Reports reveal deadly hazards on M8 motorway

Reports obtained by Scotland on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act suggest the M8 motorway is falling to pieces under the strain of having to cope with 75000 vehicles a day.

Ten serious hazards - including potholes that could be capable of causing a pile-up - were registered on the M8 in the first six months of 2005, the same total as the previous five years combined: "experts fear the deteriorating state of the road could increase the toll of 40 serious and fatal accidents a year. "

Why has Scotland's busiest route become the road to hell? (Scotland on Sunday, 18 December 2005)