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Dramatic CCTV footage shows motorists taking law into their own hands

Published 18/07/2015 | 17:32

Newly released CCTV footage shows reckless motorists performing illegal u-turns and driving the wrong way in order to escape a traffic jam.

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The video, released by UK Police, shows cars, vans and a bus driving the wrong way down a slip road to get off the M1 near Northamptonshire.

The footage was filmed on July 5 just before 9pm as traffic approached a serious accident causing major delays. Not eager to spend time in traffic, a number of motorists performed illegal and dangerous moves to find an alternative route.

Northamptonshire Policeman Dave Lee said the drivers were "behaving ridiculously".

"People joining the motorway aren't expecting other vehicles to be coming towards them," he said.

"These drivers were not only putting their own lives at risk, they were risking the lives of everyone heading down that slip road."

Police are now investigating the footage so action can be taken against the dangerous drivers.

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