On one of the busiest traveling weekends of the year the M25 was closed after a lorry hit the central reservation on Friday evening. The lorry load of aluminium bars were thrown into the path of oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway. Three … [Read more...] about M25 delays could have been avoided.
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Three recent crossover incidents on the M5, in which vehicles have smashed through the central barrier into oncoming traffic on the opposite carriageway, have left three people dead. Over the last few years, Safer Motorways has worked desperately … [Read more...] about How many more deaths on the M5 before the central barrier is upgraded?
Two women were killed when a lorry traveling northbound on the M5 smashed through the steel barrier on the central reserve and hit their Mercedes car traveling in the opposite direction. The incident happened near Frankley, in the west Midlands, … [Read more...] about Is the M5 the UK’s most dangerous motorway?
A quick test for you. Was the photograph on the left taken in Nigeria, Cyprus or the UK? Yes you guessed it - it’s right here in the UK, at junction 22 of the M5 to be precise. We understand from the Department for Transport that ALL safety … [Read more...] about Safety Barriers are just rusting away
A 32-ton lorry has crashed through the central reservation of the A4 near Chiswick earlier this week killing a Japanese businessman traveling by taxi to London. Two Japanese colleagues traveling with the victim, and the taxi driver, were also … [Read more...] about Japanese businessman dies in another cross-over incident
This week’s competition is to estimate the REAL cost of a motorway accident like the one shown below. Not a significant accident that would make it on to News At Ten you understand. Just a bog-standard everyday kind of motorway smash that we have … [Read more...] about Is this picture worth a million pounds (or three million?)
One death on the rail network and there is a full enquiry with massive coverage across all the media. But seven deaths on a UK motorway? - yawn, not even worth a mention in a National newspaper. Why is that? How the heck did we ever get to the … [Read more...] about Why cutting corners costs you more in the long run