Operation nets eight dangerous drivers in Greenwich after resident complaints

Police have conducted an operation after numerous reports of cars driving towards oncoming traffic to avoid queues in Greenwich.

Eight drivers were booked at Vanbrugh Hill despite the presence of police in high-visibility clothing, and one van drove off without being caught.


A number of residents have complained of near misses as drivers head the wrong way down the road including around a blind corner.

Pedestrians have also been reportedly abused. Residents complain that “many people had experienced vile abusive language aimed at their children trying to cross the road. Two near misses this week and horror stories involving wheelchair users.”

The problem has persisted for some weeks and even begun on other approaches to the notorious east Greenwich junction, and last week police stated they were dropping an investigation into one driver filmed heading on the wrong side of the road who stopped, left their car and abused a pedestrian. The video showed their face, car number plate and model.

Letter from police

Upon a furore, police the next day said they would open the investigation again.




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2 thoughts on “Operation nets eight dangerous drivers in Greenwich after resident complaints

  • It’s a good start but I would say simply crossing the junction at the bottom of vanbrugh hill at any time of the day I see more than 8 cars break the law.

  • Utterly pathetic. Greenwich council should either put up a camera OR the police should act on the reports being made by the public. There is no excuse.


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