Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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Today I managed a reasonable speed most of the way. One of the days last week, I was struggling to get above 60 in the outside lane. What makes it worse is that these roadhogs obviously haven't a clue how dangerous they are driving. Bunching cars up behind them, or forcing everyone to just use two lanes of the motorway instead of three, increases the probability of accidents. In the last 12 days there have been 3 serious accidents on the Northbound carriageway of the M5 between Birmingham and Gloucester. The third was the one I passed this morning. All three have caused the Northbound section to close, and the first of the three shut both directions all day.
While I don't know the exact causes of the accidents, I'm willing to bet that there wouldn't have been the multiples of vehicles involved, if others had been using the full 3 lanes of the motorway.