Completed in 2000, after 40 years of piece-by-piece construction, the M60 orbiting Manchester boasts a circumference of 35 miles of road. It features 68 bridges, no service stations, 27 junctions and plenty road accident risks.
Getting to places
Regular users regard the M60 orbital as the simplest, though not necessarily the fastest, way to get from one point to the next. For first time users, or should inattentive drivers missing their exit, on the other hand, this circular highway could turn out to be the longest way to get back to where they started.
Worsley Braided Interchange, commonly referred to as the North’s Spagetthi Junction, is particularly notorious for confusing the life out of drivers. Sprawling over 2.5 miles and at one point featuring 18 parallel running motorway lanes, this interchange is not surprisingly a frequent scene of traffic related accidents.
Getting ahead without mishaps
To avoid car collisions and going round in never ending circles on the M60:
- Plan your route ahead
- Take careful note of relevant signs and road markings
- Get in the right lane in plenty of time, rather than causing a road traffic accident by dashing in front of other vehicles at the last minute
- Clearly indicate to other drivers which direction/lane you intend to take
- If you miss your exit, do not brake sharply or attempt to back track, take the next exit instead and make your way to your intended destination from there
- Observe applicable speed limits
- Do not get too close to other vehicles (tailgating)
Naturally, observing other road users’ behaviour is equally important in preventing motoring accidents. Considering the continually heavy flow of traffic on the Manchester Orbital, preventing accidents on the road, requires exceptional care and drivers’ undivided attention.
Sadly, some drivers will use their mobile phones or be otherwise distracted sufficiently to almost miss their exits or cause other confusion on the road. Unfortunately, many of these issues cause potentially serious car or motorcycling accidents.
General lack of attention, speeding, and tailgating, are also common causes of accidents on the M60.
Injured by a third-party driver
If you suffer from injuries sustained in a motorway accident caused by another driver, you may qualify to claim for driver injury compensation.
Boasting 15 years’ experience in dealing with driver, passenger and other personal injury claims helps, at Accident Advice Helpline we promise you your best chance of a successful claim.
Call our Freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500, for more information. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice