on my last day on earth i will be murdering the dickheads in charge of the vsl on the M42 very slowly with sharp things or maybe blunt things
for some reason they insist on reducing the motorway to 40mph 2 miles before roadworks and frequently 1 mile AFTER roadworks and randomly throwing in a 20 mph lane for one camera before taking it back to 40mph,
the signs showing the speed limit are too small and way too bright so its difficult to tell 60 from 50 from 40 until you are too close to the damn thing and have to slam on your brakes, 44 tonne trucks dont slow down all that quickly
if one lane shows 20mph and another 40mph(which happens regularly on the m42) everyone swerves into the 40mph lane at the last minute.
the other night they had the signs up saying that a junction was closed so for some utterly unfathomable reason they had the whole motorway down to 40 mph for 5 miles before the junction
at 11pm WTF, there was about 10 cars on the road, idiots.
fortunately i come back a different way but i used to drive back along the m42 at about 3am and they would still have all the signs up and limit down to 30mph for congestion from the previous evenings rush hour, so me and the other 3 trucks on the road would have to crawl along at 30mph
as for driving on the hard shoulder, whichever moron came up with that idea should be made to sit on the hard shoulder with 44 tonne trucks bearing down on them at 56mph