Engine Trouble Motorist Speeds Wrong Way On Motorway

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the brazen motorist who sped the wrong way down a motorway after he experienced engine trouble and decided to do a U-turn in order to get back to the service station he had just passed.

The unnamed driver, whose stunt has cost him his licence, was captured by traffic cameras on the Fuzhou-Yinchuan Expressway over the city of Sanming in East China’s Fujian Province.

In the surveillance video, the motorist’s bright blue saloon can be seen speeding along the motorway in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic on 24th February.

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He reaches Guanyang service area where he waits for a mechanic he has contacted to check his vehicle.

However, his stunt was seen by Sanming traffic police who called him and ordered him to remain at the service area until officers arrive.

The authorities said the wrong-way motorist had already driven some 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) from the service area when he decided to turn back.

The male suspect claimed he had experienced engine trouble and wanted the mechanic to meet him at the service area because it was “more convenient” – and presumably less expensive than being towed off the motorway.

He was headed to Fuzhou Changle International Airport when his vehicle began to stall, the driver said.

The authorities fined the driver 200 RMB (22 GBP) and docked all 12 points from his licence.

He will serve a driving ban before being asked to redo his driving test to acquire a new licence.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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