Tailback motoring holidays are more popular than ever, according to motoring organizations.
'More and more punters are taking tailback holidays and choosing longer tailbacks,' said an AA spokeswoman. 'July and August are the peak months.'
Joe Biggs from Birmingham said he'd taken tailback holidays for the past five years. 'One year we were in a fourteen mile tailback on the M5,’ he said. ‘It were a belter. We were on our way to an even longer tailback on the M60. It were one of the best weeks we've had.'
Mr Biggs, who has experienced Spanish and Italian tailbacks, said he prefers the traditional English tailback.
'Foreign tailbacks are OK but they can get a bit dramatic. I like the tailback where you can sit still for hours looking at the glum faces in the cars all around you,' Mr Biggs said, speaking from somewhere in a forty mile tailback on the M4.