A lorry fire on the M4 shut the motorway westbound between Bristol and Bath for two hours on Wednesday.
I drove past when the van was well alight and before the emergency services had arrived. The traffic was self organising itself into an orderly queue to give it a wide berth and we got on with our journey - I knew when i saw it that if I had been a bit later the Rozzers would have got all over excited and started closing the road with out regard to the cost and inconvenience. It was a small van on the hard shoulder - it only needed a couple of lanes closed whilst they put it out- not the whole bloody motorway for two hours. It is time we got a grip. (I note the Bombay trains are running again today after the terrorist outrage.)