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More traffic information please
Member Name: mpamike5
Advantages: helps us avoid congestion
I travel on motorways regularly, and always listen to radio 5 live. Clearly one of the big problems for us drivers are traffic jams, so I always wait anxiously for the travel report. It's great to have this but can't Auntie give the reporter a bit more than 30 seconds to tell us about accidents, congestion and the rest, covering hundreds of roads around the UK.
By the time i've digested what's been said about one road, i've missed the information about the other. This is such a valuable service, not just to the motorist but possibly to the police who are trying to keep order on these roads, and i think the Beeb should spend more time on the bulletins, give us all a chance to digest what's being reported so that we can attempt to avoid the problem. And when you think about how much time is geiven to the actual programs which often have people waffling on about some rubbish or other for ages, you'd think giving more time to vital information will increase listeners.
Summary: It's a good service that needs improving in order to fulfil it's objective