A driver of a motor home ran across four lanes of traffic on the A30 to escape police yesterday evening.

He was one of two motorists stopped by the roads safety team of Devon and Cornwall Police on the section of dual carriageway at Launceston.

The other vehicle was a white Golf GTI being driven by a woman, who was also in for nasty shock when the traffic police came up to her window after it transpired there were two warrants out on her.

Explaining what happened a spokesperson for the Devon and Cornwall 'No Excuse' Team, set up to make the region's roads safer, said: "Golf stopped on the A30 Launceston with Devon and Cornwall Police Roads Policing team, the motor home stopped too.

"The golf driver lied about her identity and was wanted on two warrants, no licence or insurance."

The drama did not stop there, however, with the team member going on to add: "The other driver ran across four live lanes of traffic to avoid being finger printed.

"Shame he left his ID - he is disqualified."

Devon and Cornwall Police’s dedicated No Excuse road safety team tackles the so-called 'Fatal Five' on the region's roads: inappropriate or excessive speed; not wearing a seat belt; driver distractions including using mobile devices such as phones, 'sat navs' and tablets; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; careless and inconsiderate driving.