Sunday, 16th May 2021

Dad’s short cut adds 15 minutes to journey

A FATHER of teenage boys has dodged traffic by taking a rat-run that added 15 minutes to a 20-minute journey, his children have confirmed. 

Tom Logan was taking his kids to school when he spotted temporary lights and immediately swerved onto a maze of back streets, an A-road and through a retail park to eventually rejoin his route two miles back from the cars that stayed in the queue.

He said: “It was like something from a Fast and Furious movie, except at 20mph on speed-bump suburban streets, in a Kia.

“Sure, the satnav wouldn’t like it, but no satnav can compete with the unshakable confidence of a middle-aged man behind the wheel who knows this town like he knows the literary works of Jeremy Clarkson.

“By the end, other drivers were honking their horns in appreciation as I barrelled down one-way streets to eventually reach the same road I was on before.”

Son Ryan Logan said: “Sometimes I help out by saying ‘Hey, looks like a queue up ahead Dad’. He lurches offroad and I get an extra 20 minutes on Fortnite.”