Shock as drivers take to pavement to avoid roadworks

This Is Wiltshire: YouTube footage of cars driving on the pavement at Victoria Road YouTube footage of cars driving on the pavement at Victoria Road

RECKLESS motorists filmed illegally driving on the pavement to get around a road closure in Old Town have been condemned by police and Swindon Council.

Victoria Road was blocked off at its junction with Stanley Street on Monday to eanble work to be carried out to repair a portion of collapsed sewer. Motorists are able to drive up to the cordon on either side, but should not be able to get past.

However, a video published on the website YouTube on Tuesday, shows a stream of cars coming up the hill and then mounting the kerb to squeeze through a gap between a wall and the barriers.

The footage, posted by Nigel Scott, is captioned “How drivers in Swindon deal with a road closure” and shows eight cars, including a taxi, taking the short cut in just 80 seconds.

“At one point, a pedestrian is on the pavement with cars both in front and behind him.

Inspector Steven Cox, the head of roads policing at Wiltshire Police, said: “Officers have viewed the YouTube footage and were appalled to see such bad driving.

“The motorists who mounted the kerb and edged along the pavement were acting very irresponsibly and could potentially have put pedestrians at risk of serious injury.

“The film shows a pedestrian walking along the pavement in between cars driving along it. Motorists must abide by the closure signs while the sewer repair work is underway.

“The motorists recorded on the You Tube footage can expect contact from Wiltshire Police in the very near future.”

A Swindon Council spokes-man said: “We were alerted to this issue on Tuesday and immediately contacted the contractors asking them to install more robust kerb-to-kerb barriers, which has been done.

“Driving on pavements to avoid road closures is extremely irresponsible and dangerous. It is also illegal.

“The closure was advertised prior to the works and advance signage was placed at either end of Victoria Road.”

Coun Dave Wood (Lib Dem, Eastcott) said: “This is quite shocking behaviour by drivers. On the video you can see pedestrians walking in among the cars to try to get through, which is very unsafe.

“There is an issue of diffused responsibility here. Everyone seems to be doing it so everyone then thinks it's OK to follow the herd.

“You can get quite far up Victoria Road without realising there is a closure, so I think the Council should have made it more obvious."

The recommended diversion route from the top of Victoria Road takes motorists along Devizes Road, Newport Street, High Street, Cricklade Street, Drove Road and Groundwell Road. The route for traffic travelling from the bottom of Victoria Road follows the same diversion.

The work is due to be completed by Sunday.

Watch the video by clicking here

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8:13am Thu 13 Sep 12

umpcah says...

Of course this has been shocking behaviour by drivers but anyone with half a braincell would`ve realised that given room to squeeze cars through a few drivers would make use of it.
Of course this has been shocking behaviour by drivers but anyone with half a braincell would`ve realised that given room to squeeze cars through a few drivers would make use of it. umpcah
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8:16am Thu 13 Sep 12

Davey Gravey says...

Use the video to prosecute those who have done the above.
Use the video to prosecute those who have done the above. Davey Gravey
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8:47am Thu 13 Sep 12

Inda UK says...

It's not on YouTube any longer. Or if it is, it's not labelled as such.

BBC copy of video: http://goo.gl/Y1Ilx
It's not on YouTube any longer. Or if it is, it's not labelled as such. BBC copy of video: http://goo.gl/Y1Ilx Inda UK
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8:48am Thu 13 Sep 12

Melgee says...

“Driving on pavements to avoid road closures is extremely irresponsible and dangerous. It is also illegal". ( Inspector Cox )

So don't state the bl ** ding obvious Inspector Cox do something about it instead of just talking about it!
“Driving on pavements to avoid road closures is extremely irresponsible and dangerous. It is also illegal". ( Inspector Cox ) So don't state the bl ** ding obvious Inspector Cox do something about it instead of just talking about it! Melgee
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9:01am Thu 13 Sep 12

Old_git says...

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http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=-AnN3yVmp DQ&feature=youtube_g data_player Old_git
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9:29am Thu 13 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

Yey!
I'm on telly
Yey! I'm on telly 1 2 Could B
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9:32am Thu 13 Sep 12

nobody says...

What do the police expect when there nowhere to be seen, people will try and get away with it because they realise there is little chance of being caught.
What do the police expect when there nowhere to be seen, people will try and get away with it because they realise there is little chance of being caught. nobody
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9:52am Thu 13 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

Well that would be a novel excuse to take to the Magistrates Court, ' I did it because no one was there to stop me'.

