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Dangerous Driving on the M25 – Police Issue Warning

Published on: 11 Aug, 2015
Updated on: 13 Aug, 2015

Police carMotorists faced with a stationary queue following an incident on the M25 on Saturday (August 8) turned around and drove against parked traffic on the motorway.

One car driver who drove against the traffic to Clacket Lane services has been reported to court for dangerous driving.

The dangerous manoeuvre happened during a delay on the clockwise stretch near to Limpsfield and was caused by a fire in the cab of a tanker which meant both sides of the carriageway had to be closed because of the risk posed to passing vehicles.

Surrey police officers, alarmed at this new pattern of behaviour, are advising members of the public to stay patient during traffic delays for their own and other motorists’ safety.

Sergeant Phil Dix from the Surrey Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: “Closing one of the busiest roads in the country is not a decision we make lightly and we ask that motorists please remain patient and understand that we are doing it for their safety.

“Driving against the traffic not only puts your life at risk, but others too, and also severely hinders the speed at which the emergency services can respond.

“We can be delayed because members of the public gather on the hard shoulder; leave their cars unattended, or sometimes take their dog for a walk on the grass verge.”

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