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‘Entitled’ driver blasted for causing delay on mountain road as calls grow for changes to licensing of one particular vehicle

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An ‘entitled’ caravanner has ignored signs warning them not to try towing on a twisty mountain road and ended up jack-knifing, infuriating delayed motorists stuck behind him. 

The torturous turns of Mount Glorious Road, which is around 35km northwest of Brisbane, have plenty of signs advising against the road being attempted by ‘trucks, buses, caravan and trailers’.

Motorist Andrew Mathiesen vented his frustration at the hapless caravan owner after encountering them twice along the twisty road, made even more treacherous by being wet at the time. 

Motorists on a twisty mountain road were greeted with the unwelcome sight of a caravan jack-knifed and holding up traffic

Motorists on a twisty mountain road were greeted with the unwelcome sight of a caravan jack-knifed and holding up traffic

‘There are signs along this road not to take trucks, buses, caravans or trailers, so to my surprise, lo and behold is a caravan traversing the road,’ Mr Mathiesen, who works as a truck driver, told Yahoo News. 

On the first encounter when Mr Mathiesen came up behind the caravan the owner pulled to one side and let him pass.

However, when Mr Mathiesen was making a return trip on the road he came across the caravan and its towing vehicle wedged in the way, causing him to be blocked for one hour. 

‘[The] wet conditions, debris all over the road made conditions more slippery and the road not suitable for heavy vehicles or caravans,’ Mr Mathiesen said.

‘The caravan has pushed the tow vehicle around on a sharp bend.’

Mr Mathiesen, who needed to gain extra driving qualifications for his work, suggested those towing caravans also need to have more than a standard driver’s licence. 

‘Why shouldn’t they have to pass a licence test to show they can tow a caravan, after all I need to drive a truck weighing similar weight?’ he asked.

Veteran truck driver Aaron Farquhar told Daily Mail Australia last month that caravan drivers are the type of motorists most likely to make truckies lose it.

The caravan tower attempted the difficult road despite the many signs warning it was a bad idea

The caravan tower attempted the difficult road despite the many signs warning it was a bad idea

Veteran truckie Aaron Farquhar said caravan drivers were among the motorists he found most frustrating

Veteran truckie Aaron Farquhar said caravan drivers were among the motorists he found most frustrating

‘You’ll be driving in a one-lane road and it will be a 100kmh zone and the car in front of you will be doing 90kmh but when the overtaking lane comes up and you go to overtake and they speed up to 100,’ Mr Farquhar said. 

‘Then as soon as that overtaking lane ends they slow back down again.

‘I think it is because they don’t want to go faster but they don’t want to be behind us but that’s what causes accidents.’

‘You hear truckies on the radio going off their heads and I sympathise because I cop it all the time.’

He also thought that caravan drivers should get extra training. 



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