Drove down to Surry yesterday – wasn’t the best trip.
As I approached the M50 a lorry drove past fairly slowly having left a rest area. About 1/3 of the way past the lorry something fairly big and hard hit my windscreen… my lovely new windscreen that has only been on the car 6 months.
There are now some marks right in the drivers line of sight. Not really chips as they only affect the surface layer. Very annoying 🙁
The journey went fine – A417, M4, through Bracknell to M3 and was almost at the M25 when I hit traffic.
We finally passed the laccident scene 2 hours and 40 minutes later during which time we had driven 6 miles.
A lorry had lost control, hit the central reservation very hard and ended up on its side – quite impressive.
The lane discipline of other drivers annoyed me – I am sure you see this all the time though. As we approached the accident signs said the outside 2 lanes were closed so everybody filtered into the inside 2 lanes and slowly shuffled forwards. Seemed to be working, for minutes nothing came past on the right. Then many cars appeared all piling down the outside 2 lanes until they hit the coned area and pushed their way in.
Police snipers would be good here – take out one in every 5 cars trying that and people would soon improve their road manners 🙂
Hopefully the drive back won’t have traffic jams or damage to the car…