Lorries to drive slow because they want to drive faster
A campaign has been organised by a lorry driver from Inverness because he's angry about speed limits. The campaign wants HGVs to be able to hurtle along at 50mph, rather than 40.
Conor McKenna is urging his fellow lorry drivers to rigidly stick to the 40mph limit on A roads, which is also known as 'obeying the law'. McKenna said that this 40mph speed limit frustrates motorists and leads to rather wild overtaking manoeuvres.
McKenna told BBC Scotland that a higher limit would allow for an improved flow of traffic. The campaign has been backed by Highland Labour MSP David Stewart who said: "I have been a road safety campaigner for many years and, of course, speed is a problem. Too fast a speed is a problem with young drivers and a real worry, but on the other side of the coin too slow is also a road safety issue."
And this massive leap for mankind could be nationwide, with the UK government starting a consultation on a proposal to raise the limit for lorries. Minister of the roads, Stephen Hammond, has said that less congestion and quicker journeys would help business.
So if you get caught behind a large, slow vehicle this week, don't swear madly at them. These people are like Che Guevara if Che Guevara read Razzle and had tanned elbows.