Junction hopping on the M5

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A very sticky jam on the M5. RICHARD HEEKS

Alan Payling outlines how tour drivers can utilise the old A38 to their advantage when heading north from the West Country if – make that, when – the M5 gets clogged up

If you pick the wrong day at the wrong time of year, then driving north along the M5 can be a bit of a pain, and a slow frustrating ache at that. Unfortunately, tour drivers can’t stagger their journeys or change the days when they head home, so it’s highly likely that they’ll be travelling home on the worst day of the week: Friday. Even outside of the main holiday season, a Friday at the end of a half term week can be a real pain traffic-wise. […]

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