Driver talks of panic after accidentally ending up on Luton Dunstable Busway

Luton Council's refuting claims that it's too easy for drivers to accidentally end up on the town's busway.
Luton Council's refuting claims that it's too easy for drivers to accidentally end up on the town's busway. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Last weekend, Nick McKee from Newmarket took a drive to a Luton casino.

Before he'd even arrived, the night had got very expensive. In Luton, he took a wrong turn and drove on to the guided busway, going through a car trap in the process.

He couldn't leave the route for a mile and a half, and says the mistake caused hundreds of pounds of damage to his car.

Nick McKee from Newmarket took a drive to a Luton casino and ended up on the busway.
Nick McKee from Newmarket took a drive to a Luton casino and ended up on the busway. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I realised that I couldn't reverse back, because of the hole, so I had to carry on.

"It is petrifying really. I mean the kerbs are so high that you couldn't get out of your car anyway,

"There's not really a lot you can do bar carry on or try and go back."

– Nick McKee, Driver

Nick claims his sat nav took him onto the busway, which opened in September and cost £91 million.

The busway opened in September and cost £91 million.
The busway opened in September and cost £91 million. Credit: ITV News Anglia

He also says that same night, he spoke to a number of other drivers who'd just done the same thing.

However, Councillor Dave Taylor from Luton Borough Council told ITV News Anglia that the Council have checked the CCTV and that, as far as they can tell, what happened to Nick was a one off.

When it happened Nick thought he'd driven on to a train line.

A petrifying experience, he says he never wants to happen again.