Driving home for Christmas may take a while, but we traffic officers will get you there
If you’re on the UK’s motorways, spare a thought for the workers who give up their Christmas festivities so you can get home safely to enjoy yours
• Catherine Dent is a Highways England traffic officer
There’s nothing quite like getting into a car stacked with presents, putting on your best festive jumper, and cranking up the Chris Rea as you venture out on to the motorway to drive home for Christmas.
There’s also nothing worse than finding yourself, as the song goes, “top to toe in tailbacks, with red lights all around”. If you do find yourself on our motorways this Christmas, spare a thought for the people who will be giving up their Christmas to make sure you get home safely to enjoy yours.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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