Yuletide driving advice

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by bigjimdangley, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. Hello all,

    Me, the frau and the bairn are going up to my mum and dads for crimbo tomorrow. We'll be travelling from S.Wales to Manchester on a 02 plated Rover 45.
    Do I go up the M5/M6 etc or do I risk the shorter journey up through Wales on the A roads?
    I can't decide-so I will put my families fate in your hands.
    Seems sensible to me!
  2. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    What a fucking odd thread.
  3. This is a bi decision to make. I don't think that you should go this year but look at the route with the benefit of hindsight and then you'll be ready for next year.
    I wouldn't risk trying any motoring organisations or the Met Office, they tell lies.
  4. I know what you mean. I was thinking get them to come to me and tell me if the routes clear
  5. Don't go this year, batton down the hatches and build a snowman.
  6. Wah shield up.

    Here you go trigger, assuming you can operate a mouse and read.

    Highways Agency

    You can even look at the traffic cams.

    WS down.
  7. If I was married with kids, came from Manchester, lived in Wales and drove an old Rover, I'd have ticked every box on my "Is It Time To Kill Myself?" checklist.
    Fill your car with fireworks and acetylene bottles, yourself with a litre of slivo, and hurtle North up the Southbound M5 carriageway singing The Fairytale Of New York.
    You know it makes sense.
  8. Looking at current conditions & forecasts, thats probably the best advice you'll get!!
  9. "To Manchester" you say? Save yourself the bother and don't go, problem solved!
  10. Why not go and "hang out" in Bridgend instead?
  11. You had to pay on the Forth Road bridge to get into Fife up until 2008, when the jock parliament gave themselves another freebie by removing it! Gordon probably to tight to pay to get into his constituency!
  12. Whats Silvo? (no wah)

    sorry; slivo-still dunno what it is...
  13. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer


    Alcoholic rocket fuel.
  14. Best enjoyed as an aperitif prior to a spot of light-hearted ethnic cleansing.
  15. Not that crazy Bosnian stuff.......I'd go as far as Asbach-it is a Rover after all.

    I'm thinking The M5 too, but the view from the snowdrifts would be much nicer in darkest Wales..