Fears as Traffic Officers' budget slashed

Leon Poultney
Fears as Traffic Officers' budget slashed
Fears as Traffic Officers' budget slashed

The Highways Agency is cutting the cash spent on Traffic Officers – famously dubbed 'Wombles' by Jeremy Clarkson - by £13m.

The officers – seen patrolling major motorway and trunk roads in high visibility off-roaders – help in the aftermath of accidents and assist broken down vehicles, helping traffic get moving again.