A MOTORCYCLE has branded himself a “f***ing idiot” after sharing footage of him overtaking on a bend and narrowly missing an oncoming vehicle car.
Steele Fraser was driving through Forest Row in East Sussex last Tuesday when he rear-ended a slow-moving car.
The 21-year-old decided to overtake but failed to notice an oncoming car coming around the bend, causing him to veer back into his own lane and berate himself for being “f***ing dumb” driving a car.
Footage from his helmet-mounted camera shows Steele, from East Grinstead, West Sussex, speeding towards a blue Suzuki Swift on a quiet road.
The self-driving car then makes a split-second decision to overtake as it realigns into the oncoming lane and sweeps past the vehicle.
However, at the same time, due to the turn, a Land Rover is quickly approaching him head-on.
Steele gets back into his lane and continues on his way after a near miss, but launches into an amusing monologue criticizing himself for solution.
He says: “It was fucking stupid. I shouldn’t have done that.
“Why do I fdo this? It was just stupid, by the way*** also bend.
“Yeah, I’m only going to post this for f*** I’m ashamed because it would be***mute
“Don’t ever do that, f***ing idiot.”
Steele uploaded the video to TikTok last week, where it has received more than 260,000 likes and more than 1,600 comments from users applauding Steele for his admission.
One Tiktok user said: “Not stupid… just risqué respect for self preservation.”
Another joked: “Don’t worry, I’ve done worse in GTA.”
A third wrote: “There is nothing more rewarding than learning and challenging yourself at something. Well done.”
Another user commented: “Bad opinion? huh Smart and smart enough to admit you were dumb and learn from it? Undoubtedly. Respect for owning the dumb moments.”
A fifth added: “I’ve had moments like that and I feel like I want to go back and apologize to the other driver.”
Speaking today, Steele said: “It’s not something I’m proud of and a lot of people seem to think it was good, but it wasn’t… especially in the corners because it was closer than it looked on camera.
“I just felt it was a stupid decision and I didn’t assess the situation correctly.
“I wanted people to know it’s not smart to do this, so I posted it – the comments were more than comforting as many agreed I was wrong.
“Some disagreed, but to each their own.”