Illegal driving continually seen in Greenwich as pedestrians put at risk

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:

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.



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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Illegal driving continually seen in Greenwich as pedestrians put at risk

  • May 22, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Hopefully, the problem will be solved when the implement the LTN in East Greenwich.

  • May 23, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Yeah, another LTN will solve the problem in Vanbrugh Hill – and move it East into Charlton. Great thinking.


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