WATCH: CCTV footage shows reckless driving at roadworks

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 15:00
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Shocking footage released today shows the risk faced by people working to improve or maintain England’s motorways and major A roads.

The video clip shows a lorry almost crashing into a Highways Agency Traffic Officer vehicle which was attending a breakdown on the M6 near Birmingham. This was despite a red ‘X’ being displayed on the overhead gantry to show the lane was closed.

The importance of safety on England’s motorways and major A roads will be centre stage when ‘The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane’ is broadcast on BBC2 this month. This four part documentary series, premiering on Tuesday 9 September at 9pm, will illustrate what life is like for those that work, travel and live near motorways.

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