An allegedly elderly driver has been filmed driving the wrong way down the M1, forcing motorists into action to avoid the dangerous driving.
The motorist turned right and crossed three lanes of the busy motorway before driving towards oncoming traffic.
When the male driver realised his mistake, he tried to reverse back along the far-side overtaking lane before pulling forward again.
The driver eventually manages to reverse back up the road before heading the wrong way down the slip road.
The video shows the hapless motorist join the southbound carriageway of the M1 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, at 1pm on Monday.
Lorry driver Mark Thomas, 54, captured the terrifying moment on his dashcam as he drove from Tilbury Docks in Essex.
“I was really shaken up by it, he could have killed someone, I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
“I was doing around 60mph when I saw the car coming up on the fast lane, and slowed down to 40mph in an instant.
“I just slowed right down and put on the hazard warning lights.
“I could see a young bloke in the white van next to me brake hard and he was really straining on the seatbelt.
“The man in the silver car looked like he was 65 to 70 and was very confused.”
Mr Thomas, who has been a trucker for 32 years, said he went hoarse from shouting at the elderly driver as he started to reverse down the fast lane.
“It was lucky it was a clear day because if it had been foggy that would have been it.
“The road was busy with cars and lorries like mine and he could have caused carnage,” he added.
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