The footage, which showed several cars, vans and even a motorhome cutting across the ‘do not cross’ hatched road markings happened over the weekend on the M3 in Hampshire.
One driver of a dark blue Honda SUV even reversed back down the motorway before turning around and driving head on towards oncoming traffic.
The traffic carnage was caused by emergency roadworks that resulted in a full road closure between J4/A331 and J3/A332 due to emergency roadworks.
And in 25C heat, some motorists clearly had enough and wanted to get out of the traffic jam as soon as possible.
Josh Larkins-Hayers, who captured the traffic carnage on his phone, was stuck in the traffic for around 90 minutes and told This is Money; 'The traffic hold ups were due to construction roadworks. It is pretty silly to close a whole section of the motorway during August and the school holidays.
'However, some people should have more common sense and stick to the Highway Code.'
Hampshire Constabulary has asked for dashcam footage to help prosecute offenders, calling the actions ‘unacceptable.’
A spokesman said: 'We received a report from a member of the public in relation to highway disruption on the slip road of the M3 Junction 4A.
'It is reported that a number of vehicles were driving the wrong way up a slip road to avoid road closures that were in place at the time.
'This is unacceptable behaviour and could have had serious implications for road users attempting to join the motorway via the slip road.
'As a police force, Hampshire Constabulary has a dedicated team within the Summary Justice Unit that review reports of poor driving made by the public which include collisions and near misses.
'Members of the public can upload dash-cam footage of alleged offences to police. These are processed using our HantsSNAP scheme directly into the fixed penalty system.
'We would encourage anyone who has mobile phone footage or dash-cam footage to report this to police via the HantsSNAP platform.'