Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I live in Crewe. Crewe is six miles west off Junction 16 of the 230 miles of death that is the M6. This bit around here, from Stafford to Knutsford, regularly features on traffic reports and sadly, often as a result of quite horrific accidents. The one caused by the drunk footballer was down the road at Stoke earlier in the year and only last night, former Great Britain rugby league star David Myers was killed at Junction 17 and a family of 6 was killed just north of 16 towards Sandbach. Drive along this stretch and there's nothing unusual about it at all; it's like any other stretch of motorway in the country. It is as always, drivers being either daft or more often than not, distracted, who are the cause of accidents.

I've been listening to the traffic reports all day. The road's been clear most of the day yet traffic is still slowing down to look at the site of last night's tragedy - and more. Can someone please answer me this - Why, in the name of all that is sensible and when we know the prediliction towards crass stupidity of most drivers, do film crews insist on setting up pointless interviews with men in hi-viz jackets on the nearest bloody motorway bridge?

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Blogger R said...

Because film crews are even stupider than most drivers? Or, if the said stupid drivers crash, the film crews might be on the spot to get some extra footage?

7:34 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

I am truly shocked by road accidents. If anything else took even 30 lives a year, never mind 3000, we would be freaking out and banning it.
I seriously think we should look at some really ridiculous speed limit, say 50mph or something. This carnage has to be sorted out.

10:33 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Drew once spent 4 hours stationery near Knutsford after a multi-lorry pileup.

Rolling 24 hour news is responsible for all the evil and suffering in the world.

8:52 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Before Dave turns up, the first sentence referred to 4 hours browsing "Office World" alright?

9:03 am  
Blogger Dave said...

I would never dream of criticisng your spelling, Murph. After all, it's amazing you can type at all, what with those paws, and no thumb.

9:58 am  
Blogger Tennessee Jed said...

As the most astute person I know on the whole world wide web Richard I think you know why, but you are toying with our minds to see what we think.

I think the human monkey is very interested in the macabre.

There you go I said it.

4:02 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

We have the very same problem here on this side of the pond. Everyone seems to want to gape at the horrific--- Human nature is something horrible.

1:51 pm  

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