Don’t Hold Up the Traffic… or Else



When I first moved to Pembrokeshire, a traffic jam was getting stuck behind a tractor for a few minutes. Over the past few years, I have noticed a huge increase in traffic on the roads, and with the holiday season just beginning it’s worth noting that tractors are not the only problem.

In all honesty, I have generally found farmworkers to be extremely courteous and usually find that they move out of the way at the first opportunity after noting a queue behind them, but I also thought it was the law that they did so. I am afraid I was ignorant that Rule 169 of the Highway Code  actually applies to all slow-moving vehicles. Apparently anyone holding up more than six cars can be in for a hefty fine (up to £5,000) and up to nine points on their licence.

It’s worth noting that with an increase in holiday traffic in Pembrokeshire expected this summer, as more people seek holidays in the UK following a lifting of covid restrictions, we can expect to see more caravans and mobile homes. It’s important that people don’t get too carried away with how lovely the scenery is, and make a point of checking regularly in their mirrors to avoid a queue of grumpy cars, possible accidents and those scary fines and points.


Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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