By LOUISE AYLING
Police are urging motorists to be patient and take extra care on the roads, following the release of dashcam footage showing a vehicle within seconds of a head-on collision with a truck on the Monaro Highway.
The footage recorded on Friday shows a white ford attempt to overtake a vehicle at about 130km/hour before swerving out of the way of oncoming truck by only millimeters.
It was recorded outside Cooma by truck driver Richie Gillman, who told ABC news its a common occurrence on the Monaro highway.
He said a truck travelling behind him called over the radio "you're kidding, look out", before the vehicle shot past.
Monaro Chief Inspector Michael Trambie says the truck driver has contacted police, and the Cooma branch are hoping to liaise with him to try and get further information, and possibly identify the motorist.
He says motorists need to be patient along this stretch, with the arrival of the ski season, and an increased number of vehicles along the road.
"The opportunity to overtake will come when the overtaking lanes present themselves. You need to be patient, and take your time, you will get to where you're going- you might not get there as quick as you want to- but you will get there," he said.