I was looking out for baboons or maybe jaywalking giraffes

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I was disappointed to hear that motorway chiefs are going to be banned from putting pointless electronic messages such as ‘check your fuel level’ on overhead signs.

Apparently they distract drivers and can desensitise them to more important messages.

I regularly travel up and down the M27 and find the messages can break the monotony of the journey.

The other day one of the signs flashed a warning of animals in the road. Ahh, a nice change I thought.

Then the next sign I saw was for Marwell Zoo!

I was looking out for kangaroos in the fast lane, maybe jaywalking giraffes, or a baboon or two.

Alas there was nothing, not even a poor old badger. But at least it livened up my boring journey for a few minutes.