We've all read the news that over the weekend 1000s of motorists were and many still are stuck in their vehicles, in an attempt to get to Dover to travel across the English Channel into France. Some whom have now been there for over 24hrs, having had to slept in their cars overnight. In this instance it seems that French border control are to blame.
However it does seem that whenever the summer holidays come around each year, everywhere you go is absolutely chock-a-block. I unfortunately was on the receiving end of this at the weekend, a journey that generally takes me 15 minutes ended up taking over an hour. But alas, I cannot complain as it seems that these unfortunate holiday makers travelling to France could be set for even longer delays in the coming days.
This nevertheless begs the question, is being stuck in traffic one of the most frustrating first world problems?
Motorists are continuing to face a long wait on their journey through Kent, as a result of delays with French border checks at the Port of Dover, combined with a large volume of summer holiday traffic. Vehicles have been backed up on roads for miles for a second day, with many forced to spend the night in their cars. Families have been running short on food and water - but with a surplus of boredom and frustration. Here's how some of them have been passing the time. Haider told the BBC he has been on the road for nearly 24 hours with his wife and three children.