Once again Tachoblog has to thank ace Aussie truck blog etruck for tipping us off to this piece of incredible footage.

In Australia, the Leader of of the Opposition, Tony Abbott,  was attending an event calling for the dualling of the Princes Highway in Winchelsea.  Naturally enough there were TV film crews waiting to film his arrival but both they and Tony Abbott got a lot more than they bargained for.

What you can see below is ABC’s footage of a jack-knifing truck braking hard, trying to avoid hitting the politician’s car and a bus veering out the way of  said stationary car in the central lane of the highway. Luckily for all, Australian truck drivers (like most the world over) have a high standard of driving and the driver kept calm resulting in everyone staying safe and sound.