Reports are coming in that a man is being described as a total hero after he used his hazard warning lights to tell the cars behind him that the cars in front of him were slowing down a bit.

Thanks to the quick thinking ingenuity of Steve Dickinson, 39 and a bit, motorists on the M62 who were driving behind him were warned to slow down a bit, because the cars in front of Steve were “slowing down a bit”.

“I can’t thank Steve Dickinson enough.” Chief Inspector Plod of Greater Manchester Police. “If he hadn’t switched on his hazard warning lights when the cars in front of him had slowed down a bit how would the cars behind him have known to slow down a bit too, apart from looking at his brake lights of course.”

“Who knows how many lives this man might have saved by his heroic actions. I think we might even be able to drum up a knighthood for him or something. He’s at least as worthy as Ringo Star who got one for smoking pot and banging on a drum.”

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.