A mum pulled out of a busy junction into oncoming traffic in front of shocked police officer - as she was eager to pick up a parcel.

The Skoda driver drove into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road as she was eager to get to her son's house to collect the parcel in a South Derbyshire village, a police spokesman said.

However, she left police officers shocked as her vehicle lurched forwards in front of the marked police car. The car eventually stopped in Merevale Way, in Stenson Fields, and the woman was very apologetic for her actions.

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The Mercia Police Safer Neighbourhood Team shared details on what happened on social media with a picture of the police car in front of a street sign.

It was part of a post about bad habits drivers had picked up since passing their driving test.

A spokesman for the team, which is an arm of Derbyshire police, said in scathing post: "To the Skoda Yeti owner who decided to ditch everything she'd learnt during her driving test by pulling out of a busy junction on the wrong side of the roadway into oncoming traffic – what were you thinking?

"Eager to travel to her son's property to collect a parcel, the driver completely forgot to use the complimentary indicators that the Czech car manufacturer had attached to her vehicle.

"Officers were gobsmacked to see the vehicle lurch forward in front of their marked police car. And when the driver eventually came to a stop on Merevale Way, in Stenson Fields, they immediately engaged with the motorist.

"Failing to use an indicator before manoeuvring can contribute to road traffic accidents and sometimes can put other road users, including pedestrians, at increased risk.

"To her credit the female driver was apologetic. Officers issued her with a section 59 notice warning under the Police Reform Act (2002). She was warned that if she does it again, her car will be seized."

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