Ok a little moan, I expect most folks are used to the amount of traffic in and around the London area! Im not...! Traveled down to the storm chase bbq at Pauls last Sunday [July 26th] did not get lost and the dreaded M25 was moving ..just..but you could hardly call it a sunday afternoon drive! As I dont use sat/nav and resort to the old fashioned AA road map and a pen and paper, I was quite chuffed with myself that I found it fairly easily! Had a fantastic time at the bbq and stayed overnight. Now Monday mornings is not the best of time to get in or out of the London area so I decided to give the M25 a miss and take the scenic route, if you can call it that! So I headed north and west via the towns of Chelmsford,, Harlow,St Albans and then to the wide open spaces of the Chilterns along the A41 which is a fairly nice drive and road and Ive never been on that road before so a new one for me, then over to Aylesbury, then over the backside of the Cotswolds. It took a good 5 hours or more for me to get home probably a good hour of that going round in circles around the towns roundabouts and another hour getting lost on the so called diversions and those diversions seem to be very common around that area! Anyway, my point, how much longer will the British roads more picticularly the southesat of England, will be able to have a road infra-structure to be able to cope with more and more traffic in the years to come? Not sure anyone will be going anywhere very quickly by then, and in my mind the answer is not to build new roads,in the long term it makes things worse...I dont know the answer, well except dont have a car, but we all need one of those and more often than not depend, on our motors, but sooner or later there will have to come a turning point.......!