“Some of it’s hard to believe, some of its laughable…and
some just plain crazy” ….the opening
words to Road Madness and the best way to sum up this new show on TV3.
Hosted by comedian, marriage celebrant, one-time councilor
and long time Westie Ewen Gilmour, Road Madness uses footage collected from cameras mounted in the cabs
of trucks and on poles at trouble spots around the country to reveal some of
the crazy and frightening driving
happening on our roads every day and every night.
Like the foreign tourists here for a campervan holiday who
overtake a line of four trucks on a blind bend; the local bus drivers who run
red lights; the cyclists who hitch a ride by a hanging onto a high speed
vehicle; or the drivers who take on the barriers at level crossings - the Road
Madness cameras capture the behaviour behind our road crash statistics.
“In fact, it makes you wonder why there aren’t more people
dying on our roads when you see the lunacy of some drivers” says Ewen.
The series will also bring you examples of bad driving from countries such as Australia and the United States.