French farmers certainly seem to know how to grab attention.
First time we experienced this…we were on our way to sign for our French home… we were stuck on the motorway for several hours. Kept the Notaire informed of our progress… and watched in amazement as the other folk simply got their bits and bobs out of their cars… and enjoyed their picnic or whatever.
In my innocence, I thought it was a serious accident up ahead, so we kept calm and waited… thinking about those who might be injured etc. Many hours later, when we were edging past the burning tyres and folk with angry faces, we realized our mistake.