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Motorcyclists caught performing dangerous stunts on M1

An innocent driver has captured footage of two motorbike riders driving erratically on the motorway and bullying other road users – him included. 

The driver recorded the footage on their dash cam on March 11, 2018 while driving on the M1 Southbound, near Trowell Services, Nottinghamshire

Dash cam footage shows two motorbike riders manoeuvring dangerously in front of and around vehicles, and driving in an intimidating fashion. 

The driver was travelling along the M1 with his wife and young child asleep in the back of his car, when he noticed two motorbikes ahead of him.

Drawing closer it quickly became apparent that the riders were driving in an erratic fashion, particularly performing ‘wheelies’ at high speed and drafting in and out of the inside lane, he said.

The bikers were riding ‘with a complete disregard for the safety of other motorists’ and getting uncomfortably close to each other and those around them.

The noise from the bikes woke the driver’s wife. 

She said of how she became ‘worried that the riders seemed to be paying more attention to their vehicle than the other drivers in the near vicinity’. 

The riders drew closer and closer to the family’s vehicle and the driver became worried about the safety of his wife and child, pulled into the next lane to avoid them colliding with his passenger door.

This didn’t go down well with the two lawbreakers, one of whom weaved in front of him and slammed on the breaks. 

Due to quick reactions, the Driver filming narrowly avoided a major incident that could have caused irreparable damage to both vehicles, let alone possible injury to his family.

Dash cam footage shows two motorbike riders manoeuvring dangerously in front of and around vehicles, and driving in an intimidating fashion

 The bikers were riding 'with a complete disregard for the safety of other motorists' and getting uncomfortably close to each other and those around them

 The bikers were riding ‘with a complete disregard for the safety of other motorists’ and getting uncomfortably close to each other and those around them

The driver was travelling along the M1 with his wife and young child asleep in the back of his car, when he noticed two motorbikes ahead of him

The driver was travelling along the M1 with his wife and young child asleep in the back of his car, when he noticed two motorbikes ahead of him

After what seemed like an eternity, the family was able to pull over in a service station and lose the motorcyclists. 

Meanwhile their young son had awoken and was very upset. They proceeded to phone the police.

The driver said, ‘I have absolutely no idea why they singled us out. It was outrageous behaviour. I don’t know if they noticed that my son was in the back seat or not – but that shouldn’t make a difference. 

‘Driving like that is just unacceptable. It was dangerous, reckless and stupid. We called the police and reported it but have not heard back.’

The driver said, 'I have absolutely no idea why they singled us out. It was outrageous behaviour'

The driver said, ‘I have absolutely no idea why they singled us out. It was outrageous behaviour’

The riders drew closer and closer to the family's vehicle and the driver became worried about the safety of his wife and child

The riders drew closer and closer to the family’s vehicle and the driver became worried about the safety of his wife and child

Richard Browning, Director at Nextbase who make the dashcams said: ‘It is distressing to see footage of an incident of this nature, let alone be a victim of it. 

‘Seeing people drive with such a disregard for not only their own safety, but that of those around them, is shameful. It is videos like this that remind me why we make Dash Cams. 

‘Had the worst happened and a crash occurred, the driver would have been able to prove he was not at fault in the incident.

‘Unfortunately the police not taking things further is something that happens all too often. Forces are worryingly understaffed and traffic incidents such as this don’t take precedence. What’s more, getting Dash Cam footage in front of them in the first place is notoriously difficult – as this couple discovered very quickly. However, Nextbase is currently hard at work on a platform that will streamline the process of road users reporting footage to the police, so watch this space…’

The incident was filmed on a Nextbase 312GW Dash Cam. 



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