‘Potentially lethal’ driving at M1 junction

PUBLISHED: 13:48 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:50 30 March 2018

The undecided driver isn't sure which way to go.
Picture: Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit.

The undecided driver isn't sure which way to go. Picture: Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit.


Police have branded a manoeuvre at an M1 junction as “potentially lethal” after the driver got confused by satnav instructions.

The Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit was out on patrol on the M1 yesterday when they came across the incident.

Officers tweeted: “A414 Hemel junction with Junction 8 M1.

“Driver stopped in lane 2 in front of marked X5 when they realised the satnav said to go onto the M1, then proceeded to cross onto the verge.

“Potentially a lethal decision.

“Points and a fine to be issued.”

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