Tractor driver travelling from Manea shows why they have a bad name

Tractor driving down the middle of the road

Tractor driving down the middle of the road - Credit: Archant

Drivers on the Wimblington Road at Manea were faced with a tractor and trailer driving at less than 30mph down the middle of the road this morning.

Tractor driving down the middle of the road

Tractor driving down the middle of the road - Credit: Archant

The vehicle, which was caked in mud, including the wing mirrors, drove the full stretch of the road from the village to the Boots Bridge junction, where he turned left and continued to drive in the same fashion.

A tailback of traffic was unable to pass, and he refused to move over despite being hooted at to do so. According to one following driver he was more on the wrong side of the road at one point.

The trailer of the vehicle which had the registration number EU15 BGF was also missing a rear light on the driver’s side.

These pictures captured by a passenger in one of the cars shows what other road users were faced with.


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One driver caught up behind the tractor said: “It is this kind of behaviour that gives farm workers and tractor drivers in particular a bad name. The driver managed to pull over enough on to the right side of the road to let one vehicle coming the other way past. But refused to do the same to allow the tailback of traffic to get by. His wing mirrors were so caked in mud, it is possible he wasn’t even away of the tailback he was causing with his thoughtlessness.”

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