Drove up to see the parents last night. Left Rochester and headed for Crewe the weather was all good as we got further north the fog got worse but still nothing to worry about. Then the rain came so I adjusted my speed accordingly.
As we got on the M6 things got worse but still OK to do 70, as the traffic slowly got bunched up I ended up behind a HGV so I waited for a gap and pulled out, gently went back up to 70 and no standing water visible..... then when level with the HGV in the out side lane I hit the standing water right opposite the big blue RAC building on the M6.
Stuck between the HGV and armco I wrestled the the car left,right,left and so on, the aqua planing didn't stop.
I'll be honest now I don't know if it was me or the electronics that kept us on the road but I'd like to think it was me. The rest of the journey was taken a bit slower while my brain went over the incident again and again.
Wide tyres on wet roads don't work