Lancashire TelegraphUPDATE: Traffic easing on M65 after three car smash (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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UPDATE: Traffic easing on M65 after three car smash

Lancashire Telegraph: Two lanes closed on M65 after three car smash Two lanes closed on M65 after three car smash

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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9:35am Tue 6 May 14

apple10 says...

There's getting to be an incident a day on the M65.
There's getting to be an incident a day on the M65. apple10
  • Score: 7

9:42am Tue 6 May 14

GracesDad says...

I think it's time they increased the lanes from two to three all along the motorway. The accidents generally seem to occur where the lanes go from three to two.
I think it's time they increased the lanes from two to three all along the motorway. The accidents generally seem to occur where the lanes go from three to two. GracesDad
  • Score: 15

9:57am Tue 6 May 14

HarryBosch says...

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!
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! HarryBosch
  • Score: 21

10:33am Tue 6 May 14

vicn1956 says...

Done 600 miles on motorways the last few days. Most drive ok but a significant minority can't drive properly. Leave a safe distance and drivers undertake and take your safe gap forcing you to brake. Some are weaver birds constantly undertaking then squeezing into gaps. Some drive so close behind you at speed. If you brake as traffic in front slows they almost hit you. Watch a line of traffic in front and lines of cars have their brake lights on regularly because they are all driving too close and constantly "on the edge." Then-surprise-after 20 miles they are about 100 yards in front of you-what do they do with the 10 seconds saved?
It's no wonder when there is an accident that several cars are involved.
Oh-and didn't see a patrol car once-so how will the police crack down on these nuts?
Done 600 miles on motorways the last few days. Most drive ok but a significant minority can't drive properly. Leave a safe distance and drivers undertake and take your safe gap forcing you to brake. Some are weaver birds constantly undertaking then squeezing into gaps. Some drive so close behind you at speed. If you brake as traffic in front slows they almost hit you. Watch a line of traffic in front and lines of cars have their brake lights on regularly because they are all driving too close and constantly "on the edge." Then-surprise-after 20 miles they are about 100 yards in front of you-what do they do with the 10 seconds saved? It's no wonder when there is an accident that several cars are involved. Oh-and didn't see a patrol car once-so how will the police crack down on these nuts? vicn1956
  • Score: 12

1:34pm Tue 6 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

GracesDad wrote:
I think it's time they increased the lanes from two to three all along the motorway. The accidents generally seem to occur where the lanes go from three to two.
Maybe instead, people should stop driving like dickheads and adapt the manner of their driving according to the environment.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: I think it's time they increased the lanes from two to three all along the motorway. The accidents generally seem to occur where the lanes go from three to two.[/p][/quote]Maybe instead, people should stop driving like dickheads and adapt the manner of their driving according to the environment. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 18

1:37pm Tue 6 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

vicn1956 wrote:
Done 600 miles on motorways the last few days. Most drive ok but a significant minority can't drive properly. Leave a safe distance and drivers undertake and take your safe gap forcing you to brake. Some are weaver birds constantly undertaking then squeezing into gaps. Some drive so close behind you at speed. If you brake as traffic in front slows they almost hit you. Watch a line of traffic in front and lines of cars have their brake lights on regularly because they are all driving too close and constantly "on the edge." Then-surprise-after 20 miles they are about 100 yards in front of you-what do they do with the 10 seconds saved?
It's no wonder when there is an accident that several cars are involved.
Oh-and didn't see a patrol car once-so how will the police crack down on these nuts?
You didn't see any because thanks to home office budget cuts you'll have between 10-15 traffic cars to cover the entire road network of Lancashire during the day and significantly less at night.

That's the reality of it I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]vicn1956[/bold] wrote: Done 600 miles on motorways the last few days. Most drive ok but a significant minority can't drive properly. Leave a safe distance and drivers undertake and take your safe gap forcing you to brake. Some are weaver birds constantly undertaking then squeezing into gaps. Some drive so close behind you at speed. If you brake as traffic in front slows they almost hit you. Watch a line of traffic in front and lines of cars have their brake lights on regularly because they are all driving too close and constantly "on the edge." Then-surprise-after 20 miles they are about 100 yards in front of you-what do they do with the 10 seconds saved? It's no wonder when there is an accident that several cars are involved. Oh-and didn't see a patrol car once-so how will the police crack down on these nuts?[/p][/quote]You didn't see any because thanks to home office budget cuts you'll have between 10-15 traffic cars to cover the entire road network of Lancashire during the day and significantly less at night. That's the reality of it I'm afraid. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Tue 6 May 14

vicn1956 says...

Yes-which gives these idiots free rein to drive like they do.
Who is to blame for the lack of patrols is altogether another debate.
Yes-which gives these idiots free rein to drive like they do. Who is to blame for the lack of patrols is altogether another debate. vicn1956
  • Score: 5

7:25pm Tue 6 May 14

burner says...

Steven S . . you are correct in supposing that you see very few, if any, Police Motorway patrol cars nowadays . . . BUT . . . . . did you know that on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester motorway systems there are, at any given times, at least FOUR unmarked patrol cars with superb video and surveillance systems on board ? They know your speed, your insurance status and record any offences without your knowing a thing.
Steven S . . you are correct in supposing that you see very few, if any, Police Motorway patrol cars nowadays . . . BUT . . . . . did you know that on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester motorway systems there are, at any given times, at least FOUR unmarked patrol cars with superb video and surveillance systems on board ? They know your speed, your insurance status and record any offences without your knowing a thing. burner
  • Score: 6

8:19pm Tue 6 May 14

CorkyMac says...

Tailgaters, speeding, boy racers In their Corsa with an exhaust that sounds like some thing about to take off from runway 3 but hasn't the thrust to do so get on my bloody nerves, but my pet hate as got to be the middle lane hogger who will not move over even If Rodney In his 3 wheel Reliant Is doing 50mph and up their arse. Bloody hell they won't move over, they might as well be travellers camping down for the night. GITS!
Tailgaters, speeding, boy racers In their Corsa with an exhaust that sounds like some thing about to take off from runway 3 but hasn't the thrust to do so get on my bloody nerves, but my pet hate as got to be the middle lane hogger who will not move over even If Rodney In his 3 wheel Reliant Is doing 50mph and up their arse. Bloody hell they won't move over, they might as well be travellers camping down for the night. GITS! CorkyMac
  • Score: 9

9:21pm Tue 6 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

burner wrote:
Steven S . . you are correct in supposing that you see very few, if any, Police Motorway patrol cars nowadays . . . BUT . . . . . did you know that on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester motorway systems there are, at any given times, at least FOUR unmarked patrol cars with superb video and surveillance systems on board ? They know your speed, your insurance status and record any offences without your knowing a thing.
Yes but no suitably qualified staff to drive them all the time. I have relatives in the cops who tell me horror stories about staffing levels.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: Steven S . . you are correct in supposing that you see very few, if any, Police Motorway patrol cars nowadays . . . BUT . . . . . did you know that on the Lancashire and Greater Manchester motorway systems there are, at any given times, at least FOUR unmarked patrol cars with superb video and surveillance systems on board ? They know your speed, your insurance status and record any offences without your knowing a thing.[/p][/quote]Yes but no suitably qualified staff to drive them all the time. I have relatives in the cops who tell me horror stories about staffing levels. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

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