Cringe-worthy moment a frustrated driver attempts a ‘1,600-point turn’ after being blocked in at a T-junction
- Driver, believed to be female, was stuck on road in Radford area of Nottingham
- Clip shows her making at least 14 slight adjustments in the small hatchback
- Total number of manoeuvres believed to be higher as motorist had been trying to turn car around for several minutes before filming began
It’s a manoeuvre which, as the name suggests, should be achievable in three easy steps.
But one Nottingham driver was filmed struggling so much to get out of a tight spot that their three-point turn has been described as a ‘1,600-point turn’.
The hapless motorist attempted to turn around the small hatchback after a lorry had blocked them in at a T-junction in Radford – while trying to also avoid hitting a parked car on the already narrow road.
The three-minute clip, posted on social media, shows the driver – believed to be a woman, according to commenters – making at least 14 slight moves back and forth before managing to escape.
A motorist attempting to do a three-point turn in a narrow road in Radford, Nottingham, was filmed struggling so much to get out of the tight spot that their manoeuvre has been described as a ‘1,600-point turn’
During the three-minute clip, posted on social media, the driver – believed to be a woman, according to commenters – makes at least 14 slight moves back and forth before managing to escape
The total number of manoeuvres is no doubt higher as she had been trying to turn around for several minutes before filming began.
One person wrote on Facebook: ‘Surely there isn’t enough road in Britain to do a 1,600-point turn’.
Another posted: ‘Think she’s related to me’; while one said: ‘This is the best ever.’
Regarding the incident, said to have occurred last Friday, one commenter wrote on Facebook: ‘Surely there isn’t enough road in Britain to do a 1,600-point turn’
The incident, said to have occurred last Friday, took place on the junction between Kyme Street and Grant Street, according to the Nottingham Post.
Many roads in the UK are not wide enough to do a U-turn, leaving a three-point turn as the only alternative sometimes.
The manoeuvre used to be included as one of the three possible reversing manoeuvres in practical driving tests until it was removed, at the end of 2017.
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