A 20-YEAR-OLD dangerous driver has received a two year ban after he overtook a lorry on the wrong side of the road.

The spine-chilling manoeuvre was caught in terrifying dash cam footage from Friday, July 3, 2020.

It was sent to West Yorkshire Police as part of its new Safer Roads Submissions initiative.

The footage shows Inshaal Saleem, from Keighley, careering down Halifax Road towards Cross Roads on the wrong side of the road.

He is attempting to overtake two lorries he was following and comes close to a vehicle which is turning right onto Haincliffe Road, near Ingrow and just outside the Great Northern Pub.

It is from this car that the initial dash cam footage is caught.

As Mr Saleem's car approaches at speed, one occupant of the vehicle turning right says: "Look, what's that car doing."

Another occupant replies: "Absolutely no idea."

Thanks to the submission, police were able to get in touch with the driver of the first lorry Mr Saleem overtakes.

The lorry driver also had dash cam footage, which gave another angle of the incident.

Mr Saleem appears on screen to the right of the lorry, on the wrong side of the road.

The footage shows him come close to the car turning right again and after that he then pulls back onto the right side of the road.

Mr Saleem appeared at Bradford Magistrates' Court yesterday, charged with dangerous driving.

He pleading guilty to the offence and received a two year ban from driving.

The 20-year-old was also ordered to pay £119 in costs and must serve 200 hours of community service.

West Yorkshire Polcie's Safer Roads Submission portal was launched at the back end of July.

It was created in response to increasing submissions of footage relating to driving offences that members of the public witnessed.

These reports were submitted to the police in a variety of ways beforehand, so a streamlined process was developed to deal with them.

Road safety is a top priority for the force and this will help its aim to prevent deaths and serious injuries on the roads of Bradford and West Yorkshire.

Paul Jeffrey Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Manager for West Yorkshire Police said: "Dash cams are becoming increasingly popular with motorists across West Yorkshire and we want to work with the public to improve driver behaviour and address offending.

"Any death on our roads is unacceptable and this is part of our ongoing commitment to make West Yorkshire’s roads safer.

"We have been working hard with our IT department to develop this portal.

"Our new digital submissions teams will then review the footage and take steps to identify the driver.

"If the clip is good enough and we have enough evidence of an offence taking place the options we can take include offering the driver a retraining course, issuing a fixed penalty notice or seeking a prosecution.

"We are expecting a high demand for this service, so please bear with us."

The potential offences that the new system will look at include dangerous driving, driver distraction including using a mobile phone, driving without due care and attention, careless driving, overtaking on solid white lines, not being in proper control of the vehicle and traffic light contraventions.

The portal can only be used for driving offences, it is not for submitting footage of Road Traffic Collisions or public order offences, and is not for reporting crime.