What is it with these over sized tractors and their drivers? Some drivers have little or no respect for the countryside they are supposed to be the guardians of. They, seem intent in going off the carriageway at any opportunity, which results in badly damaged verges. The tractors with Bailey trailers appear to be the worst offenders; driving far too fast through the village / arterial roads at the expense of oncoming traffic. However, I note that most people have no clue how passing places work – they drive right by and then expect you to stop.
I support farmers and understand the unpredictable nature of the weather effecting their business. However, I have no time for the few drivers whohave no patience and destroy the road verges, which leads to the tarmac edges falling away and the result is a broken carriageway (you only have to look at Fenton and Doddington Lane to see this). All it takes is a slower approach, using passing places if they exist or slow to let the oncoming traffic pass. Rant Over!
Pictures taken on Fenton Road – 14 November 2023