The ridiculous excuse M11 driver gave for driving the wrong way

If there is one thing you need to get right when driving, it is at the very minimum travelling in the right direction.

But every now and then, our police officers have to deal with instances where this seems to have all gone wrong.

This is what happened to Sergeant Tim Gliddon yesterday, after stopping a car driving up the wrong way on an M11 slip road, (Saturday, August 15).

But it was the excuse the driver gave which shocked him most.

He tweeted: “Just stopped a vehicle after witnessing it drive the wrong way up a slip road off the M11 driver reported and given very strong words of advice…

“The excuse was ‘I am selling the car in the next couple of days’.

“You just can’t make it up!”

According to the Sentencing Council, who produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and criminal system, driving the wrong way on a slip road can lead to points on your licence.

Driving in reverse or the wrong way could see three points awarded, the same for driving the wrong way or in reverse on the motorway itself. It could also end with a hefty fine up to the amount of £2,500.

However, police may have powers to arrest an individual for dangerous driving depending on the incident.

Essex Live