Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows a bungling woman driver who got lost on a motorway and decided to stop in the fast lane before getting out to check for directions on her phone while standing next to her car.
Her risky stunt on the Harbin-Daqing Expressway was captured by a traffic camera on the afternoon of 2nd September.
The video shows the woman’s white saloon car suddenly stopping in the fast lane of the motorway next to a slip road in the city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province in north-easter China.
But the fearless woman then gets out of the car and walks to the back of her vehicle, completely oblivious to the numerous cars and lorries racing right past her as she checks her phone.
In the footage shared by local authorities, a traffic officer finally calls her on her mobile phone.
In the video, she explains that she has taken a wrong turn and repeatedly asks: “What do I do?” and “Where do I go?”
The operator attempts calmly to advise the woman to get back in her car and drive away, but she appears to panic and does not understand the instructions.
The clip shows the woman then dashing into the middle of the motorway, standing in the centre of the chevron road markings as the operator’s supervisor takes over.
Again, the woman explains that she is lost, to which the supervise orders: “Please leave the motorway using your nearest exit.”
She looks at the slip road next to her and says: There’s an exit here, but I don’t know where it goes!”
The supervisor adds: “Don’t stop there. Keep driving.
“You’ve already passed this exit – don’t reverse.”
He then repeats the order when she asks: “Where do I go?”
The call ends with the woman being advised that her traffic offence has been logged before she drives away.
The police said she was fined 200 RMB (22 GBP) and given six demerit points for the dangerous stunt.
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