The Stig from Top Gear Stops by UK's First Ever Motorway Pub [VIDEO]
Jan 24, 2014 13:29
Here's the first motorway-side pub in the UK. They just opened its doors and the Stig decided to check it out. Of course, there are a few angry reactions from road safety campaigners.
“The opening of a pub on a motorway is a serious concern, presenting a potentially deadly temptation to drivers. Drink driving remains one of the biggest killers on our road, causing devastation to families and communities every day,” Ed Morrow, campaigns officer for road safety charity Brake, was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.
According to research by the RAC, 64 percent of people oppose the decision to open pubs in motorway service stations, with only 12 percent approving it.
“In our view this is a risky and frankly unnecessary move. The question we are struggling to answer is, of all the places to open a pub, why choose a motorway service station?” said Pete Williams, head of external affairs at the RAC.
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