The Department of Transport has confirmed that BMW drivers will continue to be exempt from queueing at roadworks for a further year. ‘We try to give a good half mile notice of lane closures so that non-BMWs can get out of the way, enabling BMWs to get straight to the bottleneck without waiting,’ a spokesman explained.
‘There have been some regrettable incidents involving non-qualifying vehicles occupying this lane, including some idiotic drivers who have blocked it completely, forcing BMWs to drive at the same speed as ordinary traffic. We will penalise anybody caught behaving in this manner’.
The BMW Owners’ Club has given the news a cautious welcome, but criticised the Department for refusing to let BMW drivers use blue flashing lights en route to major meetings.