WHAT is it about the M62 and Friday afternoons? This year there has been a worrying number of serious incidents on the motorway, one of the country’s busiest.There have been at least two accidents involving fatalities, a tanker crash which caused major delays and a three car smash caused when a lorry crashed through the central reservation. All of them happened on a Friday. Yes there have been incidents on other days. It is inevitable when this particular stretch of motorway carries huge volumes across the Pennines as people commute between towns on a daily basis.Slow-moving traffic and incidents of all kinds are a part of daily life for those who commute in to and out of Huddersfield.But the concerning factor is that in recent months, Fridays seem to be the day when major accidents are taking place.Is it law of averages, different traffic patterns as the week comes to a close, tired drivers perhaps more distracted as they near the weekend? The bottom line is surely this. Is there something that we are missing? Is this just an unfortunate statistical blip or are there any lessons to be learned from a spate of accidents that have turned Fridays into bleak days indeed. A look at the figures, some input from the experts and we might discover whether this is sadly a series of incidents which could have happened at any other time rather than an indication that Fridays really are days when our motorway becomes a particularly hazardous place to be.
What's the reason for Friday problems on M62?
WHAT is it about the M62 and Friday afternoons? This year there has been a worrying number of serious incidents on the motorway, one of the country’s busiest.