Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows a woman whose licence was suspended after she zigzagged backwards on a busy motorway just so she could take a look at a road sign she had driven past.
The incredibly risky manoeuvre was spotted by traffic monitors in Yanchi County in north-western China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on 4th December.
Footage from the Fuzhou-Yinchuan Expressway shows the unnamed woman driver stopping in the fast lane of the motorway after overshooting a slip road.
Despite there being numerous approaching vehicles, including a row of lorries, she begins reversing across the roadway until she reaches the hard shoulder.
The video shows her then reversing further but zigzagging back onto the motorway in the process before stopping on the chevron markings in front of the slip road.
However, she does not take the exit and instead drives off again after taking a look and feeling satisfied that she had not missed her intended route.
Ningxia motorway authorities said they contacted the Audi’s owner who revealed it was his wife behind the wheel at the time.
An unnamed traffic officer said: “She was worried she had driven past her exit. She drove past a slip road to Taoshan, but she didn’t notice it.
“She didn’t know whether it was her exit, so she reversed back to take a look. It wasn’t, so she drove off again.
“Reversing, stopping and wrong-way driving on motorways are serious and illegal offences.”
The female motorist was docked 12 points from her licence – the maximum amount allowed per driving permit – and has had her document suspended.
She will be required to retake – and pass – her driving tests before a new licence can be reissued.
She was also fined 200 RMB (22 GBP) for the stunt, the police said.
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