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post #5 of (permalink) Old 25th October 2007
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The trial only worked because there were no major incidents on that stretch of motorway!

Not a good idea in my opinion.

On a similar note I was stuck on the M5 yesterday southbound near Cheltenham about 3/4 mile from junction 10. There was an incident after the junction and you've guessed it there were c. 30+ cars that decided to put the hazzards on and use the hard shoulder!

No doubt their justification is that the emergency services would only use the southbound slip lane onto the motorway - WRONG!!! There isn't one!! This also meant that they would be unable to rejoin the motorway to save 1/2 mile of stationary traffic!!! This would result in rejoining at junction 11 a very long detour due to the amount of traffic!!

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