When it comes to trucks driving down Mt Ousley, Mercury readers aren’t short of an opinion.
On Monday, the Mercury posted a video of truckie Pat Armstrong talking about the challenges of driving a big rig down the big hill into Wollongong.
The story sparked a lot of talk on our Facebook page – both from those supporting truckies and those criticising them.
“The amount of people that treat this stretch of road like the Bathurst 1000 is appalling,” wrote Andrew Macantoisich.
“Pretty much the reason I switched to train travel for work. Really feel for the truckies.”
However Adam Ki took issues with truck drivers taking up all the lanes.
“It’s when the truck drivers want to go three wide - Like come on!”
Val Longmire is a motorcyclist who is scared of the drivers who have “no idea".
“I dread Ousley especially with Bulli [Pass] closed,” she said.
“It's not the road it's the numpty drivers. I am also a motorcyclist and avoid Ousley at all costs.”
Troy Cunningham felt Macquarie Pass was worse for trucks, but Jesse Robertson disagreed.
“Mac Pass isn't too bad actually,” he said.
“It's tight but easier to hold the truck back as you can use some of the bends to wash off a bit of speed.”
As a car driver, Nik Visnic felt it was safer to get in the right-hand land and stay there until you get to the bottom.
He normally didn’t condone staying in the right-hand lane but felt “this road is a special case”.
The reader response criticised him for not keeping left unless overtaking – even though that law only applies on roads where the speed limit in more than 80km/h.