massive 20 plus pile up on M5

#2
Just seen that on News 24. I'm not surprised in the slightest that's it's happened there. The M5 around Bridgwater is an accident blackspot. I was involved in a fatal RTA there back in Feb 2004 which closed the motorway in both directions for nine hours. I was lucky to walk away from it. Not my fault it happened and nothing I could do to avoid it. The guy that caused the accident got sent down.

This evening's crash has brought back some sad and unpleasant memories.
 
#3
Been in touch with the families yet Jim/Trop? In case they need some support or protecting from the nasty FB pirates?
 
#7
Checked before I posted, not in the NAAFI. Not a winge either. That stretch of the M5 is an accident blackspot. Just a fact. Plenty of RTAs there, I happened to be in one once. Tonight's is a big messy one. No RIP threads on FuckFace. Shit happens. Worse things happen at sea, etc.
 
#9
Checked before I posted, not in the NAAFI. Not a winge either. That stretch of the M5 is an accident blackspot. Just a fact. Plenty of RTAs there, I happened to be in one once. Tonight's is a big messy one. No RIP threads on FuckFace. Shit happens. Worse things happen at sea, etc.
It was aimed at Jim/Tropper, not your good self.
 
#10
Checked before I posted, not in the NAAFI. Not a winge either. That stretch of the M5 is an accident blackspot. Just a fact. Plenty of RTAs there, I happened to be in one once. Tonight's is a big messy one. No RIP threads on FuckFace. Shit happens. Worse things happen at sea, etc.
The comments were directed at the OP, not at you (apart from Delta obviously)
 
#11
It was aimed at Jim/Tropper, not your good self.
Ah, thanks for the clarification. I thought it was aimed at me, and the thought of being accused of being Tropper made me have suicidal thoughts. :nod:

I don't do grief whoring but I once had a bad experience, just as many others do, and the particular location brought it back to me. Sad times for the poor ******* involved in this, and their families.

It shouldn't need stating, but for DD's benefit I think I need to. Because I walked away from the accident I wasn't one of the fatalities. I bet DD can count to potato as well.

If this had been in the NAAFI I'd play, and even bring my own popcorn. :thumright:
 
#13
Does not surprise me. I drive past there and use the junction frequently. There are accidents even when there is perfect weather, usually 3 or more a week, caused by drivers who cut across from lane 3 at the last moment and then down the slip road. I was always taught to always drive in a manner applicable to road, weather and traffic conditions.
 
#14
Anyone else noticed as of about Wednesday every idoit in Britian jumped in their cars and thought 'let's cause utter havoc on the roads'.

Not being considerate to other drivers (that's the biggy) and impatience.
Roaring up to red lights, even when they know they wont get through, but blocking other junctions on and off.
General lack of awareness that in sh1tty weather slow the fcuk down, give more space and TURN YOUR FCUKING SIDELIGHTS ON AT LEAST.

FFS

That's before you mention, on multi lane roads, utter prats who sit in the overtaking lanes at, or below the speed limit causing people to undertake or slowing traffic as people use the one lane to pass them.

Oh and those who come right up your arrse whilst driving on the motorway or when halted in traffic.
 
#15
Just seen it on the news, unusually it was Northbound. Probably caused by the fuckwits who can't wait to overtake a truck going up the slip road onto the motorway, finding that the overtaking lane disappears, leaving them with nowhere to go, but over the chevrons as they usually do, into the path of oncoming traffic.
 
#16
Just seen it on the news, unusually it was Northbound. Probably caused by the fuckwits who can't wait to overtake a truck going up the slip road onto the motorway, finding that the overtaking lane disappears, leaving them with nowhere to go, but over the chevrons as they usually do, into the path of oncoming traffic.
Yeah, but did they add any time on to their journey? Every second on the motorway steals your soul. Fact.

I hope the cameras have spotted which fcuktard casued this.

And hopefully we'll be able to get some MORE bobbies ont he roads to actually enforce 'safe' driving not just speed enforcement cameras.
 
#17
Anyone else noticed as of about Wednesday every idoit in Britian jumped in their cars and thought 'let's cause utter havoc on the roads'.

Not being considerate to other drivers (that's the biggy) and impatience.
Roaring up to red lights, even when they know they wont get through, but blocking other junctions on and off.
General lack of awareness that in sh1tty weather slow the fcuk down, give more space and TURN YOUR FCUKING SIDELIGHTS ON AT LEAST.

FFS

That's before you mention, on multi lane roads, utter prats who sit in the overtaking lanes at, or below the speed limit causing people to undertake or slowing traffic as people use the one lane to pass them.

Oh and those who come right up your arrse whilst driving on the motorway or when halted in traffic.
Could,nt have put it better myself
 
#18
Roaring up to red lights, even when they know they wont get through, but blocking other junctions on and off.
That one really grips my shit. Where I'm posted the traffic in town is shit at the best of times. The town centre's circled by traffic light controlled roundabouts with absolutely no coordination of the lights and with more traffic lights on pedestrian crossings on the exits to the roundabouts meaning, basically, complete ******* chaos is your standard. All it takes is one knobhead (generally in a large German saloon or a roller skate with an exhaust bigger than it's engine) to do that 'hammer it through the amber light even though the traffic on the far side of the junction is stopped and you won't get anywhere' thing and the entire ******* town stops moving.
 
#19
That one really grips my shit. Where I'm posted the traffic in town is shit at the best of times. The town centre's circled by traffic light controlled roundabouts with absolutely no coordination of the lights and with more traffic lights on pedestrian crossings on the exits to the roundabouts meaning, basically, complete ******* chaos is your standard. All it takes is one knobhead (generally in a large German saloon or a roller skate with an exhaust bigger than it's engine) to do that 'hammer it through the amber light even though the traffic on the far side of the junction is stopped and you won't get anywhere' thing and the entire ******* town stops moving.
Bath by anychance?

Full of 'posh' people who live out in the cuds, so block all the roads with their sh1t driving when they are 'rushing' home.

'We work in Barrrthh, darhhling. It is a bit of a commute to our house, but we feel it is worth it (esp 'cos we drive like c0cks) yarh'
 

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