"Fears are growing that pubs across the country could be asked to take down their road signs to prevent drink-driving following action by a local authority.
The Highways Agency backed a move by Wiltshire County Council to block signs pointing drivers towards pubs – leading to concerns from trade chiefs that it could set a precedent.
Jacqui Ashman, local Highways Agency planning manager, said that the Black Dog’s sign was “potentially providing the temptation to drink and drive”.
She said: “No alcohol is allowed to be served or consumed in service stations on motorways as a matter of principle and we would wish to continue this principle by not encouraging drivers to break their journey in a public house.”"
They want control over every aspect of our lives and they will keep at it until they get it. Is it too late to fight back?