Man Stops On Motorway To Wee Causing Drivers To Slam Brakes On
A motorist was filmed pulling over by the central reservation of what is believed to be the M1 to urinate against the barrier, almost causing an accident.
Dash cam footage shows the moment the unknown man braked, with the unidentified driver behind him braking sharply.
The driver behind beeped his horn when the man in front put his hazards on, before waving then walking over to the central reservation while undoing his zip. While a traffic jam starts to queue up behind him, the man proceeds to urinate against the barrier.
The other driver manages to pull out from behind him and rejoin the moving traffic in the middle lane.
The motorway, which is believed to be between Junction 24 and 24a in Leicester, is being updated to become a smart motorway, so there is no hard shoulder. However, drivers are still advised to only stop on a motorway in an emergency, and are advised to only pull over in the nearside lane.
As reported by Mail Online, Jack Cousens, head of roads policy for the AA, said: "There is simply no excuse for this. It is completely and utterly dangerous and could have ended far worse.
"Hopefully the driver can be tracked down and punished for his stupidity."
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Leicestershire Police said that nothing had been received so far in connection with the incident, while the stretch of motorway is looked after by various forces.
Section 270 and 271 of The Highway Code reads: "You MUST NOT stop on the carriageway, hard shoulder, slip road, central reservation or verge except in an emergency, or when told to do so by the police, HA traffic officers in uniform, an emergency sign or by flashing red light signals. Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.
"You MUST NOT pick up or set down anyone, or walk on a motorway, except in an emergency."
If you pull over on the motorway without a reasonable excuse, drivers can be prosecuted for a whole range of crimes. These include dangerous driving, which can mean a two year prison sentence and an unlimited fine.
If the case is less serious, drivers could still be slapped with a careless driving conviction. This could also lead to an unlimited fine, as well as a disqualification - which would be at the judge's discretion, and anywhere between three and nine points on their licence.
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