Shocking video shows two motorists playing cat and mouse on a motorway with the van driver even putting his vehicle in reverse during four minutes of terror.
The van driver repeatedly swerves and quickly hits his brakes in front of motorist Joss Dickie and then stops on the carriageway and puts his reverse lights on.
Mr Dickie was driving on the M1 southbound between Wakefield and Barnsley when, for reasons that are unclear, the van driver began driving erratically.
The van (pictured) swerves across the lanes and tries to get in front of Joss Dickie’s vehicle
The incident happened on October 26 but was only uploaded after Mr Dickie, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was given the green light by police.
He wrote online: ‘This could have been absolutely horrifying for someone unused to motorways, or perhaps for less capable drivers.
‘Fortunately for me, I have plenty of road experience, and was able to handle this situation well enough until it passed.’
After the van swerves across the lanes and when it comes to a stop and Mr Dickie can be heard saying: ‘He’s come to a complete standstill in the middle lane.’
The van’s reversing light can clearly be seen as Mr Dickie takes evasive action.
Mr Dickie can be heard reporting the incident to the police as it happens, exclaiming at one point: ‘Jesus Christ!’
In an attempt to shake off the van driver, Mr Dickie pulls off on to the A637 slip road and waits for the van to pass before he crosses the chevrons to rejoin the motorway.
Joss Dickie wrote on social media: ‘Happened on 26th October at about 00:10hrs. Police have now given me permission to post on social media in an attempt to ID the driver and his mate.
The van comes to a ‘complete standstill in the middle lane’ before the reverse lights come on
Mr Dickie said the incident happened in October. The van sharply hits its breaks in the clip
He added: ‘The police are looking for this vehicle, so if you spot it, please call West Yorkshire police on 101 with the crime ref:13180561864 8/11/18 or PM me on here, and I’ll pass on any details, keeping you anonymous.
‘I need to clarify, this van is not thought to be connected with the company advertised on it.’
A mobile phone number is visible on the side of the van. When called a man answered who confirmed he was the owner of the van but did not give his name.
Denying he was behind the wheel, he said: ‘I was in bed at that time. The van could have been cloned.’
On social media, Tommy Taylor wrote: ‘Wow what a d***. Glad you got through it OK mate’
Naomi Da Fox posted: Why why what a *!?!?!#%##. I hope you’re ok and I hope that p head was caught.’
Gemma Zantonio Pierre added: ‘That’s so scary. Glad you’re ok and I hope someone can help you ID him.’