Dashcam shows driver going the wrong way on the M1

A elderly driver has been captured on camera risking lives by driving his Peugeot the wrong way down the M1. To make matters worse he then puts his car in reverse while in the fast lane and then heads the wrong way up a slip road in an effort to correct his mistake.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the M1 near Milton Keynes.

Lorry driver Mark Thomas, 54, caught the worrying moment on his dashcam as he drove from Tilbury Docks in Essex.

The father of one told the Derbyshire Times: "I was really shaken up by it, he could have killed someone, I couldn't believe it.

"I was driving in the middle lane and noticed in the distance was not quite right.

"I was doing around 60mph when I saw the car coming up on the fast lane, and slowed down to 40mph in an instant.

"I just slowed right down and put on the hazard warning lights.

"I could see a young bloke in the white van next to me brake hard and he was really straining on the seatbelt.

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"The man in the silver car looked like he was 65 to 70 and was very confused.

"He might not have understood the signs. I wondered if he might be a foreigner.

"When he was reversing on the fast lane I was shouting out the window at him to turn around, in fact I went hoarse from shouting.

"He tried reversing back down the carriageway a couple of times until he weaved his way back down the fast lane and goes the wrong way down the slip road.

"It was lucky it was a clear day because if it had been foggy that would have been it. The road was busy with cars and lorries like mine and he could have caused carnage.

"I have been a trucker for 32 years and this is the first time I've seen anything like this.

"I sent the dashcam to the police and they say someone has already reported it, I don't know what's happened to the driver."

Police have yet to comment on the incident.

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