Watch: Shocking dashcam footage shows reckless driver overtaking on blind corner in Kāwhia

Shocking dashcam footage has captured a driver overtaking on a blind corner in Kāwhia over the weekend. 

The footage was filmed by James Mahara on Saturday morning near the Kāwhia lookout. Mahara said the footage was a reminder for Kiwis to be careful on the roads over the holiday period. 

The video begins with Mahara following a red SUV along a windy road. A few seconds later a blue car is seen driving on the wrong side of the road around a blind corner before pulling in front of the red car. 

While the driver got lucky with no car on the other side of the road, Mahara said it could have been much worse. 

He said logging trucks regularly use those roads during summer and a few minutes after the car overtook a truck came along. 

Mahara said he reported the incident to the police and hopes it serves as a reminder to be careful on the roads. 

"This type of behaviour needs to be stopped, as it could have been a serious accident," he said. 

According to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency overtaking is allowed if you can see at least 100 metres of clear road for the whole time you are passing, there are no cars coming towards you, there are no other vehicles passing and you indicate for at least 3 seconds and check blindspots. You can only pass if you're not in a no-passing lane area. 

Newshub has contacted police for comment.