An elderly woman was stopped by police after driving the wrong way along a dual carriageway in Fife.
Motorists, alarmed to see headlights coming towards them on the A92 near Kirkcaldy, inundated police with calls and officers managed to stop the vehicle before there was an accident.
A police spokeswoman said it was thought the incident was due to a medical issue involving the driver.
Motorist Nicola Dick came across the wrong-way driver as she drove home to Coaltown of Balgonie after Christmas shopping in Dunfermline.
“I wondered why the car in front of me was braking and I thought about overtaking,” she said.
“I’m glad I didn’t because I then saw the headlights coming towards everyone.
“I had to slam my brakes on in the rain. It was very lucky I stopped since it was raining pretty heavily.”