Are the services exempt from road traffic laws, then...?The hard shoulder on the M6 saved my life, no shit dit follows -
It was on our way back as a Regiment from a particularly arduous Annual Camp down in Devon (based in Fremington - great camp, BTW) and I was in the passenger seat of an NCRS* Land Rover towing that ******* horsebox thingy. I and the driver, one of my Staff Sergeants, were both knackered when we got in the vehicle and being only to get up to 30 MPH on the A roads and motorways just made things worse.
*Hence the "arduous" bit.
We were on the M6, no idea where on it, but on the M6 when both of us fell asleep at the same time and started drifting off the carriageway in our grossly overloaded and dangerous vehicle. It was the difference in sensation coming through the wheels on the hard shoulder and its dividing marker thingies which woke us up just before we piled into the barrier.
If it had been a "smart" motorway, we both would have been dead.
The following time we were down South with the NCRS kit, the Rovers and the horseboxes got transported by BFO wagons and trailers, and we were in buses.
Are the services exempt from road traffic laws, then...?
There is a bit of Crown Exemption.Are the services exempt from road traffic laws, then...?
'Ere we go....
Many, many moons ago I was on a major maintenance job on the M18 out near J4 at Doncaster. It was February, which is always the best time of year to be digging a motorway up. FFS. Anyhoo, it was getting near the end of the job and we'd got both offside lanes coned off with traffic running on the hardshoulder and lane 1 in both directions.we regularly get stuff ups where mongs stop in lane 1/2/3 on our regular motorway and everyone sits in the car with the hazards on.