Traffic officers help keep M5 moving during busiest time of year

It is the busiest time of year if you are travelling on the M5.

National Highways estimates 68,000 vehicles use the stretch between Gloucester and Bristol every day in August.

The main message from the company is to plan ahead for your journey as the summer holidays see a large increase in breakdowns and tyre blow-outs.

Video journalist Dan Ayers joined a traffic officer for a behind-the-scenes look at a busy morning on patrol.