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Highway Agency releases CCTV of shocking roadwork accidents

A car is seen undertaking and pulling out in front of a lorry, causing it to swerve and overturn, in one of the accidents. Photo: Highways agency

The Highways Agency has released shocking footage of a number of accidents caused by roadworks in order to stress the importance of careful driving.

The CCTV footage shows a number of incidents captured on motorways and major roads across the country. In one incident a car is seen undertaking and pulling out in front of a lorry, causing it to swerve and overturn, in one of the accidents.

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said the footage shows the need for drivers to take more care.

The safety of those who work on our roads is paramount. Saving a few seconds on your journey is simply not worth the cost of the delays caused by these incidents, let alone the devastating impact they can have on lives and families.