Not sure if this is Rant or WOT, but anyway;
bowling all the A3 this morn, on the downgrade of the last bit of 3-lane where it narrows to 2-lane and approaching the most lucrative Gatso in England (just before the Hook interchange) when I spied a white car with stripes parked at 45 degs on the hard shoulder and neatly surrounded by cones, about 200 yards from the Gatso. Nearby were 2 figures clad in acres of hi-viz.
It is newly reclassified as 50 here so I suspected a random speed check but as I got nearer it was 2 civilians (male & female) with clipboards. I recognised these 2 from the other day who were checking the traffic light camera in Hinchley Wood, but this is the thing - they were walking backwards toward the Gatso, absolutely full on backwards and not even looking over their shoulders.
They looked absolutely ridiculous. Why didn't they walk on the safe side of the armco or here's any idea, park right next to the Gatso.
Some jobsworth at HQ has presumably dreamt up a H&S guideline that says you must walk backwards on the hard shoulder in case you get rundown from behind but also said you must park 200 yards away from your target and put cones out.
Give me strength.