Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that a man of my age and build could be suffering from bulimia nervosa, but that’s what the consultant said I had.
From 1997 when we came in, you guys and the public bought seven million more cars. You didn’t get rid of the second car, did you? So what is happening is the growth of cars on the motorway.
I see this fella built like a barn door… and there’s all these fox hunters, who didn’t like me, screaming and shouting and as I walked past him I looked at him and he hit me with something.
I’m going to introduce you to a revolutionary thought – you can go slower and get there quicker. And that’s to do with flow. As soon as you made it two lanes and brought in the 70 (mph) and 50 (mph), you got there quicker. It meant the flow of the traffic was better, there were less accidents, less deaths, I think that’s an important factor.
I’ve gone through that with my mother and father and here I was in a similar situation. I’ve wronged her and I’ve wronged the family. Because when these things happen, it doesn’t just happen to you, it happens to the people around you and the family.