Lets us hope all those whose numbers are clearly visible are indeed prosecuted, and this goes viral so their family and friends know how dangerously irresponsible they have been.
Well that would be a novel excuse to take to the Magistrates Court, ' I did it because no one was there to stop me'. Lets us hope all those whose numbers are clearly visible are indeed prosecuted, and this goes viral so their family and friends know how dangerously irresponsible they have been. RichardR1
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10:25am Thu 13 Sep 12

SlantedView says...

A typical show of arrogance, disregard and selfishnesh from a select few drivers from Swindon!! As for the moron with the pink car... she should be prosecuted for that alone!!!!!
A typical show of arrogance, disregard and selfishnesh from a select few drivers from Swindon!! As for the moron with the pink car... she should be prosecuted for that alone!!!!! SlantedView
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10:48am Thu 13 Sep 12

swindondad says...

I fully agree that these drivers should be prosecuted for their stupid actions.

However if it is safe to drive right upto the barriers on both sides and the digger could have been better parked why was the road not just closed on one side with traffic light control alternate lane working as they have done on county road.

A little PPPPPPP,perhaps
I fully agree that these drivers should be prosecuted for their stupid actions. However if it is safe to drive right upto the barriers on both sides and the digger could have been better parked why was the road not just closed on one side with traffic light control alternate lane working as they have done on county road. A little PPPPPPP,perhaps swindondad
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12:52pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Ringer says...

1 2 Could B wrote:
Yey! I'm on telly
Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names.
[quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: Yey! I'm on telly[/p][/quote]Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names. Ringer
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4:17pm Thu 13 Sep 12

taffy888 says...

I agree with these comments, there is not a policeman in sight !! Yet those morons take advantage for the fun of it, prosecution and disqualification is the answer then retake the test. I would not at all be surprised if those MORONS were NOT insured.
I agree with these comments, there is not a policeman in sight !! Yet those morons take advantage for the fun of it, prosecution and disqualification is the answer then retake the test. I would not at all be surprised if those MORONS were NOT insured. taffy888
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5:32pm Thu 13 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

I am surprised we haven't heard from one of the drivers, with the excuse, 'I was just following the others'.
I am surprised we haven't heard from one of the drivers, with the excuse, 'I was just following the others'. RichardR1
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7:02pm Thu 13 Sep 12

woolster0 says...

nothing will be done to these idiots, drivers seem to do the hell they want round this town
nothing will be done to these idiots, drivers seem to do the hell they want round this town woolster0
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7:28pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Sir Fawn Maker says...

Insp Cox was on bbc wilts earlier saying that the number plates were all clear enough to send notices of intention to prosecute

I'm just surprised its not covered by cctv there anyway - busy road and weekend night drinkers route
Insp Cox was on bbc wilts earlier saying that the number plates were all clear enough to send notices of intention to prosecute I'm just surprised its not covered by cctv there anyway - busy road and weekend night drinkers route Sir Fawn Maker
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8:49pm Thu 13 Sep 12

timt1964 says...

proof that the dimlows who drive in swindon cant read.ROAD CLOSED means just that,hope their cars all fall into the sewers that are being fixed,then i would be sad enough to watch the videos.
proof that the dimlows who drive in swindon cant read.ROAD CLOSED means just that,hope their cars all fall into the sewers that are being fixed,then i would be sad enough to watch the videos. timt1964
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9:42pm Thu 13 Sep 12

semitonic says...

Driving or even parking on the pavement isn't normally a problem for 4x4 or BMW drivers - why the sudden alarm?

Watch the police pass cars with four wheels on the pavement every day along Commercial Road, never a problem.

Calm down people.
Driving or even parking on the pavement isn't normally a problem for 4x4 or BMW drivers - why the sudden alarm? Watch the police pass cars with four wheels on the pavement every day along Commercial Road, never a problem. Calm down people. semitonic
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9:52pm Thu 13 Sep 12

jmostfc says...

Having just watched the video the most suprising thing for me was that someone was watching Channel 5. Unbelievable! I didnt know that was still on the air
Having just watched the video the most suprising thing for me was that someone was watching Channel 5. Unbelievable! I didnt know that was still on the air jmostfc
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11:30pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Moth says...

semitonic wrote:
Driving or even parking on the pavement isn't normally a problem for 4x4 or BMW drivers - why the sudden alarm?

Watch the police pass cars with four wheels on the pavement every day along Commercial Road, never a problem.

Calm down people.
Excuse me but I drive a 4x4 and have done for the past 10 years.

I DO NOT park on pavements or grass verges.

If I have need to visit anywhere in Commercial Road, I park the car in the nearby carpark.

