The team at Ageas Insurance, shared these “weirdest traffic jams ever” hope you don’t get stuck.
- Joyriding Sheepdog – dog accidentally leant on the controls of a tractor sending it across the M74 hitting the central reservation. – No animals or humans were harmed.
- Road Traffic Gin-cident – A damaged transport tanker spilled 32,000 litres of concentrated gin across the tarmac of the M6, bringing it to a standstill.
- As stubborn as a swan – Traffic saw huge delays on the M6 after a swan decided the outside lane would be a good place to stop and take a rest. The swan refused to move for over an hour.
- Sleigh what? – A giant inflatable Santa broke free its moorings in Wisbech, rolling onto the nearby B198. It blocked the road for the best part of the afternoon, causing hold ups in both direction.
- Krispy Kreme Chaos – Edinburgh experienced three days of traffic chaos when Scotland’s first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop opened. Lured by a free giveaway of doughnuts drivers queued for up to an hour to get into the Hermiston Gait retail park, causing gridlock on surrounding roads.
- The traffic jam that never was – Perhaps the strangest cause of a jam is one that involved no cars at all. An artist in Berlin set out to demonstrate he could influence the data used by map services like Google Maps. Walking a cart of 99 smartphones through the streets of the city, Simon Weckert gave the impression of slow-moving traffic on near empty road. The result – the streets turned from green to red on Google Maps, causing real-life traffic to be redirected along alternative routes to avoid the phantom jam.