Drivers are facing severe delays this morning with reports of tailbacks up to six miles long on the A47 at Postwick. A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said the rush-hour highway disruption was due to people being stopped for a traffic census.When will people learn not to give the government this information?
They cannot compel you to do this or answer their questions (though you do have to stop for the police) and if enough people refused, they’d soon get the message.
Certainly, complaining about it on Twitter isn't going to achieve a thing!
This morning people were taking to social media site twiitter (sic) to register their frustration.
@dyblew said: “Stuck on the A47 and running late because of a census. Not a happy bunny”
@alexandrapow87 said: “Avoid the a47 to norwich like the plague this morning tweeps #traffic #standstill”
@staceymac16 said: “The stupid census they r doin in norwich has made me late again. 5 times now. Avoid a47 east bound between trowse & Broadland business park”The police won’t care that they've held up motorists. Why should they? They can legitimately claim ‘Just doing my job!’…
dave123 Do what I would do and give them completely untrue information or throw the card away. There must be better ways of doing these things nowadays!!!Well, quite. But I suppose they wouldn't give the Department of Transport staff the warm glow they must feel at holding up everyone so they can ask their pointless questions…