Astonishing moment a Smart car uses the pavement to avoid traffic

This is the extraordinary moment a motorist captured another driver on camera using the pavement as their own lane to avoid a queue of traffic.

Jane Rooney was traveling to work in Liverpool, Merseyside when her dashcam caught the incident in front of her.

As she sat there patiently a grey Smart car mounted the pavement and proceeded at speed down it to avoid sitting in the traffic jam.

What makes this footage so alarming is that at the beginning you see a woman walking her dog on the same path, making the Smart driver's actions highly dangerous.

Rooney spoke to the Liverpool Echo, saying: "It was a Smart Car but a stupid driver."

"When I saw it speed past the traffic I thought it was a police chase and half expected to see blue flashing lights coming behind it but it never did."

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