'Rat run' roadmaps help beat the jams
Saturday 08 August 1998
The Birmingham Jambuster Guide details routes for skirting clogged-up stretches of the M5, M6 and M42 - which can be congested with traffic for more than five hours a day.
It ran into immediate opposition from motoring organisations. The AA said it would endanger lives by creating dangerous rat-runs through quiet residential areas.
"These roads are basically inappropriate for the levels of traffic that could be sent there," said a spokesman for the AA. "What you could see is a lot of high-speed traffic zooming though quiet urban areas."
Give Way, the company which is producing the guide, denied it would result in speeding traffic on residential roads.
Caroline Oliver, marketing manager, said: "We have extensively researched the routes and most of the roads are used by the police as diversions."
- 1 King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Management Accountant (ACCA / CIMA, ...
£11 - £12 per hour: Recruitment Genius: A 10 year old girl who has profound an...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + 20 days holidays & pension: Ashdown Group: Marketi...
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Business Development Manager ...