Motorways carry a third of all traffic but are our safest roads. They would be safer still if people followed the rules about using the hard shoulder.
Around one in 10 motorway fatalities occurs on the hard shoulder and accidents here tend to be most severe because of the killer combination of stationary vehicles being hit by those travelling at very high speeds.
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Cold, with some wintry showers at first, but with any snow becoming confined to the hills.
A few remaining scattered snow showers during the evening, with clear, dry periods in between.
A roadside recovery worker who was hit by a lorry as he was working on a vehicle on the M6 says he is lucky to be alive.