Audi driver ran back up M1 in Derbyshire after forgetting to top up mobile phone

A driver ran back up an M1 exit slip road after forgetting to sort his phone top-up on a visit to Tibshelf services, police say.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 2:42 pm

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit officers said drivers like this pose a ‘greater risk’ than Smart Motorways.

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A spokesperson for the unit said: “Audi driver leaving the services forgot to buy a phone top up, so parks on the exit slip road and runs back to the shop. No insurance. Whilst there may be concerns about #SmartMotorway drivers like these are the greater risk.”

Police caught up with the driver at Tibshelf services. Image: Derbyshire RPU.