It's only in the last few days various Police forces have had to pay vast amounts of overtime trying to resource the issue so yes now they don't stay their long because the resources are there to react reasonably quickly. Initially it wasn't the case.Vorpal wrote: ↑22 Sep 2021, 7:57amFirst of all, they don't stay there long do they? The police remove them.ossie wrote: ↑21 Sep 2021, 7:30pmUntil you have a relative stuck in that traffic who needs urgent medical care. There are a myriad of reasons why these lunatics shouldn't be blocking the M25.
Secondly, emergency vehicles can use the shoulder, and have the possibility to move through congestion.
Thirdly, the M25 is often like that without protesters.
Some sections of the M25 don't have a shoulder, as a matter of fact hard shoulders have been removed from many 'smart motorways' (M25 has sections of 'smart motorway ') something I disagree with and the subject of a safety campaign.
Thirdly the M25 does suffer congestion at peak times but it still moves. Even accidents (unless fatal ) or breakdowns rarely involve the closure of all lanes as is the case with these protestors. Having spent a fair part of a career picking up pieces of people who chose to play with traffic on fast roads I'd rather for their sakes (and others) they found other means of protest.
As an aside, there is legislation coming in that that all rented homes have to be EPC C or less in the near future.... there are also Insulation grants available if your house qualifies. So we go back to where do we get the money for those who can't pay ?..raise taxes, that'll go down like a lead balloon or is all just plucked off the money tree ?