I doubt anyone in England could have missed the terrible news about the multiple car pile up on the M5 this weekend which has resulted in 7 deaths so far and a number of badly injured..
A lot of attention is being directed toward the firework display being given at a rugby club just a short distance from the motorway..
Some are saying the misty weather helped keep the smoke down at low level which the drifted across the carriageway causing bad visiblity.
I wonder if the smoke plus the mist plus the distraction of the firworks might all have played their part but it is a tragedy that most likely could have been avoided.
Is there anyone else who feels this might just be the nudge the government needs to stop the sale of fireworks to the general public?
There have been many campaigns and movememnts trying to ban the sale of fireworks but none have yet succeded..
Maybe 7 deaths and such a huge distruption to the road network is whats needed to make people see sense and call a stop to all but the very professional displays, with qualified pyrotechnics engineers at the controls.
Would you be happy is the general sale was stopped or do you think thats going too far?