As for these people driving on the pavement they are brain-dead morons who can't work out an alternative route before their journey. The Vic Hill closure has been well publicised so there is NO excuse for this bad driving whatseover.
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: Driving or even parking on the pavement isn't normally a problem for 4x4 or BMW drivers - why the sudden alarm? Watch the police pass cars with four wheels on the pavement every day along Commercial Road, never a problem. Calm down people.[/p][/quote]Excuse me but I drive a 4x4 and have done for the past 10 years. I DO NOT park on pavements or grass verges. If I have need to visit anywhere in Commercial Road, I park the car in the nearby carpark. As for these people driving on the pavement they are brain-dead morons who can't work out an alternative route before their journey. The Vic Hill closure has been well publicised so there is NO excuse for this bad driving whatseover. Moth
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11:38pm Thu 13 Sep 12

John Smith II says...

I trust that that is one taxi driver who will shortly be losing their licence and hence their job?
I trust that that is one taxi driver who will shortly be losing their licence and hence their job? John Smith II
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11:42pm Thu 13 Sep 12

John Smith II says...

So if the appropriate SBC officer is viewing this, judging by the YouTube video, it is the taxi with plate '27' you want to be interested in...!
So if the appropriate SBC officer is viewing this, judging by the YouTube video, it is the taxi with plate '27' you want to be interested in...! John Smith II
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1:09am Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

Ringer wrote:
1 2 Could B wrote:
Yey! I'm on telly
Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names.
I'm not really on there.
Stalker, I just wanted to see which login you would use to make a snipe with.
Nobody's going to elect you ollie
[quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: Yey! I'm on telly[/p][/quote]Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names.[/p][/quote]I'm not really on there. Stalker, I just wanted to see which login you would use to make a snipe with. Nobody's going to elect you ollie 1 2 Could B
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2:35am Fri 14 Sep 12

greenpacer says...

How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm.
How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm. greenpacer
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10:01am Fri 14 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

I do find the attempts at justifying these highly irresponsible actions quite worrying.
I do find the attempts at justifying these highly irresponsible actions quite worrying. RichardR1
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10:10am Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

RichardR1 wrote:
I do find the attempts at justifying these highly irresponsible actions quite worrying.
Do you think it will be any different in Portsmouth?
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: I do find the attempts at justifying these highly irresponsible actions quite worrying.[/p][/quote]Do you think it will be any different in Portsmouth? 1 2 Could B
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10:14am Fri 14 Sep 12

Ringer says...

1 2 Could B wrote:
Ringer wrote:
1 2 Could B wrote: Yey! I'm on telly
Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names.
I'm not really on there. Stalker, I just wanted to see which login you would use to make a snipe with. Nobody's going to elect you ollie
Nutter.
[quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: Yey! I'm on telly[/p][/quote]Oh dear, there's always one... and it always tends to be 'I Too' - or one of his many other login names.[/p][/quote]I'm not really on there. Stalker, I just wanted to see which login you would use to make a snipe with. Nobody's going to elect you ollie[/p][/quote]Nutter. Ringer
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10:33am Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

If you say so.

Have you stalked my facebook page yet?

I'll bet you've been all over it like a rash.
If you say so. Have you stalked my facebook page yet? I'll bet you've been all over it like a rash. 1 2 Could B
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11:26am Fri 14 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

Despite your delusional posting, 12, I Too, Empty Car Park or whoever you are this week I am not moving to Portsmouth, never was and am never likely to but one can never say never.

Clear enough for you. As for it happening in Portsmouth, have no idea but would never rule it out, most towns have drivers who seem devoid of the 'little grey cells' when getting behind the wheel of a car.
Despite your delusional posting, 12, I Too, Empty Car Park or whoever you are this week I am not moving to Portsmouth, never was and am never likely to but one can never say never. Clear enough for you. As for it happening in Portsmouth, have no idea but would never rule it out, most towns have drivers who seem devoid of the 'little grey cells' when getting behind the wheel of a car. RichardR1
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12:12pm Fri 14 Sep 12

John Smith II says...

greenpacer wrote:
How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm.
If a driver managed to undertake you were you definitely driving in the correct lane, or were you 'hogging' the road by driving in the right hand lane when the left hand one was clear?

I have assumed the left hand lane was clear for you to drive in, if another vehicle subsequently managed to undertake you.
[quote][p][bold]greenpacer[/bold] wrote: How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm.[/p][/quote]If a driver managed to undertake you were you definitely driving in the correct lane, or were you 'hogging' the road by driving in the right hand lane when the left hand one was clear? I have assumed the left hand lane was clear for you to drive in, if another vehicle subsequently managed to undertake you. John Smith II
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12:28pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Ringer says...

