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The M6 to Brum & the M62 to Leeds can be like that :rant:

I try my best to avoid the commuting times of day now :)
 

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Think yourself lucky you werent going to a wedding in Bournemouth on Friday afternoon, making good progress until you hit the A34 at Newbury and you're stuck in the mother of all tailbacks for damn near 4 hours! Fatal accidents can do that to traffic though i suppose :(

Was on the M25 on Saturday afternoon and it was pretty empty actually, probably the quietest i have ever seen it to be honest :lol:
 

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Think yourself lucky you werent going to a wedding in Bournemouth on Friday afternoon, making good progress until you hit the A34 at Newbury and you're stuck in the mother of all tailbacks for damn near 4 hours! Fatal accidents can do that to traffic though i suppose :(
You weren't just late, Gaz... You were PROPERLY late. :lol:

Sad to hear that the accident on the A34 had fatalities. :(

EDIT: Found the news story on it. Not good. http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=17731
 

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I wasn't even fashionably late :lol:

But, I made it :D
 

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Sad to hear that the accident on the A34 had fatalities. :(

EDIT: Found the news story on it. Not good. Newbury Today | Witnesses sought after fatal crash on A34

Sad to hear of fatalities, indeed, but why was the road closed for over 5 hours?:rolleyes:

It can't have taken more than an hour to remove the casualty from the car, and during that time a few good digital photographs and some accurate measurements can be taken without obstructing the recovery.......shifting the vehicles thereafter shouldn't take long either - a competent recovery operator will have anything shifted within minutes.......

So why the heck do the Police and/or the Wombles insist on creating such massive disruption.....and how much does such delay cost in terms of lost business and of course the all-important extra carbon creation?:confused:
 

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Although I'm no forensics expert, I'm tempted to agree with you. There was an accident outside my place of work a few weeks ago in the high street. A chap had a heart attack at the wheel of his car heading downhill and ploughed into stationary traffic at about 60mph. It took the police and ambulance more than 15 minutes to arrive. Luckily, all of us townsfolk rushed to assist and give first aid. The air ambulance arrived soon after, the fire brigade cut the chap out and off he went. About an hour or so that took.

After this the road was closed for around 3 hours while the Police did very little. Standing around drinking tea, showing each other things on their smartphones and dealing with questions from the public. No forensics guys doing anything or taking photographs etc. :rolleyes:

Who knows, maybe they've got an app that does it all :lol:
 
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