Laugh away, Jeremy Clarkson, but we 'traffic wombles' play a vital role
Cuts to other emergency services mean a Highways England traffic officer like me may well be first on the scene if there’s an accident
When I am asked what I do for a living, there tends to be a blank look when I reply Highways England traffic officer. Mention the word womble, however, and people start to get the picture.
Or at least they think they do. Traffic womble is a nickname invented by dear Jeremy Clarkson (thank you, Mr Clarkson), who would rather we didn’t exist at all.
Source: Guardian Transport