When you are on your way home, or you are on your way to work, and you see the dreaded ‘road closed’ signs then your heart instantly sinks as you come to terms with the fact that your beans on toast are going to be cold.
Most of us still adhere to the signs and find the alternative route that we know is going to be full of traffic and unnecessary road works.
But for (at least) 50 motorists who came up against these five signs PLUS a parked police vehicle in Dorset, they thought that they would still give it a go and head down the closed road.
In a tweet shared by PC Matt Weldon (T @MedicCop2900) he said:
“The other day PC 1501 and I were dealing with an incident on the road.
“At least 50 cars ignored these signs and arrived at the scene, to be turned back.
“Could we have made it anymore obvious?
“ClosedMeansClosed #IsTheRoadClosed #NorthDorset”.
Twitter users were quick to recall their own experiences with members of the public who refuse to stick to road closures with comments such as ‘But I just need to get down there’ and ‘are you sure it’s closed’ as well as ‘why is it closed’.
Maybe the only way to ensure that motorists do not drive down roads which have had to be shut by the emergency services is to use a blockade of vehicles across the street.
Maybe that would work? Let us know what you think in the comments below.