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