Never mind speeders or road hogs, now there is a new peril facing British motorists – signpost snipers.And not with paintball guns either...
The RAC Foundation has warned of the growing phenomenon of gunmen firing at road signs at locations across Britain.
Philip Gomm, from the RAC Foundation, warned that it was only a matter of time before a motorist or pedestrian was killed.Why would someone do this? Well, boredom and 'because they can' don't make for very readable scare stories in the meejah, so the RAC needed to pump it up a bit.
"This isn't a motoring misdemeanour," he said. "This is serious criminality that endangers life and it has to be treated as such.
"The evidence is very disturbing. To learn that an irresponsible minority of drivers and their passengers, armed with guns, are touring around and shooting up signs is alarming and what is particularly worrying is the increasing use of high-velocity weapons.
Matt Seiber, who compiled the report for the RAC, has read a bit too much Freddie Forsyth:
"What is worse is the fact that they are virtually untouchable and they know it. Whatever they are testing or rehearsing for goes unseen and totally unreported and that is fundamentally wrong as well as being sinister and downright dangerous."Hmmmm. Better look for a man buying watermelons...