Letter: Life and death on the open road

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Sir: On Good Friday, faced with the inevitable grid-lock on the M25, M1, A1 and M6, my partner and I drove the length of England on two and three digit A roads and B roads. It took (possibly) longer than using the arterial system but en route we enjoyed wonderful countryside, pretty villages, interesting towns, friendly pubs and clean, efficient Little Chefs. There was hardly any congestion, we were relaxed and thoroughly relished the feeling of explorer - reliving those halcyon days of open- road motoring.

If you have the time, and don't have a caravan, stay away from the jams and enjoy our country.

Nicholas Gregory

Haywards Heath,

West Sussex