I'd prefer a more pleasant driving route. The M1 is now the worst motorway in the country, certainly south of its junction with the M6 anyhow.
Tell me about it, my bus up the northbound M1, which is not so bad. But the southbound M1 south of J13 is an absolute nightmare. Many times there are accidents. Even on good days there is queueing. The other day there was an accident involving a petrol tanker and the road was closed altogether, although the motorists already on the road were trapped there.