Driving over the Drumochter Pass heading south on the A9 the other night I witnessed possibly the dumbest overtaking imaginable.
It had been snowing. There was snow between the car tracks and between us and the oncoming lane which was also rutted. There were two articulated lorries between me and a clear road ahead. We had just passed the two miles to go to the dual carriageway sign. I was prepared to cruise to there a bit more than a lorries length behind until the dual carriageway. There were perhaps a dozen cars behind me I expected were doing the same thing.
Suddenly in my wing mirror I saw someone in a Skoda Yeti or Roomster trying to overtake. From where I was driving I struggled to see a gap between the two lorries. Yet the guy went for it. If that wasn't bad enough a truck was approaching in the opposite direction. It repeatedly flashed it lights, masses of lights, the types above the cab. He must have had to brake, the truck in front of me also had to brake and somehow the idiot in the Skoda got back off the oncoming lane and into the non existent space.
Full credit to the truck drivers who kept their cool and their lorries on the road.
You see the aftermath of these crashes on the news and question how they happen.
WTF was the Skoda driver thinking?