Watch the moment a driver stops in moving motorway traffic to let child go to the toilet

Watch the moment a driver stops in moving motorway traffic to let child go to the toilet
The car came to a stop in a lane of moving traffic

by Nick Spoors

A motorist has spoken of his amazement after witnessing a car stop on the M1 so a child could go to the toilet.

The incredibly dangerous manoeuvre was performed by the driver of a BMW saloon in lane one of the southbound carriageway near junction 16.

Dashcam video footage shot from the car of the astonished motorist shows vehicles having to take evasive action to avoid ploughing into the boy and the BMW, which had a male driver and a female passenger.

‘Beyond complete belief’

Unable to overtake due to constant traffic to his right, the car with the camera has to come to a complete halt behind the BMW – placing its driver in a vulnerable position.

The driver, who sent his footage to the Northampton Chronicle, said, “I’ve had to stop in a live lane of the motorway behind this mindless idiot.

“What I saw was beyond complete belief and could have easily resulted in a serious injury or even death. I was afraid the cars behind me wouldn’t be able to stop in time.”

The BMW then leaves the scene, driving past a turn-off for motorway services just 50 seconds later.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, The Northampton Chronicle