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Near Miss with Bus on Wrong Side of Road Captured on Dashcam

By Ragnar Tómas

A bus driving on the wrong side of the road on Reykjanesbrautin.
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Drivers on Reykjanesbrautin yesterday narrowly avoided a collision when they encountered a bus driving towards them on the wrong side of the road. The bus was under the care of a repair shop, whose owner attributed the incident to “human error.”

Narrowly avoided a collision

A driver and his passenger were considerably startled yesterday as they drove along Reykjanesbraut – the road leading from the capital area to the Keflavík International Airport – and encountered a bus coming towards them at full speed on the wrong side of the road. As can be seen in the accompanying video from below, cars had to quickly swerve to the side to allow the bus to pass.


“We had the camera on the dashboard running, as always, and suddenly we saw the cars ahead of us dart to the side and then this bus coming towards us on the opposite side of the barrier,” driver Haraldur Ingþórsson told yesterday.

As reported by Vísir today, the bus in question was under the care of the vehicle repair shop Vélrás. The company owner told Vísir that it had been a matter of “human error” and that the matter would be dealt with internally.

The bus company Arctic Oro was initially implicated in the incident after netizens traced the bus’s licence plate to the company. The owner of the bus company told Vísir that the company had suffered significant reputational damage due to the incident; the truth was that the bus was being repaired at the aforementioned workshop, and an employee of the workshop had been driving the bus.

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