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...Effectively brought North Bristol to a standstill this morning. A 15 minute journey to work took almost an hour. Every route into work from my house was covered by a group of clip board armed OAPs asking where people had come from and where they are going to. Nett result was everyone was late for work this morning. :rant:
 

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They did one here earlier this year. The A1M was backed up for 10 miles!!
 
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I was joining the M56 the other day - the slip road was coned off to a single lane so traffic could be stopped to hand out a questionnaire - not seen it done that way before :confused:
I usually get stopped when I'm late :mad: :lol:
 

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Yep, but when I checked the BBC traffic website, no mention was made of it. They talked about an accident on A38, a lane closure on M32, but no mention of this s*dding census jamming up every main road!
 
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If it were me i would take their clipboards and shove em right up their......:)
 

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We have had this recently in the roads around Manchester Airport. Made my commute much longer, but the end result of it all should be a link road that makes my commute ridiculously short!
 

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Can't see that there's any more space in N Bristol to put any roads to ease congestion. They are , however, putting in bus lanes which should help....not!
 

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yep, they were on the Drift Road about a month ago (just after a nice blind bend).

what i'm not sure of is what authority they have to a) request you pull over b) ask you questions. There was a sign that said 'wait here when requested to stop' or something. I'm not exactly Mr Rebel, but on who's authority can they demand/request that you stop?
 

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They normally have the police with them. They certainly did when they pulled me in...
yep, they had the Police with them. But, even if they insist you stop, you can refuse to answer their questions, i assume? You're under absolutely no legal obligation to tell them where you're from/going to. It's not like you've been stopped for breaking the law, right?
 

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Absolutley. You're not obligued to say anything if you're stopped for doing something wrong and I guess they could never know for sure if you said that you'd set off from Lands End and were on your way to John O Groats but had got a bit lost ;)
 
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