‘Where the hell are you going?’ Reckless driver filmed brazenly speeding down the PAVEMENT to dodge slow-moving traffic
- A silver Vauxhall Corsa could be seen driving down the pavement at 30 mph
- An elderly women had walked along the path mere moments before the car did
- The car sped down the pavement, dodging traffic, before swerving to the left
This is the shocking moment a car speeds down the pavement to dodge slow-moving traffic.
The silver Vauxhall Corsa was captured on a dashcam as it dodged the traffic while driving at about 30mph on the residential street Polnoon Avenue in Knightswood, Glasgow in March.
An elderly woman was walking along the pavement moments before the car flew past.
The selfish driver can be seen mounting almost the entire pavement to try and cut past other vehicles.
The car whizzes around the corner.
Another vehicle in front can be seen braking drastically as the Corsa passes it on the left hand side.
The dashcam driver, who captured the footage, but wishes to remain anonymous, said: ‘I saw him behind me, moving into the left hand side and I’m thinking, where the hell are you going.
The silver Vauxhall Corsa drove along the pavement at 30mph to dodge slow-moving traffic
‘There were only a couple of cars in front of me, but he must have been in a real hurry.’
Road safety charity, Brake, said: ‘This footage is incredibly concerning, and it is shocking to see such blatant disregard for the rules of the road, which exist to keep us all safe.
‘The driver’s dangerous behaviour could’ve had potentially devastating consequences not only for themselves but all other road users and pedestrians.
‘Waiting in traffic for just a few extra minutes is never worth risking your own or anyone else’s life. Thanks to technology, we now have permanent evidence of this dangerous behaviour, and we hope that the police traces the culprit and makes an example of them.’
Road safety campaigners including SWD Media, who obtained the footage, have said the driver shouldn’t be allowed on the roads.
The driver sped down the pavement, mere moments after an elderly woman had walked along it
They said: ‘This driving is one of the worst examples I have seen in a while.
‘To not only drive in the kerb (where debris can be) but on the pavement at speeds of 30 mph, is completely reckless.
‘He also never seemed to notice, or care, about the elderly woman who had just got in to her garden before he sped past.
‘This driver should be banned from our roads and after should be forced to resit a lengthy test although I think it would be safer for us all if they are never allowed behind the wheel again.’
Neil Greig, Policy and Research Director at IAM Roadsmart said: ‘This is ridiculously selfish and dangerous behaviour to get home a few moments quicker and there is no excuse for such impatience.
It sped past the traffic, causing a car to brake suddenly, before swerving left and off the road
‘A child, older person or even a mother with a buggy could have appeared at any moment on the main or side road.
‘Drivers need to remember that if they knocked down and killed a pedestrian in such circumstances they could face up to 14 years in jail.’
Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 in the current Highway Code states: ‘You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.’
Since January 1999 a fixed penalty notice can be issued with the offender given a ticket with fine and points attached unless they appeal in which case it goes to court.
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