Truckers in new daily road hazard
UNDER-pressure truckers are facing new daily danger on the region's roads – the saucy antics of naked women trying to attract their attention!Drivers working out of Felixstowe say the distractions on the highways are growing every day as mischievous young females dare to bare all in their cars, while prostitutes ply their trade from laybys.
By Richard Cornwell
UNDER-pressure truckers are facing new daily danger on the region's roads – the saucy antics of naked women trying to attract their attention!
Drivers working out of Felixstowe say the distractions on the highways are growing every day as mischievous young females dare to bare all in their cars, while prostitutes ply their trade from laybys.
They say girls stripping off for sexy romps in their cars – sometimes driven by boyfriends – in full view of the truckers high up in their cabs is a bizarre new phenomenon which seems to be sweeping the country.
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"I had heard so many tales about this recently but I did not believe it was true until it happened to me," one Felixstowe lorry driver told the Evening Star.
"We need to keep our eyes on the road, but it is very hard when you have these young women driving up alongside you and doing everything they can to attract your attention.
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"I don't know why they are doing it – it is very bizarre and very distracting. The roads are hard enough with all the traffic and long hours pulling a 38-tonner without this going on."
The driver had been on the A11 at Norwich joining the A140 when a green BMW driven by a man in his late 40s pulled alongside him but didn't overtake.
He became worried as he had not seen the car move ahead and looked down to see where it was. The man had a woman beside him who appeared to be naked.
The car pulled back but moments later did the same manoeuvre again – only this time the young woman was cavorting on her own on the back seat.
"She was buck bare and rolling around on the back seat of the car, though she had her hand in front of her eyes. It was very hard not to look," said the driver, who comes from Trimley St Mary but asked not to be named.
"Then the man in the front seat, looks up at me through the open sun roof and shouts, 'All right, driver. Is that nice?'
"I thought it was very strange and at first I thought what an idiot because he kept pulling alongside me and slowing up. The car then stayed just in front of me for quite a while before going off."
The driver believes he was supposed to follow the car to some unknown destination – a sort of on-road soliciting service.
"Other drivers I have spoken to have told similar stories of this happening in Suffolk, Norfolk and other parts of the country," he said.
"Sometimes it isn't so sinister and the girls just flash at you, but it is very distracting and could be very dangerous – you only have to take you eyes off the road for a second for something to happen."
Sex is for sale for truckers at a layby on the A12 Ipswich-bound near Capel, where drivers park and turn number plates round to indicate they are interested.
Some drivers also tell of a woman who waits next to a gold-coloured car in a layby on the Felixstowe-bound carriageway between the Copdock interchange and the Orwell Bridge.
Another trucker told the Star: "I have never seen one of these incidents but I have heard other drivers talking about them. And you do see some strange things on the road.
"You also have to be very careful where you park up at night. Certain places have reputations."
A Suffolk police spokeswoman was not aware of any incidents having been reported by lorry drivers concerning lewd or indecent behaviour by women.