The Highways Agency has joined in with the list feature action, revealing some of the bonkers excuses made by drivers for being caught parked up on the motorway hard shoulder. You won't believe #4 etc etc.
As well as the man panicked by his car dashboard displaying part of the name of an Adele track and causing him to park up beside the road to extinguish the imagined inferno, another driver is said to have stopped to check mobile phone signal strength along the motorway route, plus one claimed to have pulled over to pick some pretty, but probably slightly wilted and blackened, flowers.
But it's not funny because parking on the hard shoulder's wrong if your car's not broken and doing so could cause an accident. So serious faces on, please. [Standard]