pulling a shortcut out of the sleeve in the middle of the highway has been very expensive for this driver

It is not the first time nor the last time that someone wrong lane driving, especially when there are braided lanes, but that does not justify stopping the car in the middle of the road, getting out and removing the plastic barriers that delimit the road to move to the next lane.

That is what a driver did in Madrid, specifically in north knot, when he realized that the lane he was driving on would not take him to the destination he wanted. Now he has been sanctioned for it and the fine is not exactly small.

Behavior that cannot be justified

Wrong lane is the daily bread for thousands of drivers. Beyond the loss of time that it entails, it is not a problem, it is enough to turn around where you can or choose an alternative to reach the destination. Hopefully, fixing the bug won’t take long, although no one can deny that it’s a bummer.

Unfortunately, some people don’t take this very well and cut their losses to fix the mistake. The result is always the same: it is Worse remedy than disease.

and in this case make decisions lightly and not thinking usually implies crimes, such as skipping continuous lines and even driving in the opposite direction. That is why it is better to be patient and do things well so as not to put anyone in danger and avoid a large fine.

Proof of this is the driver who was recorded through the cameras of Telemadrid a few days ago in north knot Madrid, an area that has never been easy to navigate and that has been under construction for several months to ease traffic congestion and improve access to other roads, such as the M-30, M-607, Paseo de la Castellana and the M-11.

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Image: Google StreetView. The remodeling works of the North Junction have just finished

Since the works that have just been completed started, the yellow road markings and the plastic barriers They have served to provisionally divide lanes. As the work has progressed, both the marks painted on the ground and the barriers have been modified, so the confusion among drivers has been constant.

However, that is not a reason for someone to get out of the car and change the road at will because they have taken the wrong lane. That’s what a driver did a few days ago; neither short nor lazy, he stopped his Hyundai Kona in the middle of the road, got out of the car and removed several barriers plastic to make way and change lanes.

Thanks to the images from Telemadrid, the entire sequence it was recorded. The video makes it clear that what she did was a temeritynot only because he endangered himself, but because he put the safety of other drivers at risk, who found a car stopped in the middle of the road and a person without reflective clothing moving barriers a few centimeters from the vehicles that they circulated there.

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Image: Telemadrid. Other drivers took advantage of the open access to change lanes.

The result? Thanks to the images, the Municipal Police of Madrid had it easy to identify the driver and, according to Telemadrid account, he has been charged with reckless driving and another for tampering with traffic signs, but he has also been fined for endangering other road users. Of the three fines, the largest amounts to 3.000 euros.

Surprisingly – or perhaps not – several drivers considered it a good idea to follow in the footsteps of this driver and took advantage of the “new access” to change lanes. Telemadrid ensures that They will also be penalized.

The fact that so many drivers did the same leads one to think that the road markings were not the best or even that they could have been wrong, but even then this unconscious behavior that can cause serious accidents. You have to keep circulating and turn around where you can.


Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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