Tailbacks following four-car collision on M4

TWO lanes are blocked on the M4 and there are reported tailbacks of four miles following an accident on the M4 involving four cars.

Police were called to the incident at junction 24 at 5.30pm.

A Gwent police spokesman said no-one was injured in the incident.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was not called to the scene.

Both lanes are currently blocked by the accident, which is located between the slip roads, and there is congestion to junction 23a.

All traffic is using the hard shoulder to bypass the scene.

Police remain at the scene.

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7:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.
How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions. Woodgnome

7:13pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Dolieboy says...

It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip
It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip Dolieboy

7:16pm Fri 17 Jan 14

keithbob says...

worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!! keithbob

7:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

Woodgnome wrote:
How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.
Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe????
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.[/p][/quote]Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe???? St3v3y

7:55pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst.... St3v3y

7:57pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

Dolieboy wrote:
It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip
and add rian, and you get accidents...
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip[/p][/quote]and add rian, and you get accidents... St3v3y

8:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

St3v3y wrote:
Dolieboy wrote:
It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip
and add rian, and you get accidents...
Or add Rain aswell... doh!
[quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip[/p][/quote]and add rian, and you get accidents...[/p][/quote]Or add Rain aswell... doh! St3v3y

8:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

robinsonsuperduper says...

Dolieboy wrote:
It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip
you have just described me
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: It's Friday and the drivers have kamikaze tendencies. Not restricted to this area, but entire motorway. Go as fast as they can, don't indicate, tailgate and move from lane 3 to lane 1 at the last moment then down the offslip[/p][/quote]you have just described me robinsonsuperduper

8:20pm Fri 17 Jan 14

TK355 says...

Well now it has become policy from Gwent Police not to have traffic cars policing the motorways, is it any wonder there are so many incidents nowadays? When was the last time you saw one plodding up the motorway?
They are redeploying them to deal with divisional policing because they have so spectacularly messed that up with the closure of most of the police stations on the force meaning they are unable to carry out their core role. No doubt they will put a positive spin on the situation though and say there have never been more police on the streets but to the man and woman on those same streets we must be blind as we just don't see them
Well now it has become policy from Gwent Police not to have traffic cars policing the motorways, is it any wonder there are so many incidents nowadays? When was the last time you saw one plodding up the motorway? They are redeploying them to deal with divisional policing because they have so spectacularly messed that up with the closure of most of the police stations on the force meaning they are unable to carry out their core role. No doubt they will put a positive spin on the situation though and say there have never been more police on the streets but to the man and woman on those same streets we must be blind as we just don't see them TK355

9:59pm Fri 17 Jan 14

keithbob says...

St3v3y wrote:
keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.
[quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....[/p][/quote]so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject. keithbob

10:49pm Fri 17 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

keithbob wrote:
St3v3y wrote:
keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.
I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....[/p][/quote]so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.[/p][/quote]I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down. bluebanana

10:51pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

St3v3y wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.
Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe????
An accident that causes tailbacks for miles is the point. I know I get caught up in the tailbacks and it's nearly every day irrespective of rain or dry.

There a lot of statements about whether or not it's the worst. The point of those statements being precisely what - totally irrelevant to the people stationary on the motorway day after day?? The point is the time, cost and energy that is wasted day after day. Another nail in the coffin of the reputation of Wales and Newport. It's the lane swapping tailgaters that have to be tamed somehow.
[quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.[/p][/quote]Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe????[/p][/quote]An accident that causes tailbacks for miles is the point. I know I get caught up in the tailbacks and it's nearly every day irrespective of rain or dry. There a lot of statements about whether or not it's the worst. The point of those statements being precisely what - totally irrelevant to the people stationary on the motorway day after day?? The point is the time, cost and energy that is wasted day after day. Another nail in the coffin of the reputation of Wales and Newport. It's the lane swapping tailgaters that have to be tamed somehow. Woodgnome

11:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

St3v3y says...

@Woodgnome, you are right about the lane swapping tailgaters, they are the ones that cause the majority of delays through this stretch of m/way. I've said before that this stretch of m/way is NOT managed, either by way of speed cams or police presence, it's a free for all.@ Keithbob, sorry mate, but bluebanana blew you out of the water with the M25, also, I posted a number of other black spots around the UK that are far worse than our M4, I listed them on the ""Broken down lorry causing three-mile tailbacks on M4"" article, but all the comments have now gone!! how odd.........
@Woodgnome, you are right about the lane swapping tailgaters, they are the ones that cause the majority of delays through this stretch of m/way. I've said before that this stretch of m/way is NOT managed, either by way of speed cams or police presence, it's a free for all.@ Keithbob, sorry mate, but bluebanana blew you out of the water with the M25, also, I posted a number of other black spots around the UK that are far worse than our M4, I listed them on the ""Broken down lorry causing three-mile tailbacks on M4"" article, but all the comments have now gone!! how odd......... St3v3y

1:21am Sat 18 Jan 14

keithbob says...

