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Jeremy Clarkson: Road wombles in big 4x4 are rubbish

By Jeremy Clarkson Published

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LAST Tuesday afternoon, at rush hour, a medium-sized lorry broke down on the A40 outside London.

So the Highway ­Wombles turned up in a big, powerful 4x4.

They assessed the ­situation and decided that because the truck was blocking the inside lane, it’d be best if they put out some cones blocking the ­middle lane as well.

Then, as the massive jam began to build, they sat on the crash barrier and had a snack.

When is someone going to explain to these people that their primary responsibility is to keep the roads open? Not shut them just because they can.

The fact is their car would have been capable of towing the lorry 100 yards up the road where there was a hard shoulder.

But if they’d done that, they wouldn’t have got to feel important.

So they didn’t bother.

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