A PORSCHE driver captured on video the moment he almost collided with a motorist who was travelling in the wrong direction on the A3.
— Dmitry (@Dmitry_Lo) May 3, 2017
The Porsche driver, who uses the Twitter handle @Dmitry_Lo, alerted police by calling 911, the number for emergency services in America, which redirects to 999. He later posted a video of the incident, which took place on Wednesday, May 3, in a tweet to Surrey police.
An officer replied, asking if he could make out the registration number of the offending vehicle.
@Dmitry_Lo Wow. Well observed and manoeuvred. Is your copy of the footage clear enough to make out the registration number?
— RPU – Surrey Police (@SurreyRoadCops) May 3, 2017
When asked by another Twitter user if calling them while driving was legal, the police replied: “Yes, it is not handheld for one thing and secondly he dialled 999 which is allowed in law.”
This is not the first time a car has been caught travelling the wrong way down the A3, which links London and Portsmouth. In January 2014, a 21-year-old woman was jailed for drink-driving in the wrong direction on the A3 before crashing head-on into a police car.