Driver goes wrong way – with hazard lights for protection

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ASTONISHING video has emerged of a motorist calmly driving the wrong way on a dual carriageway with his hazard lights on for “protection”.

The jaw-dropping clip shows the driving refusing to stop or head for safety simply by crossing the central reservation.

The vehicle appears to be travelling at around 30mph on the busy road in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Numerous cars coming the opposite direction seem to be doing similar speeds, meaning a head-on collision would have been the equivalent of hitting a brick wall at 60mph.

The red Vauxhall Corsa was filmed on Tuesday lunchtime and obtained by campaigning website Scotland’s Worst Drivers (SWD).

A shocked onlooker can be heard laughing nervously and shouting, “Oh my god” while filming the 20-second clip.

The motorist has their hazards lights on but makes no attempt to slow down or stop, despite traffic approaching in the opposite direction.

There is no physical barrier to stop the car crossing to the right lane but the driver opts to carry on to a roundabout where he turns left and carries on.

Grant Livingstone, who filmed the clip, said: “Apparently in Kirkcaldy it’s ok to drive on the other side of dual carriageway. This just happened at Asda.”

A SWD spokesman said: “Whilst we understand mistakes can happen, it’s how you rectify them that is key.

“This driver showed incompetence by not only putting themselves in danger, but also other road users too by continuing.

“But why didn’t he/she cut over the grass verge or even stop and attempt to turn around?

“This is a clear case of careless driving, and time for this driver to resit their test – that’s if they actually have a licence.”

SWD on Tuesday released another video of an elderly man driving the wrong way round a roundabout in Bathgate, West Lothian, before driving the wrong way up one of the approach roads.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Fife are investigating after a report of a vehicle being driven the wrong way on Dunikier Way, Kirkcaldy was received on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

“Inquiries are on-going to establish exactly when this happened and to determine the full circumstances.”

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