- Craziest thing you have seen on a motorway?
I saw a **** cyclist on the M60 the other week!
Some bloke on a cheapo MTB carrying a plastic shopping bag on the bars. At least he was riding down the hard shoulder rather than trying to use the outside lane…
I called the police, the woman who took the call said they’d already had two other reports from other motorists and a car was on the way to the scene.Posted 6 years agomrmoMember
quite tame really, and on a dual carriageway rather than a motorway, coming back from swindon on the A417, torrential rain, standing water, car feeling a bit odd at 70 so i ease back to 50ish. Beemer comes past at normal speed, half mile further on said Beemer is on embankment on its roof.Posted 6 years agocarlosgMember
Sounds tame but we got passed on the M5 by some boy racer stylee car , he was undertaking/overtaking generally driving like a tit. We pulled in at the next services for a wee stop and were back on the motorway 5 minutes later , got about 5 miles down the road and the traffic was all backed up .
You guessed it boy racer car had managed to bounce himself and a couple of other cars off the motorway.
Also got passed by an elderly driver whilst coming up a sliproad off the Leeds ring road , he was going the opposite way into oncoming traffic. later heard he’d been killed when running into oncoming traffic.Posted 6 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
a vauxhall calibra spinning through the view in my right wing mirror and across my my left wing mirror and then an eery lack of traffic around or behind me for quite some time.
a lorry on the hard shoulder that had seemingly braked sharply resulting in a huge iron plate on the flat bed slicing through cab at knee level and jutting several meters out the front
A silver people carrier with the livery of a very well known supplier of running and cycle race timing services, medals and trophies, and numbers for mountain bike races – with a driver more interested with something that was on his front passenger seat, or possibly even in the passenger footwell or glove box than the road of traffic around him. Mostly driving with two wheels on the hard shoulder but veering randomly from the hardshoulder the the middle lane, indicating occasionally in a direction counter the one he was drifting in. Followed him as he did this for 40 miles.Posted 6 years ago40mpgSubscriber
For the last few weeks someone has nicked all the white lining for a 2 mile section, both carriageways, of the M27 in Hampshire. Every time it gets dark and rains someone falls off the edge and crashes into the central reservation as you cant see where the (concrete) carriageway ends and the gravel begins.
(I thought it might be an extreme example of these initiatives to remove all lining/signs on residential streets to make people more responsible for their driving actions, but it doesnt seem to work)Posted 6 years agoRussell96Subscriber
TVR Speed 12 on a trailer heading North on the M40 doing about 50 on the inside lane, MASSIVE queue of cars slowly passing it, drivers all drooling away.
Again northbound on the M40 just before the Warwick services just as you come over the crest of a hill a car stopped diagonally in the middle lane with a bloke with his head back either ill or fast asleep, middle of morning rush hour cars going in all directions to avoid it.Posted 6 years agoLegomanMember
White van driving like a complete bulb-end, when I refused to let him cut in front of me the driver wound down his window and threw the stubbie of beer he was drinking at me.
Also knew a guy who once removed his keys from the ignition in order to unlock his glove box, this resulted in the steering locking and…… well you can probably guess the rest!Posted 6 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Actually thinking back – sometime around 1997/1998 someone somewhere had a brainfart and decided the best way to resurface miles of the M90 through Fife was with loose chippings. And as it was a big important road it was important not to scrimp so they put generous great dunes of loose gravel on there.
Given how crotchety people get when there a 50mph zones through road works – there was a 20mph limit for weeks while they waited and hoped for the gravel to bed in.Posted 6 years agowingnutsMember
M5 near Taunton some years ago everything came to sudden stop as the middle lane was occupied by a lane hog doing about 15mph. When I say hog I mean a bloody great pig about the size of a fiat 500. Didn’t deviate from middle lane for about a mile. Didn’t seem bothered by anything.Posted 6 years ago2hottieMember
M61 meeting the M60, I was in the outside lane just going past a car in the middle lane, ass hat in an old Micra bombed up behind me so I backed off and made a start to go into the middle lane, (he was that close I couldn’t see any of his lights in the rear view mirror) he then under took me going mental whilst pulling in to the 3 car length gap between me and the car in the middle lane whilst turning his entire body round to give me a mouthful, he got it all wrong and spun in front of me and hit the celica in the slower lane pushing it under the armco and then in to a lamp post, amazingly they both walked away from it but it’s safe to say the guy in the micra will certainly not have his licence for much longer. Driving through the shower of debris was an eye opener!!!!Posted 6 years ago
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