Video: Offbeat - Impatient driver swerves on pavement to beat traffic

The replaced toll gate after the original was shattered by the mare.''The replaced toll gate in 1915 after the original was leapt over by the runaway mare with the carriage she was pulling smashing it to pieces. Picture: Ralph Cousins.

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This is the moment a driver decided waiting in a short line of traffic was not for them – and drove along the pavement instead.

Footage of the incident, captured on cameras in another car, shows the light blue vehicle swerving out from a line of traffic and driving along a 100 metre stretch of footpath, bypassing at least half a dozen stationery vehicles.

The 30-second film, taken near Hinckley’s Dodwells industrial estate, has been shared widely on social media, sparking a police investigation to identify the driver. The driving has been slammed by road safety groups.