However, this raises another concern...just how safe is it with all these confused lorry drivers on the highways?
Its hairy,Ive been cut up twice by a Polish Lorry and countless times by other european registered cars. I only drive on the motorways now when I have to go more than about a hundred miles,when I first started driving only about 12 years ago Id nip on and off them like rat runs,last few years with all the open borders and cheeper european petrol we have far far more euro drivers on our roads as its cheaper to hire a truck on the continent which will buy petrol at continentatal prices to deliver to the UK than send a UK lorry over to the continent. Money over saftey, the Traffic cops can be over zelous,but,at the end of the day I prefer that to lazy Police work :)
Oh.and as an aside Traffic cops are notorious even amongst fellow cops for not letting anyone off if the offence is serious enough,there have been a few cases over the last couple of years of Traffic cops landing very senior Police officers in court on Drunk Driving charges :)
They really need to extend the width of the emergency lane drastically.It's very foolish,hownarrow they have these lanes.
If you expand a highway in America,no offence but you might disturb a few goffer holes or whatever, if you do that in the UK you either knock someones house down,build on vital farmland or plough through a 3 thousand year old historical heritage site :)
But,they are narrow because they are not for parking on.....seriously,there is no need to make them wider,this will just confuse the issue even more. Ive seen a French registered car pulled up quite literally in the non lane in the middle of a duel carriageway with the nice smart looking middle aged couple puzzling over a map. Put simply,continentals are frigging crazy when they get on UK roads :)
It takes me about 3 days when I go over to Europe to look in the right direction every time i cross a road and Im always in Europe but people who spend all their life driving on the other side of the road just drive off a ferry straight onto a road system designed for cars with the steering on the other side........