The M5 crash on Friday midnight was tragic. Seven dead, many injured.
Our esteemed Plod are now treating it as criminal because some smoke from a bonfire may have drifted across the road. Or something.
Let me explain.
The M5 is a three-lane motorway. It's designed to have a thing called traffic on it. That's cars and vans and lorries. They go from A to B.
Sometimes it doesn't work out, sometimes one of the traffic is tired, bent out of shape after an argument, distracted, even drunk. Sometimes one of the traffic has an MOT from a country in the EU that will give you an MOT for a Euro even if the wheels are in the boot. When one of the traffic misbehaves, it can cause a crash. Usually all the other traffic stops and everybody gets cross until Plod have cleared up the mess.
Sometimes it's worse. Sometimes a lot of the traffic is tired. This tends to happen at midnight.
It's a bastard for those involved, the families, everyone.
Learn. Keep your distance. Assume everyone else on the road is tired, cross, distracted, drunk, stupid, incompetent, homicidal, and that their wheels are just about to fall off. And assume you're the biggest twat of the lot. I know I am.
It's not worth trying to get there two minutes earlier. It really isn't.
Stay safe. Please.