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Couple hitch a free ride on the N3 – by clinging to oil tanker

Couple hitch a free ride on the N3 – by clinging to oil tanker

This couple has become ‘internet famous’ this week, after footage of their daring commute on the back of an oil tanker was uploaded onto Twitter. The footage has gained traction on Thursday morning, and viewers have been left gobsmacked by the scenes witnessed on the N3.

According to uploader @mike_said_what, this took place on a stretch of road near Germiston in Gauteng. We reckon his caption is the perfect summary of the brief clip…

“In any other year, and in any other country, I would be surprised.”

The video begins with a view of the couple just metres in front. A man and a woman are standing on the rear bumper of the oil tanker, clinging to the ladders on the back. The lorry has its hazards on, which – as we all know in South Africa – means you can get away with doing absolutely anything.

Whether the driver is directly involved in this free ride remains up for debate. Travelling at a steady pace, cars whizz by the Germiston journeyers, as they casually ignore the incredible risks surrounding them.

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With the oil tanker only capable of reaching 80km/h, these two obviously fancied their chances. It’s believed the incident took place on Wednesday morning. There have been no reports of injuries, deaths, or serious traffic hold-ups in the region over the past 24 hours, indicating that the couple made it to their destination unscathed.

And, just so we can cover ourselves for ANY liability: Don’t try this at home, people. Or on the N3, for that matter…


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