M5

M5 has secret path hidden under motorway archway

Tucked away under an M5 archway near Bromsgrove, a secret path lies hidden. Despite its location at one of the busiest and oldest junctions of the motorway in leafy Worcestershire[1], right next to a popular McDonald’s[2], many have driven past without…

Live: Lengthy M5 delays as crash halts traffic

A crash caused long delays on the M5 motorway[1] this evening. The collision occurred on the southbound carriageway and caused traffic to be held for around 20 minutes.
The wreckage was moved onto the hard shoulder but considerable delays remained betw…

Speed limiters may be annoying, but their benefits are clear

The modern driver’s journey begins with a cacophony of bongs. First, a bong from the central locking lets you know the car is open, then as you clamber in, a bong from the satnav reminds you to “stay focused on the road and obey traffic laws[1]”. …

Live: M5 rush hour chaos after crash near Bristol

Following a crash this afternoon (Thursday, 04 July), major traffic built up on a key route in Bristol with one landed completely closed. There was queuing traffic on the M5 Northbound before J19 A369 Martcombe Road (Portishead).
Google Maps showed sev…

M5 closure: Driver taken to hospital with serious injuries

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an M5 crash.Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the motorist following the lorry crashing into a bridge. The driver was taken to hospital by air ambulance with inju…

Air ambulance lands on M5 due to ‘serious’ lorry crash

Somerset Council warning
Somerset Council is warning of major disruption to waste collections across Taunton and the surrounding areas following a serious accident on the M5 this morning.
The associated road closures and congestion are unfortunately ha…

Driver rescued from M5 lorry crash and airlifted to hospital

A driver has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after lorry crashed into a bridge on the M5. Emergency services were called to the motorway between Taunton and Bridgwater at around 6.25am today (Friday, June 28).
The lorry driver was trap…

Five people seriously injured in M5 crash

Five people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and a man arrested following a two-vehicle crash on the M5. The incident happened on the M5 northbound at junction 12 for Quedgeley, just south of Gloucester, at about 02:15 BST. The motorwa…

Road Test: Scania 460R Super

We go to work in a Scania 460R Super and find the Swedish marque’s new 13-litre engine pushes the boundaries for both performance and economy.
There’s been such a shift in recent years toward bigger cabs and higher outputs that a truck with a mid-sized…