bluebanana wrote:
keithbob wrote:
St3v3y wrote:
keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.
I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.
sorry bluebana,but i also used the m25 reguraly,also went to scotland twice a week,have been held up in many an accident and seen some bad scenes no-one wants to talk about,but ask most truckers where he hates to drive,he/she will tell you,newport in wales because of the constant holdups every time they come off the severn bridge itnt wales,do anyone else know where a motorway has a permament 50 m.p.h.restriction,an
d why?.after all the motorway was built to avoid congestion in the towns and cities.
[quote][p][bold]bluebanana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....[/p][/quote]so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.[/p][/quote]I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.[/p][/quote]sorry bluebana,but i also used the m25 reguraly,also went to scotland twice a week,have been held up in many an accident and seen some bad scenes no-one wants to talk about,but ask most truckers where he hates to drive,he/she will tell you,newport in wales because of the constant holdups every time they come off the severn bridge itnt wales,do anyone else know where a motorway has a permament 50 m.p.h.restriction,an d why?.after all the motorway was built to avoid congestion in the towns and cities. keithbob

6:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

Dolieboy says...

Woodgnome wrote:
St3v3y wrote:
Woodgnome wrote:
How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.
Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe????
An accident that causes tailbacks for miles is the point. I know I get caught up in the tailbacks and it's nearly every day irrespective of rain or dry.

There a lot of statements about whether or not it's the worst. The point of those statements being precisely what - totally irrelevant to the people stationary on the motorway day after day?? The point is the time, cost and energy that is wasted day after day. Another nail in the coffin of the reputation of Wales and Newport. It's the lane swapping tailgaters that have to be tamed somehow.
Just for one second forget about the accidents on the motorway around Newport. Now look at the others. Vehicle turned over in Sainsburys at the pumps, vehicle crashes at Clarence place, vehicle turns over on Caerleon road etc. No other vehicles involved. This goes to show that the standard of driving has declined to an abysmal standard. I have seen people unable to join the motorway and drive up the hard shoulder, as they do not have the sense to adjust their speed to fit into the huge gap which is present. Instead they continue to drive at the same speed as the approaching traffic.
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: How many accidents have there been between junctions 23 and 25 and the last 3 years? Is it them most accident ridden stretch in Britain? They seem to be of epidemic proportions.[/p][/quote]Only Because the Argus is activley reporting on every incident of late.. Pro relief road maybe????[/p][/quote]An accident that causes tailbacks for miles is the point. I know I get caught up in the tailbacks and it's nearly every day irrespective of rain or dry. There a lot of statements about whether or not it's the worst. The point of those statements being precisely what - totally irrelevant to the people stationary on the motorway day after day?? The point is the time, cost and energy that is wasted day after day. Another nail in the coffin of the reputation of Wales and Newport. It's the lane swapping tailgaters that have to be tamed somehow.[/p][/quote]Just for one second forget about the accidents on the motorway around Newport. Now look at the others. Vehicle turned over in Sainsburys at the pumps, vehicle crashes at Clarence place, vehicle turns over on Caerleon road etc. No other vehicles involved. This goes to show that the standard of driving has declined to an abysmal standard. I have seen people unable to join the motorway and drive up the hard shoulder, as they do not have the sense to adjust their speed to fit into the huge gap which is present. Instead they continue to drive at the same speed as the approaching traffic. Dolieboy

9:00am Sat 18 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

bluebanana wrote:
keithbob wrote:
St3v3y wrote:
keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.
I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.
But not constant accidents
[quote][p][bold]bluebanana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....[/p][/quote]so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.[/p][/quote]I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.[/p][/quote]But not constant accidents Bobevans

10:53am Sat 18 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

Bobevans wrote:
bluebanana wrote:
keithbob wrote:
St3v3y wrote:
keithbob wrote:
worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!!
I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....
so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.
I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.
But not constant accidents
True, but as I posted in a previous M4 related thread, the congestion on Newport's M4 are not constant accidents. The recent incidents have included a few vehicle fires, flooding, wheel change etc
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluebanana[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St3v3y[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: worst stretch of motorway in the country,how can anyone disagree? we need a new motoway via magor junction through the docks to cardiff,sooner the better!![/p][/quote]I can disagree, and as Posted earlier, this stretch doesn't even come close to being the worst....[/p][/quote]so name me a worse one,i might add ive got 40 years of driving round the country,so bit of an expert on the subject.[/p][/quote]I'd vote for M25 J19 - 13 in the mornings. Its 4 lanes but still stop/start bumper to bumper every day! And thats without any incidents to slow it down.[/p][/quote]But not constant accidents[/p][/quote]True, but as I posted in a previous M4 related thread, the congestion on Newport's M4 are not constant accidents. The recent incidents have included a few vehicle fires, flooding, wheel change etc bluebanana

11:04am Sat 18 Jan 14

Woodgnome says...

the accidents are almost a daily occurrence on the M4 around Newport - so it depends on your definition of constant I suppose. On any view there are a lot!!
the accidents are almost a daily occurrence on the M4 around Newport - so it depends on your definition of constant I suppose. On any view there are a lot!! Woodgnome

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