Odd one this week on Ranty Friday but this is something that really does make me rant. And actually shout at people as I drive past at 70mph.
The hard shoulder, the place you have to sit and wait for the recovery service if you break down. No not the place for a wee, or for your child to have a wee, or for you to check the map. Those things are not the subject of my rant this week. It is people breaking down on the motorway and sitting on the hard shoulder.
In their cars
Or standing behind it
In a group chatting
Or beside their car.
GET OUT OF THE SODDING WAY
That metal barrier is there for a reason, it is not decoration. It is protect you. Get over it. Stand the other side of it. Or go up the grass bank.
Do not stand beside your car. Or think that by staying in your car you are in the safest place. It is madness. Get out of your car. You are a sitting duck otherwise.
Over 250 people a year die having been hit on the hard shoulder because they don’t move and then get battered by a passing vehicle.
And I bet I shout “MOVE” to a similar number as I travel up and down motorways. So please don’t make me shout at you
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