Peterborough driver’s dash cam shows motorist heading down wrong side of the road

A Peterborough driver has criticised the actions of a fellow motorist who drove down the wrong side of a road.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 6:42 am

Richard has shared dash cam footage with the Peterborough Telegraph from the B1043 in Alconbury on Sunday morning.

The video shows the driver of a car coming from the opposite direction, where there are temporary traffic lights, going down the right-hand side of the road.

Richard said: “To my mind the daily hazards on our roads are a bigger threat than coronavirus, for example drink-drivers, uninsured drivers and dangerous drivers.”

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Footage from the dash cam video

Last September, the Peterborough Telegraph revealed that the number of drivers prosecuted in 2020 after police were sent dash cam footage by members of the public had dropped to zero.

Cambridgeshire police has allowed residents to share dash cam footage with it from late 2018.

This led to 1,220 videos being submitted the following year, with 34 cases sent to court, while 261 people ended up completing retraining courses and 75 people complied with a conditional offer.

However, through the first six months of 2020 no people appeared in court despite police receiving 686 videos from dash cams.

Instead, 23 retraining courses had been completed, with 27 conditional offers complied with.

The figures were skewed, though, both by the coronavirus pandemic - which saw less vehicles on the road - and because outcomes are only recorded once they have been completed.

Dash cam footage can be sent to police via: https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Vehicles.