‘It would have been all over’: Far South Coast driver shares harrowing dash-cam moment

Moruya businessman Neale Oxley wants his tax dollars used for a safer highway.
Moruya businessman Neale Oxley wants his tax dollars used for a safer highway.

Neale Oxley wants his tax dollars to go towards saving lives, via improvements to the Princes Highway south of Nowra to the border.

The Moruya businessman caught a harrowing near-miss on his dashcam on Thursday, April 12, but says it’s just one of many he’s experienced on the highway.

“I’ve had other (near-misses) the same down there,” he said.

My taxes should support that ... I don’t want to see death markers and flowers up and down the highway

Neale Oxley

“If it was around a bend it would have been all over.

“I don’t know if it’s a lack of attention, or nodding off. It could have been very nasty.

“All I know is it’s not the first time.”

Mr Oxley said he believes the divided road with a dual carriageway Fairfax Media’s FIX IT NOW campaign is advocating for would make a world of difference.

“When you’ve got traffic doing 100km per hour each way, I’m all for that,” he said.

“More overtaking opportunities and a divider would take a lot of the frustrations out.

“I’d support that, and my taxes should support that as well.

“I don’t want to see death markers and flowers up and down the highway, but I do.”

Until then, he says driver education is the way to go to save lives.

“I would recommend a driving safety course for anyone,” he said.

“Training just kicked in. I’m not being blase – it can save lives.”

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