Motorways no place to make TikTok videos urges National Highways as teenagers moved from M1
Police and highways chiefs have warned youngsters not to use motorways for making social media videos. It comes after four teenagers were moved from the side of a major route while trying to film.
The youths, whose ages were not released by officers, were given “stern words of wisdom” following the incident yesterday (Monday, May 2). Police and traffic officers attended the scene at the M1 near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.
In a tweet, National Highways Yorkshire said: “If there is one message we would like to firmly get across today it’s a road safety message. “The motorway is no place to make TikTok videos.
“Traffic Officers and South Yorkshire Police removed FOUR children to safety away from our network with some stern words of wisdom. #NoPlayground.”
A Highways England spokesman said it is believed the teenagers were making a social media video, possibly for TikTok or Snapchat. Russel Asquith, regional operations team manager, for National Highways in the North East said: “The last thing we want is a tragedy because someone has decided to walk across or near to the motorway network.
“As well as being dangerous it is illegal for any pedestrian to be on any part of the motorway network, including slip roads, roundabouts and of course the main carriageways. Incidents on the motorway network involving pedestrians who have no reason to be there in the first place are not only tragic but also cause distress to our officers and the emergency services – and hours of delays for legitimate motorway users.”