1 2 Could B wrote:
If you say so. Have you stalked my facebook page yet? I'll bet you've been all over it like a rash.
You wish.
[quote][p][bold]1 2 Could B[/bold] wrote: If you say so. Have you stalked my facebook page yet? I'll bet you've been all over it like a rash.[/p][/quote]You wish. Ringer
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1:22pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Disco20 says...

John Smith II wrote:
greenpacer wrote: How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm.
If a driver managed to undertake you were you definitely driving in the correct lane, or were you 'hogging' the road by driving in the right hand lane when the left hand one was clear? I have assumed the left hand lane was clear for you to drive in, if another vehicle subsequently managed to undertake you.
Good point.
Undertaking, lane hogging, not indicating and diddering are all dangerous and stupid things driver in Swindon love to do.

Obviously, this list now includes driving on pavements..

I drive a BMW and contrary to belief, I actually adhere to the rules or the road and use my indicators...
[quote][p][bold]John Smith II[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenpacer[/bold] wrote: How many of you who have commented here never parked on a pavement at all ?He who cast the first stone ? Plus I would like the driver who undertook me today doing well over the 40mph speed limit to get caught and prosecuted !. He/she was gone in seconds I'd guess doing 60 if not more. This was on Great Western Way near North Star close on 1pm.[/p][/quote]If a driver managed to undertake you were you definitely driving in the correct lane, or were you 'hogging' the road by driving in the right hand lane when the left hand one was clear? I have assumed the left hand lane was clear for you to drive in, if another vehicle subsequently managed to undertake you.[/p][/quote]Good point. Undertaking, lane hogging, not indicating and diddering are all dangerous and stupid things driver in Swindon love to do. Obviously, this list now includes driving on pavements.. I drive a BMW and contrary to belief, I actually adhere to the rules or the road and use my indicators... Disco20
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2:58pm Fri 14 Sep 12

SN3 ZZ says...

Why are people so surprised ?
Most of Swindon driver's use the path to park on, anything from the wheel closest to the path all the way over to the off side wheel touching the kerb. Most people seem to think that "pavement" means "high speed cycle lane" anyway. So surely this is just the next logical step? Neither the Council nor Police seem interested, but then again until someone gets injured or killed nobody ever does.
Why are people so surprised ? Most of Swindon driver's use the path to park on, anything from the wheel closest to the path all the way over to the off side wheel touching the kerb. Most people seem to think that "pavement" means "high speed cycle lane" anyway. So surely this is just the next logical step? Neither the Council nor Police seem interested, but then again until someone gets injured or killed nobody ever does. SN3 ZZ
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3:00pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Ringer says...

Undertaking is legal in certain circumstances - most notably on dual-carriageways but often on the motorway also.

Undertaking is also something that is usually encouraged by drivers who believe they are 'safe' when they hog the middle/outside lanes at speeds significantly below the speed limit.
p]
Move to the left as soon as is safe to do so, which any half-decent driver does as a matter of course, and nobody will physically be able to undertake you.

In any case, the fact that people are so scared of undertaking just demonstrates how little notice they're taking of other road users around them. Undertaking is entirely legal on US highways, which can often be four or five lanes wide, and it does not cause an issue because people check their mirrors and don't tend to middle-lane hog like they do here.
Undertaking is legal in certain circumstances - most notably on dual-carriageways but often on the motorway also. [p] Undertaking is also something that is usually encouraged by drivers who believe they are 'safe' when they hog the middle/outside lanes at speeds significantly below the speed limit. p] Move to the left as soon as is safe to do so, which any half-decent driver does as a matter of course, and nobody will physically be able to undertake you. [p] In any case, the fact that people are so scared of undertaking just demonstrates how little notice they're taking of other road users around them. Undertaking is entirely legal on US highways, which can often be four or five lanes wide, and it does not cause an issue because people check their mirrors and don't tend to middle-lane hog like they do here. Ringer
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5:42pm Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

Yeah, I've watched Smokey & The Bandit too :-)
Yeah, I've watched Smokey & The Bandit too :-) 1 2 Could B
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6:39pm Fri 14 Sep 12

RichardR1 says...

Well I suppose you would 12 about your intellectual level from what I have read on these pages.
Well I suppose you would 12 about your intellectual level from what I have read on these pages. RichardR1
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6:53pm Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

Maybe, but at least I don't make up bare-faced lies about people in order to divert from my own lack of credentials
Maybe, but at least I don't make up bare-faced lies about people in order to divert from my own lack of credentials 1 2 Could B
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7:31pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Mark86 says...

So, I've read through all these comments, and thought it was about time that I posted. A lot of people are quick make assumptions about this, without consideration of the circumstances at the time.

