12 hurt, seven taken to hospital after M6 pile-up in Cumbria
Last updated at 18:22, Sunday, 12 February 2012
Up to 12 people have been injured - one seriously - in a six vehicle pile-up in dense fog on the M6 in Cumbria.
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I've heard it said that police north of border are tougher on speeding. Is making haste on south of border a contribution factor. Laxness of police curtailing speeding to be proven? Perhaps if insurance companies refused to compensate, or raise premiums, excess on policies, sky high fees for damage, or refusing new car replacement to proven bad drivers of motor-cars. Would it not just make it safe to drive...This as said is not believed a pure accident but down to shocking driving standards. CNDR opened on tuesday and speed of cars in city was noticeable higher and despite Belle Vue's flashing 30mph sign did anyone observe them, or see any police presence. Trying to cross Stanwix's Scotland road was easier but one had to be quicker on ones pegs. All seems down to as police later said, Speed.
Drivers seriously need to slown down in these conditions they drive far too fast should be doing max 40 mph
Dan C - yes indeed sideligts are "permitted" in built up, street lit areas - I stand corrected! This is however, an outdated, outmoded exception to the rule!I stand by my point that if lights are required HEADLIGHTS should be used - even more so in the daytime, as sidelights offer the intensity of a candle!!Sidelights should ONLY be used when temporarily parking the car on the roadside at night time, end of story! :o)