Social media has been filled in recent weeks with numerous accounts of many drivers heading the wrong way down busy roads such as Vanbrugh Hill in east Greenwich placing other road users and pedestrians at risk.
In an attempt to beat queues, drivers including staff in a Greenwich Council vehicle have been filmed driving at speed down the wrong wide of the road.
Despite numerus video evidence and abuse of pedestrians documenting the queue jumpers, police and council action appears limited (at best) so far given problems show no sign of receding despite reports over a substantial period of time. Those who have captured footage state the police have not yet contacted them.
Today though a police Twitter account has stated:
We have recently received reports of bad driving on Vanbrugh Hill and the area around Fearon Street. We have already conducted an operation in one of these areas, and others are to follow. For all to note: please be conscious of pedestrians and other road users when driving!
— Peninsula Police (@MPSPeninsula) May 22, 2021
Greenwich Council installed cameras to monitor moving traffic offences at a nearby junction. Perhaps cameras could be directed towards the road? In addition, actively seeking out video footage of drivers would help.