I have been driving for 7 years, and have a clean driving license, I also consider myself a good, safe and careful driver, yet I am actually one of the drivers on this video...

I was leaving work and dropping a colleague home, so this was not my usual route. Upon reaching the traffic lights (from clarence st), I waited there behind 5 other vehicles. With the lights green, i proceeded to follow all these cars up the hill, and at no point did me or my passenger or evidently the other cars around me see a road closed sign (If it was there is was considerably well hidden). So now you can imagine from my dismay how I would have felt and reacted to find a digger parked sideways across the road, with no direction or diversion signs, it just appeared to be dumped there.

So the cars in front of me begin to drive slowly onto the curb (hardly recklessly, as it's been stated so many times), to drive around on the pavement. I admit at the time this felt crazy, however without direction given from the roadworks, i wrongly assumed I had missed it and this was 'the' way around. On reflection it seemed silly, and there was a sense of sheep mentality, but when you're faced with this, and no option of turning around (cars behind me were already positioned to go towards the curb, blocking any attempt at this), and there being a complete lack of signage/direction from the council, it seemed the only option. Also... it's not as if we all barrelled through at top speed, I was literally going 2 mph, being very careful.

So I know wait in fear of how much the police will over-react about this, and what to expect. Honestly I'm shocked that it has gotten to the point of police and newspaper involvement. On reflection it was simply poor misjudgement on my part, but hardly a reckless act of defying the law... :(.
So, I've read through all these comments, and thought it was about time that I posted. A lot of people are quick make assumptions about this, without consideration of the circumstances at the time. I have been driving for 7 years, and have a clean driving license, I also consider myself a good, safe and careful driver, yet I am actually one of the drivers on this video... I was leaving work and dropping a colleague home, so this was not my usual route. Upon reaching the traffic lights (from clarence st), I waited there behind 5 other vehicles. With the lights green, i proceeded to follow all these cars up the hill, and at no point did me or my passenger or evidently the other cars around me see a road closed sign (If it was there is was considerably well hidden). So now you can imagine from my dismay how I would have felt and reacted to find a digger parked sideways across the road, with no direction or diversion signs, it just appeared to be dumped there. So the cars in front of me begin to drive slowly onto the curb (hardly recklessly, as it's been stated so many times), to drive around on the pavement. I admit at the time this felt crazy, however without direction given from the roadworks, i wrongly assumed I had missed it and this was 'the' way around. On reflection it seemed silly, and there was a sense of sheep mentality, but when you're faced with this, and no option of turning around (cars behind me were already positioned to go towards the curb, blocking any attempt at this), and there being a complete lack of signage/direction from the council, it seemed the only option. Also... it's not as if we all barrelled through at top speed, I was literally going 2 mph, being very careful. So I know wait in fear of how much the police will over-react about this, and what to expect. Honestly I'm shocked that it has gotten to the point of police and newspaper involvement. On reflection it was simply poor misjudgement on my part, but hardly a reckless act of defying the law... :(. Mark86
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7:54pm Fri 14 Sep 12

1 2 Could B says...

Thanks for coming forward with the other side if the story Mark
Thanks for coming forward with the other side if the story Mark 1 2 Could B
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10:02pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Sir Fawn Maker says...

My reading of the law re driving on the pavement seems to suggest the outcome would be a fixed penalty notice ( 3 points and £60) ( or in the unlikely IMHO case that it was regarded as "serious" 6 points and £200) rather than anything like a reckless charge

BTW I came up from Groundwell Road as far as Hunt Street that afternoon and saw a road ahead closed sign by the Jewel in the crown and a road closed sign by hunt street

and

when I walked up Vic Hill about 7.00 the main danger was from all the cars doing 3 point turns and u turns to go back down the hill, including an empty stagecoach bus presumably heading for Eastcott garage
My reading of the law re driving on the pavement seems to suggest the outcome would be a fixed penalty notice ( 3 points and £60) ( or in the unlikely IMHO case that it was regarded as "serious" 6 points and £200) rather than anything like a reckless charge BTW I came up from Groundwell Road as far as Hunt Street that afternoon and saw a road ahead closed sign by the Jewel in the crown and a road closed sign by hunt street and when I walked up Vic Hill about 7.00 the main danger was from all the cars doing 3 point turns and u turns to go back down the hill, including an empty stagecoach bus presumably heading for Eastcott garage Sir Fawn Maker
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6:50pm Sat 15 Sep 12

FedUpPubGoer says...

Not surprised there were no police about, Tescos was open. ..................
Not surprised there were no police about, Tescos was open. .................. FedUpPubGoer
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