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  • "Another accident on the M65? I get so disheartened when we continually hear about accidents on our roads. Thankfully, it appears that no - one has been injured on this occasion, but it is almost every day there appears to be an accident on this motorway. I have no doubt that the majority of these accidents are being caused by the irresponsible few drivers who are not displaying the care and consideration required when driving a motor vehicle. The LT recently did a poll asking if we felt safe when driving. I answered that, yes I did. Because in the main, the majority of drivers are careful and considerate, it is the few that put the rest of us at risk. From time to time the LT will carry a story that headlines, for example, ten speeders caught on a certain stretch of road and other stories of a similar nature. But the part of the story that is always overlooked is that the vast number of motorists who were travelling within the speed limit.
    We need more dedicated traffic cars out on the motorways as a detterent to these irresponsible few and to catch and prosecute them were appropriate.
    I remind people that these are not accidents, babies and toddlers have accidents. With these incidents there is always a cause and that cause is usually a driver!"
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UPDATE: Traffic easing on M65 after three car smash

Two lanes closed on M65 after three car smash

Two lanes closed on M65 after three car smash

First published in News
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Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

TRAFFIC is now easing on the M65 after a crash involving three vehicles.

The collision happened on the eastbound carriageway between junctions three and four at Darwen.

Matrix signs were set to 40mph.

Fire services have attended the scene and no injuries have been reported. 

The Highways Agency were urging drivers to find an alternative route to avoid the jam.

The accident is now cleared.

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