Motorway driving: Newly qualified motorist drives wrong way on motorway roundabout

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Drivers on a motorway slip road were left stunned after a motorist drove the wrong way around a roundabout. The incident took place at junction eight roundabout for Chorley as cars approached the northbound entry slip road.

The woman driving the wrong way had a green ‘P’ on her car, which indicates that she has recently passed her driving test.

Dash Cam footage captured by a passing lorry driver, Lee Simmons, showed the motorist travelling against the direction of oncoming traffic.

Mr Simmons said that the examiner that passed the driver’s test “should be sacked”.

He added: “It was the dashcam from my work lorry.

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PC Martin Willis, who was policing the major M621, had put out a road closure on the anti-clockwise carriageway at junction 2A Holbeck Moor, believing this would be enough to stop traffic.

But then had to run back out to stop two men from driving down the lane.

The West Yorkshire Police Highways Officer took to social media to vent his frustration, posting a video on his Twitter page of the incident.

In the video, a car can be seen slowly pulling out into the entry road in a bid to cut through.

PC Willis runs out and can be seen speaking to the driver through the window.

While this is happening, a car can be seen travelling down the main M621 carriageway in the wrong direction, with the oncoming traffic having to shift out the way.

PC Willis said to his Twitter followers: “Trying to put a closure on a motorway can at times be a bit tricky…. even when you’ve physically blocked the lanes with your vehicles and are directing traffic off and up a slip road.

“However, it’s not often you get vehicles then coming the wrong way down the slip road!”


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