If we interpolate these figures over the year it gives an equivalent incident rate of
- But bear in mind that we still have the bad weather at the end of this year to go.
Well that's the end of 2017 and the equivalent figures are, assuming that I haven't missed any:
Details of the Jan-Jun 2017 incidents are available here and Jul - Dec incidents are available here as .pdf files.
That works out at roughly one incident every 2 days on the M27. Can you imagine what losing the hard shoulder is going to do for emergency response times when they turn it into a 'smart' motorway. Don't forget these are NOT all of the delays, they are only the unusual ones.
A total of 375. That is over a 25% overall increase on last year. The question is - is this increase caused almost entirely from increased congestion or just even worse driving standards and will the smartening of the M27 improve them?
Details of the 295 incidents during 2016 are available here
A total of 295.
Bear in mind that many of the incidents don't just apply to one road - they have knock on effects to the whole of South Hampshire, especially those on the M27 and these are only the incidents that I have noticed whilst browsing the Web.