direction.
“I was forced to apply the brakes and the car skidded a little but was controlled very quickly.
“I blew my horn and decided to go back to the safe side of the road.
“I saw the ambulance pass the car in front and pull behind it, it looked very close to cutting the front of the car.
Nick shared footage on Facebook yesterday entitled “Mirror, Signal,
Maneuver… Unless you are a Scottish ambulance driver.
Social media users are divided over who is to blame for the video.
One onlooker said: “Why are you moving so far unless you want to look inside a private ambulance?
“Yeah it’s clear ahead but you still can’t see enough to make sure it’s safe.”
While one disagreed: “He waited for a safe overtake and went for it. The ambulance driver was wrong. Obviously he didn’t use his mirror.”
Another viewer said: “The guy was probably going for an overtake but obviously he didn’t rush like you and probably didn’t expect to get past that, he said the final check is always a good thing. Is.”
And a member of the Facebook group added: “The sports car driver isn’t really as bad as I hate to say.” If he had the right signals and he went ahead, the ambulance should have waited to pass Go and then move on.
The ambulance was not clearly visible or the orange car was not identified, the fact is that the ambulance after the tactic indicated that he should not look to his right before the tactic.
The Scottish Ambulance Service says on its website: “Ambulances, like other vehicles, have to obey traffic rules (including speed limits) unless it is an emergency.
“Emergency ambulances are subject to certain traffic rules, including speed limits.
“In an emergency, it is up to the driver to decide the best speed to take the patient to or from the hospital while minimizing the risk to other road users.
“An ambulance can only turn on its siren in an emergency.” It is then up to the ambulance driver to decide when to use sirens and lights or just lights.
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