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Terrifying high speed dash for British school ski group

Austrian police say they have rescued a group of 51 British schoolchildren after their bus driver took them on a terrifying dash down a motorway hard shoulder claiming that he didn't want them to miss their plane.

The bus which was owned and operated by an Austrian company had reportedly turned up late to collect the group of 10-year-old skiers, and the driver was keen to make sure the group did not miss the flight back to the UK.

But the dash to the airport hit a snag when the bus from Radstadt driven by a 27-year-old Austrian hit a traffic jam.

Police spokesman Oliver Maier said: "Instead of waiting in line the bus driver moved onto the hard shoulder and sped along past all the other almost stationary traffic. He was spotted by police who followed him with sirens and blue lights but still refused to stop. During the chase even though the traffic on the motorway was almost stationary, the bus driver was doing up to 50 miles an hour.

"It must have been a terrifying experience for the kids. We found when we finally stopped the bus that the driver did not even have a seatbelt on and he didn't seem to have all of the professional paperwork needed to authorise him to drive the bus."

Police are investigating the driver's behaviour and confirmed he will face charges if convicted.

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