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#1 guzzicat

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

A 57 year old H.G.V. driver has been charged with dangerous driving after his high sided H.G.V was blown over on the Forth bridge, travelling north he had ignored the "Road closed to high sided vehicles  " & chanced it , the vehicle was blown across central reservation onto Southbound carriageway, fortunately nothing was coming the other way!, the bridge has been closed all day & will remain so 'till tomorrow.



#2 TIGHTCHOKE

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

Thankfully nobody was killed by his stupidity!

 

String him up on the bridge as a warning to others.


Edited by TIGHTCHOKE, 11 January 2017 - 06:50 PM.


#3 NickS

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

I thought it was the name of a pub.

#4 guzzicat

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:55 PM

I new this pub very well it was opened by an Ex Sailor who was very fond of Exotic Dancers .


Edited by guzzicat, 11 January 2017 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:04 PM

String him up on the bridge as a warning to others.


Yeah- like two wrongs make a right 🙄

#6 guzzicat

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

Cuts down on re/offending.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:16 PM

Death is the only suitable punishment for ignoring a road sign. A fine just wouldn't cut it. 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:53 PM

Apparently the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, but the lorry driver took a chance and tried to cross.

 

So the question is, what physical measures are in place to prevent this happening? I suspect the answer is none. And yet our local tip has an adjustable barrier to prevent people sneaking in in their commercials. You can't even get through with a high-top Transit.

 

A lesson to be learned, perhaps?



#9 mel b3

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

a driver of his age (and i assume) experience , really should have known better , it was a damned stupid risk to take.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:18 PM

Apparently the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, but the lorry driver took a chance and tried to cross.

 

So the question is, what physical measures are in place to prevent this happening? I suspect the answer is none. And yet our local tip has an adjustable barrier to prevent people sneaking in in their commercials. You can't even get through with a high-top Transit.

 

A lesson to be learned, perhaps?

 

There was talk of camera enforcement for prohibited vehicles who ignored the matrix signs when restrictions were in force although I have no idea if this was actually put in place.

 

It isn't the first time there has been an incident on the bridge as a result of the same behaviour.  Last time a trailer ended up on the central barrier of the bridge.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

It happens all the time , all over the place .
These are professional drivers seeking to profit from breaking the rules and risking other innocent people's lives .
Numptys should be banned from driving for life .

#12 UKPoacher

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

Signs don't apply to motorists. Any bobby who has done road closure duties will tell you that. "Can't I go down there?" is the question every driver asks when confronted by a wall of cones, a police car parked sideways so as to block the road and blue flashing lights all over the place. If the police car and bobby wasn't there they would move the cones, drive through and then claim that the road had not been blocked.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:52 PM

Death is the only suitable punishment for ignoring a road sign. 

 Death is not good enough... :|



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:15 PM

Daughter in law, Guarding a bridge up north to stop people going over it..
They thought the bridge had moved,and was in danger of collapsing.
They were playing hell up because she wouldn't let them use it..
Amazeing Eh..

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

He ignored the sign and went Forth!

Sorry, could not resist. 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

Apparently the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, but the lorry driver took a chance and tried to cross.
 
So the question is, what physical measures are in place to prevent this happening? I suspect the answer is none. And yet our local tip has an adjustable barrier to prevent people sneaking in in their commercials. You can't even get through with a high-top Transit.
 
A lesson to be learned, perhaps?


Given that some drivers don't seem capable of knowing the height of their vehicles, hitting bridges, a barrier isn't going to stop an idiot.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

Death is the only suitable punishment for ignoring a road sign. A fine just wouldn't cut it. 

Do you have a ducking stool alongside the moat ?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

...except maybe it would no longer be high-sided.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:26 AM

Apparently the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles, but the lorry driver took a chance and tried to cross.

 

So the question is, what physical measures are in place to prevent this happening? I suspect the answer is none. And yet our local tip has an adjustable barrier to prevent people sneaking in in their commercials. You can't even get through with a high-top Transit.

 

A lesson to be learned, perhaps?

 

Absolutely.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:15 AM

I asked this on another forum as he caused chaos most folk in central Scotland had to travel to the other side of the country to cross the Kincardine bridge but it means you sit in traffic all day being late or even missing your shift completely so i asked would you sue the driver or the company and wanted to know if folk would still go ahead if they had to put some of there own moey up first ?. 






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