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Anothr slant on the M5 incident


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The mention of impaired visibilty raises all all sorts of issue- this was in an area known for fog.

The allegation of drifting smoke is being looked into.

Which is why STUBBLE BURNING -a common practice many years ago was Banned.

Any intentional activity the can impair visibility on a motorway would be considered in appropriate

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Unravelling the "Chain of events" that lead up to these tragedies must indeed be difficult and indeed gruesome. The exact cause may never be known due to the large number of vehicles involved. I am sure the agencies tasked with the job will endevour to find a probable cause. After these events the "What if's" emerge, however no amount of numbercrunching can determine why a certain mix of vehicles happen to occupy the same section of road at the same instant.

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"If an individual is found to be at blame, then that would possibly be a very different matter?."

It is a club function and the club would be liable, that's the whole point of public liability insurance - it covers your public liability.

I have £6m cover under my household policy, I have already suggested around £20m for a club.

If an individual is to blame that individual might face criminal charges, but the club would still be finally responsible for any damages awarded.

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Not necessarily the club that could be liable but the firework display company. Apportioning blame (if there is any part from the drivers) will take some time and, as I said in an earlier post, is likely to keep lawyers busy for years.

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