Motorists drive on wrong side of M5 to avoid traffic
Footage from security cameras on the M5 near Bristol have seen drivers going the wrong way on the motorway to avoid traffic jams.
There was a five hour standstill on the M5 the other day due to an accident between J18 and J17. However, this didn't stop some motorists that day. Many decided to turn around and drive the wrong way up the road towards Avonmouth.
It wasn't just cars that attempted to dodge the congestion, footage captured a large lorry making the incredibly tight turn and drive in the wrong direction along the carriageway.
Photo: Highways England
Some people clearly didn't realise that this is in fact breaking the law and could have ended terribly. Please never do this.
It's scary seeing so many people disrespect the law, and it's nearly as ridiculous as. this footage from 2014 that captured a driver going the opposite way in the fast lane, into oncoming traffic.