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In February this year, Daniel Smith was conducting a driving lesson when a potential incident ahead caught his attention.
The 43-year-old spotted an examiner wearing a high-vis vest in a single-decker bus driving in the left-hand lane.
Thanks to Smith’s dashcam footage, the vehicle can be seen driving too close to the pavement as he approaches a parked white lorry.
Evidently none-the-wiser, the learner driver hurtles down the road before scraping the side of the stationary lorry, leaving a trail of debris all over the road.
And the bus did not remain unscathed, as its wing mirror can be seen falling to the road as Smith drives past it.
Another camera captured Smith’s reaction to the crash, showing him and his student gasping in shock.
Daniel shared the video on TikTok yesterday, 27 April, writing: “Bus driver on a test… they failed.”
The post has now amassed more than 100,000 views and thousands of likes from amused social media users.
Viewers weighed in on the incident in the comments, as one said: “And at that moment the person on the test went ‘yeah, I don't think this job is for me’.”
Another wrote: “That is shocking driving.”
A third joked: “Definitely the cyclist's fault.”
While one person added: “Red flag, too much debris on the track.”
Speaking today, 28 April, Daniel, from Liverpool, said: “We were side by side with the bus beforehand and I noticed a guy behind the driver sitting with a high-vis.
“He also had a DVLA tag around his neck.
“It was further down the road that we ended up behind them and that happened.
“I heard the noise first and then just gasped. I was just really shocked.
“It looked like a guy walked out of the bus and picked the wing mirror up.”
Earlier this week, a driver was issued with a fine of more than £400 after driving too close to a group of cyclists.
In the footage shared by Sheffield North West's police account, the motorist can be seen driving a Peugeot and crossing the white dividing road markings as the cyclists, who were riding in a single file, overtake a parked car.
The move was ruled to be 'careless driving’ and the driver was issued with a hefty fine as a result.