Watch as motorway driver ignores lane closure and narrowly misses West Yorkshire Police officer

A West Yorkshire Police officer has shared footage of a car narrowly missing his parked vehicle on the motorway.

Sunday, 20th June 2021, 3:09 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th June 2021, 3:14 pm

PC Martin Willis, known as 'Motorway Martin' on Twitter, has urged drivers to look ahead for lane closures after the near miss.

Police had closed a lane on the M606, between Bradford and the M62, due to an earlier multi-vehicle crash on Saturday morning.

Despite a clear red 'X' above the motorway, one driver ignored the sign leaving PC Willis livid.

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PC Martin Willis, known as 'Motorway Martin' on Twitter, has urged drivers to look ahead for lane closures after the near miss (Image: @WYP_PCWILLIS)
PC Martin Willis, known as 'Motorway Martin' on Twitter, has urged drivers to look ahead for lane closures after the near miss (Image: @WYP_PCWILLIS)

In a tweet, he said: "There are many drivers who really do need to start looking further ahead than the end of their bonnets.

"Scanning the foreground as far as the eye can see when you're driving, will allow you to anticipate and act on what is happening ahead, way before it becomes a real hazard. "

After sharing the footage of the near miss, PC Willis added: "Signs set for a lane one closure and 40mph advisory speed limit set.

"Clear view ahead of the rear of my police vehicle (lit up like a Christmas Tree!)"

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