Between a rock and a hard place...impatient motorists throw stones at gritters

Ice gritting trucks targeted by impatient motorists Credit: PA

Ice gritting trucks are being targeted by impatient motorists - who have been pelting their vehicles with rocks.Staff at Northamptonshire Council revealed they have come under a barrage of missiles while out on their rounds.

They said disgruntled drivers stuck behind their vehicles have been pulling over to throw stones and bricks at them - because they're driving too slowly.A spokesman for Northamptonshire Highways said there had been a number of attacks:

“Unfortunately, some of our drivers have had stones and bricks thrown at them.“Our drivers are out two to three times day, trying to keep the county’s roads safe."Unfortunately, people have been getting impatient and started to throw things at the vehicles.

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