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Watch as impatient drivers use the pavement in Preston

Posted on - 6th May, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, News, Roads, Transport, Videos

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Impatient drivers have been criticised for using the pavement during roadworks to the north of the city.

Whittingham Lane was down to one lane approaching the Broughton roundabout during Thursday.

Sophie-Louise Hodson was in a queue of traffic when the incident took place around 4.15pm.

Dashcame footage – around two minutes long – shows drivers squeezing onto the pavement to get by traffic waiting for the lights to change at the Broughton crossroads.

Read more: Tarmac down as Broughton Bypass work continues

One of the cars making its way along the pavement
One of the cars making its way along the pavement

Miss Hodson said: “The first car was milimetres away from scraping along the back of my car.

“Poor pedestrians were having to stand in single file to avoid the idiots driving on the pavement!”

Read more: Watch as driver exits the motorway at Preston but not in a safe way

Whittingham Lane is now closed for roadworks connected with the Broughton bypass – and is due to reopen on Tuesday 9 May. It was re-opened on Thursday to allow voting in the local elections.

Miss Hodson said she had not passed the footage to the police but had released it to highlight the poor driving.

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