Australian truck drivers record themselves driving dangerously and post it on TikTok

Inside the sickening truckie TikTok craze where drivers film themselves hurtling down freeways for the sake of online fame - just weeks after four hero cops were killed in a horror smash

  • Australian truck drivers are risking their lives and the lives of others on the road
  • A new social media trend has seen drivers recording themselves at the wheel 
  • The disturbing footage is then shared to popular social media app TikTok  
  • Officials are calling for a change in truck licences so drivers get more training 

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Careless truck drivers are recording themselves clocking 100km/h on freeways with just one hand on the steering wheel for 'likes' on social media. 

Alarming footage has emerged on popular video sharing app TikTok showing the disturbing actions of truck drivers around Australia.

One video shows a truck driver with a young girl seated beside him as he records a TikTok and drives with one hand on the steering wheel. 

In a separate recording, the same driver is holding his phone with one hand, and a cigarette in the other as he speeds down the highway. 

It comes just weeks after a fatal truck crash in Melbourne killed four Victorian police officers, after it swerved across several lines and struck them in the road. 

One shocking video shows a truck driver (pictured, right) with a young girl (left) seated beside him as he records a TikTok and drives with one hand on the steering wheel

Truck drivers are sharing their recordings on popular social media app TikTok, and are seen using their phones at the wheel (pictured)

Other videos show drivers with their hands out the window recording their surroundings and showing the street ahead as they hurtle down freeways.

The reckless behaviour has been slammed by officials who blame the lack of requirements to obtain a truck license. 

'There's no requirement for anybody to have spent time behind the wheel of a truck,' CEO of the Victorian Transport Association Peter Anderson told A Current Affair.

In order to attain a truck license, drivers must have held a license for two years, pay £1,000 and completing a quick five-hour course. 

'Deaths involving trucks are preventable and that's what we've got to look for and aim for,' Mr Anderson went on.

Australian truck drivers record themselves driving dangerously and post it on TikTok

Another truck driver recorded himself speeding down the highway showing off his views (pictured) on an unknown road in Australia

Australian truck drivers record themselves driving dangerously and post it on TikTok

On a foggy road, a truck driver records the road ahead and shares the horrific footage online (pictured)

Mr Anderson has been pushing for the law to change to make it more difficult to obtain a truck license.

He said drivers need to proven they can safely drive the large vehicles before being given the license. 

Mr Anderson proposed six days behind the wheel of a truck, with the driver having to practice for 660 hours before training in a semi-trailer.

He also said it should be a further 660 hours for a B-double. 

3AW's Neil Mitchell said trucks are well known to cause mass deaths, referring to the four police officers in Melbourne who were tragically killed after a truck driver slammed into them. 

A truck was travelling at 100km/h when it hit and killed four police officers dealing with the driver of a Porsche on the roadside on April 22.

'What some of these people are doing is taking lives into their own hands and if something goes wrong, they've got blood on their own hands,' he said.

He suggested police should hunt down the drivers and confiscate their licenses and that TikTok should remove all the content as it 'encourages this madness'. 

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