I know that Army Convoys have to be spaced out, with vehicles lights on and coloured flags but last week whilst on the A303 there was a convoy and nobody would overtake, move back into the nearside lane, until they were past the convoy despite there being ample room between vehicles. Why do they do it that way? And If I wrote to my MP about it, would it make any difference safety wise if Army vehicles closed up a bit more to shorten the foad foot-print and thereby lessen the congestion? Also why do lorries in general in this country try to overtake on a hill and fail, making drivers frustrated and leading to some idiots taking risks that affect us all? I remeber in Germany that HGV's were prohibited from overtaking on certain stretches of road, and also at weekends and Bank Holidays they were kept off the roads. As for Army convoys at least 7 years notice had to be given, with hostages offered to ensure compliance etc Why couldnt that work here? I happen to spend a lot of time travelling at the moment, and I know lorries are governed to 56 Mph in some cases so overtaking shouldnt be an option for them. As for foreign lorries.... dont even go there! I'm sure that those people who drive Morris Minors at 40 mph on motorways and dual carriage ways could be driven over by said HGV's without there being an outcry from the motoring public if that would help.