"Millions of drivers find themselves trapped in traffic jams each year. Cutting Edge follows long-suffering commuters and meets the teams who are trying to improve their lot with a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the Highways Agency, an unloved army of civil servants in bunkers who are able to close a motorway at the touch of a button. Theirs is the tricky task of keeping the roads moving, using overhead signs to tell everyone when a lane, or a whole road, is closed. The agency wants to avoid gridlock, something that Tony, a long-distance mortgage salesmen, is all too familiar with. His six hours a day around the M25 drives him crazy. But what about so-called phantom traffic jams that appear out of "nowhere": no accident, no roadworks, no debris on the road? Mathematician Dr. Eddie Wilson, who studies traffic, explains how steadily moving lanes of cars can suddenly slow to crawl, for no apparent reason. And he's one person who actively seeks out tailbacks, all in the name of research."
On More 4 tonight at 10:05pm, there is a programme called "Gridlock and Road Rage", which follows the HA (as above) - I have never heard of or seen this programme before? Is it a new documentary thats never been on before?
I'll try and watch this with an open mind, but I do hope its not a programme where its just the desk jockeys/pen pushers try and justify various HA policies!
Can I expect any guest appearances from the friendly HATO's from this forum?