Dustydog said:Hope no one was injured. No idea on causation.
CustardAvenger said:.......... Also had delays on the M42/M5 junction possibly due to a caravan with a flat or wheel off.
ProfJohnL said:CustardAvenger said:.......... Also had delays on the M42/M5 junction possibly due to a caravan with a flat or wheel off.
It's bad enough when an incident occurs and it happens a caravan was being towed, even if the caravan was a significant factor or not, but to speculate about delays you encounter and blaming a caravan is just doing the same as all the papers do and tends to demonise caravanners.
I do not have the figures, but its my guess that as a percentage of journeys made with caravans in tow, the number involved in incidents is very small, and pales into insignificance compared to the number of solo cars and lorries that cause bottlenecks.
We should be celebrating the fact that so few caravans are involved in incidents, rather than blowing the few that are out of all proportion.
Craigyoung said:After recently driving back from France doing 2 long-haul drives at about 7 hours each I would prefer to drive over in France as to over here as when I was travelling up from Dover back to Sunderland / Newcastle area the amount of people like you say that pull out onto the slip road and assume I am moving over with my outfit which is about the same as yours then surprised when i dont as there's no room to get out of the way for them , now I'm a calm driver and very courteous but it boils my #@!$ when they start giving you the evil stare and hand gestures when you've passed them !!
Tourer-Ted said:Look at the state of that feeble chassis! Just point to that picture when folk ask about jacking up with the steadies!
otherclive said:Tourer-Ted said:Look at the state of that feeble chassis! Just point to that picture when folk ask about jacking up with the steadies!
Isn’t it the same as your car? You jack it at the designated points only. After all you wouldn’t jack an aircraft by its wingtips would you ?
Dustydog said:So low in fact Prof, they are not listed in the National Accident register!
I guess it is typical Clarkson style journalism and the anti caravan brigade.