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Shocking moment selfish drivers mount PAVEMENT to skip road closure outside family homes putting pedestrians at risk


SHOCKING footage shows selfish drivers mounting the pavement to dodge a road closure.

Cars in Southall, West London, were caught blatantly ignoring the signage telling them they couldn’t pass.

An angry pedestrian trying to force a driver on the pavement to reverse

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An angry pedestrian trying to force a driver on the pavement to reverseCredit: Twitter/@UB1UB2
Cars avoiding the road closure in Southall, West London

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Cars avoiding the road closure in Southall, West LondonCredit: Twitter/@UB1UB2

One clip shows people moving cones and barriers out of the way to make room for several vehicles.

They follow one behind the other in a steady stream, leaving no room for pedestrians.

In another video, an angry pedestrian tries to force a motorist to reverse back down the path.

He stands in front of the car and waves his hand at the driver until they finally retreat and turn around.

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And in footage from a third incident, a white van man stops to talk to someone who filmed him make the illegal move.

Pointing ahead, he says: “I’m just going there,” to which the guy behind the camera says: “You can’t just drive down the footpath.”

The van driver asks: “What do you want me to do?”

The other man tells him to use his Sav Nat to find an appropriate route before threatening to call the cops.

The road block is understood to be outside Beaconsfield Primary School on Beaconsfield Road.

Footage of cars travelling along the pavement was shared on Twitter where viewers ripped into the “entitled” drivers.

One said: “Isn’t this irresponsible, anti-social, dangerous and illegal driving?”

Another wrote: “Do these people not know what the signs mean?

“If they don’t, they shouldn’t drive. If you do, they shouldn’t drive.”

Andrew Stevens said: “What on earth possess people to think they can drive on a pavement?”

And another user replied: “Unbelievable entitled from motorists, nothing more, nothing less.”

Driving on a pavement, footpath or bridleway is illegal, unless it is to gain lawful access to a property or in the case of an emergency.

The criminal offence carries a fine and penalty points, but if classified as careless or dangerous driving it can result in disqualification, an unlimited fine and even imprisonment.

Ignoring road closure signs can lead to a fixed penalty and even prosecution for careless driving.

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The Metropolitan Police said: “This has been forwarded to the borough for further review.”

The Sun has approached Ealing Council for comment.

A van making its way over the path before a heated exchange with the cameraman

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A van making its way over the path before a heated exchange with the cameramanCredit: Twitter/@UB1UB2
A pedestrian walking behind a car which has ignored the road signs and barriers

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A pedestrian walking behind a car which has ignored the road signs and barriersCredit: Twitter/@UB1UB2





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