Heart-stopping moment John Lewis truck driver forces learner motorist off the road with dangerous illegal overtake into oncoming traffic – Trucker World

Heart-stopping moment John Lewis truck driver forces learner motorist off the road with dangerous illegal overtake into oncoming traffic

  • John Lewis lorry driver pulled dangerous overtaking manoeuvre to avoid learner
  • Driving instructor captured trucker on his dashcam as he illegally overtook them
  • The department store said it is investigating the incident

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This is the heart-stopping moment a John Lewis truck driver forces a learner motorist off the road after dangerously overtaking them on a busy road.

Driving instructor Shujah Saklan captured the lorry his dashcam as it overtook them before cutting back in front too soon to avoid on coming traffic.

As a result, his student was forced to swerve on to a grass verge to avoid a potentially lethal collision.

This is the heart-stopping moment a John Lewis truck driver forces a learner motorist off the road after dangerously overtaking them on a busy road

This is the heart-stopping moment a John Lewis truck driver forces a learner motorist off the road after dangerously overtaking them on a busy road

Driving instructor Shujah Saklan captured the lorry his dashcam as it overtook them before cutting back in front too soon to avoid on coming traffic

Driving instructor Shujah Saklan captured the lorry his dashcam as it overtook them before cutting back in front too soon to avoid on coming traffic

The footage shows the lorry driver breaking traffic laws by overtaking on double white lines, which signifies that no overtaking is allowed

The footage shows the lorry driver breaking traffic laws by overtaking on double white lines, which signifies that no overtaking is allowed

The footage shows the lorry driver breaking traffic laws by overtaking on double white lines, which signifies that no overtaking is allowed.

Mr Saklan, 44, said: ‘It was near the end of the lesson and we were driving at 30mph, which is the speed limit down this particular road.

‘It was raining really heavily, with us turning round a corner, and the lorry just came out of nowhere tried to overtake and then realised a car was coming.

‘Luckily there was no damage to my car, but the lorry didn’t even stop, and even after it happened he just sped off.’

Mr Saklan was supervising his student’s 5th driving lesson when the incident took place in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, around midday on Wednesday.

He said: ‘As a driving instructor you have to stay really really calm, and in this particular case my student is a very nervous driver, so this really shook her.

‘The problem is this happens every single day and it makes it really hard for learner drivers to progress.

‘These are clearly inexperienced drivers, and people need to realise that they were in the same situation once in their life..

‘I honestly can’t believe someone could be so stupid.

We were driving at the speed limit, there was no need to overtake.’

Mr Saklan was supervising his student's 5th driving lesson when the incident took place in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, around midday on Wednesday

Mr Saklan was supervising his student’s 5th driving lesson when the incident took place in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, around midday on Wednesday

John Lewis responded to the tweet, describing what happened as 'a matter of issue' and said they are now investigating the issue

John Lewis responded to the tweet, describing what happened as ‘a matter of issue’ and said they are now investigating the issue

Mr Saklan tweeted the footage to John Lewis and said: ‘Is this how you @johnlewisretail teach your drivers how to drive?

Forced us off the road with an illegal overtake!’

Mr Saklan, who has been a driving instructor for 13 years and owns ‘Easy as ABC driving school’ and says this type of driving is something he comes across everyday.

He added: ‘The problem is that I see this type of driving all the time and it is really dangerous.’

I don’t want the driver to lose his job, because i’m sure it was just a spare of the moment mistake.

‘I would just like John Lewis to provide more training to their lorry drivers, and teach them that it is not okay for this to happen.’

A statement from John Lewis said: ‘We were shocked to see this footage and we are urgently carrying out a thorough investigation.

‘We are in contact with Mr Saklain about the incident and apologise to him and his student.’

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