Breezing along nicely on an open stretch of road when a white transit type van hoves into view, parked up on a grass verge, back doors covered in diagonal red/yellow stripes. Damn a Talivan hit the brakes. But no it was a damned EDF energy van tending to some pipes.
Further on, check mirrors a van or estate is closing in from behind with an array of blue lights on the roof. Foot hovers over the brakes again, but no its a builder with a set of step ladders on the roof with the top step painted blue. Ar5e!
Later, a pair of hi-vis vest-wearers are standing on a corner looking toward me. Not again the plod with nothing better to do than point hairdryers at law-abiding citizens, but 3rd time lucky its a pair of navvies leaning on their shovels enjoying a roll-up.
3 instances of my attention being distracted from the job in hand by non-events but all brought on by the state paranoia with speed.
And is it just me or do AA road signs look like a gatso from a distance?