ELDERLY driver David Jackers yesterday stayed in the middle lane of the motorway for all of his 400 mile journey from Bristol to Glasgow in what police are calling the most "half-arsed" motoring they have ever seen.
Mr Jackers joined the M4 at Bristol shortly before 9am and quickly moved his Morris Minor and 26-ft six-birth Elddis Crusader Super Storm caravan into the centre lane of the three lane highway.
He maintained this driving position and a steady speed of 48 mph until he joined the M8 on the outskirts at Glasgow at 10pm that night, despite causing a series of huge tailbacks and dangerous undertaking manoeuvres by angry and frustrated road users.
Mr Jackers only once left the middle lane, when he pulled into the Tebay services on the M6 to purchase a vegetarian Cornish pastie for his lunch.
His wife Enid had a cheese and onion slice and a packet of hand cooked sea salt and black pepper crisps, which she described as “a bit pricey”.
Mrs Jackers said: “We had a lovely journey and took it very easy all the way up. We really enjoy driving on the motorway. David just points the Morris at the middle lane and before you know it we are in Scotland.
“Because we don’t have to change lanes or anything complicated David and I have plenty of time to wave at all the friendly people who flash and wave at us as they go past on either side. It’s really great fun.”
Chief Super Intendant Tony Croker, of the Lancashire Traffic Police, said Mr Jackers was “an arse” and a danger to himself and other drivers and called for the general pubic to force his Morris Minor off the road and into a ditch.
Robert Preston, 43, photo-copier salesmen from Clydebank who was stuck in an eight mile tailback after a slow moving lorry took an hour and a half to overtake the Jackers, said: “Kill them, kill them now.”