Frightening dashcam footage has captured the moment a South Island driver carried out a foolhardy overtake in a company ute.
Greymouth local Jonathon Kerr took a dashcam video of the perilous driving while he and a handful of friends were travelling through Ahaura on Sunday afternoon, on their way back from a weekend's off-roading.
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Mr Kerr can be heard yelling "Holy f**k!" as the 4WD, which has Plumbing World emblazoned on its side, comes past on his right and just sneaks in before a tanker comes past in the opposite direction.
The ute only makes it back into the correct lane about a second and a half before the truck comes barrelling through - the vehicle overtaking three vehicles before merging in the left lane.
Lala Tait, a friend of Mr Kerr's, admitted their group - which was travelling in a convoy - was going slowly because one vehicle was towing another and because of wet conditions.
However, she said they pulled over on many occasions to let vehicles pass, and while most had "patience and no complaints", this driver was "the only fella who risked his life to pass us".
A Plumbing World spokesperson described the driving as "completely unacceptable", and said they would undertake an internal investigation into the incident.
The video has been watched more than 30,000 times on Facebook.