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SteveH

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Special Award of the Week
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:10:17 PM »
The topic to enter outstanding acts of courage, bravery, generosity or stupidity.


North Wales Police were helping the Welsh Ambulance service on the B5115 in Penrhynside, near the Little Orme, on Monday when a driver moved the signs and then proceeded to drive around a police vehicle blocking the road.
If a roads closed, itís for a very good reason.

"Not only did they move the cones/signs, when they were approached by officers they decided to challenge the reason the road was closed.     ref Pioneer

PS  My OH tells me he was flagged down by pedestrians, warning him, and somebody had to replace the sign and cones that he failed to reposition .
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SteveH

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 03:12:16 PM »
Nominated Special parking award of the week.    so far !

You do not have to be "Smart" to be clever.........

cygnusx-1

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 03:35:37 PM »
You didn't publish the one with the moped in front?

SteveH

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 04:00:22 PM »
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You didn't publish the one with the moped in front?

I see this car a lot, and it does on a daily basis leave room for mopeds, I may have been to quick to judge.    :-[

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 11:47:08 AM »
I read this story last week, and thought about posting it, but reading today about the trouble it has caused, definitely worth a mention........  This stupid driver despite plenty of warning signs, struck the bridge and jammed underneath, taking four days and specialist equipment to clear, now we here about this type of thing a lot, however it was the last sentence of the article, that made me curios, ....."A spokesman for Network Rail said: "Bridge strikes cost the taxpayer millions of pounds every year ."
Many years ago a friend hit a lamp post, and got the bill from the council, checking today it would appear to still be the case, this was not accidental, but negligent, and an extremely costly operation, but who pays  ?

Anglesey road re-opens following huge operation to remove lorry and railway bridge
A HGV hit the structure on the A5114 in Llangefni four days ago


Two huge cranes had to be brought in on Sunday to free the trapped truck from Ffordd Glanhwfa in Llangefni following the accident which happened on Thursday.
The bridge also had to be removed due to the level of damage caused.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 12:30:15 PM »
It's not the first time that a lorry has been stuck under that particular bridge and I've seen a few near misses there in the past.
From memory there is a warning sign about the height on the bridge ( just over 13 foot I think )   but the road there is on a hill which makes getting stuck there very likely.  The only trouble is that it's on the main road from the A55 so most traffic use it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 12:45:45 PM »
I drove a horsebox all over the country for many years, and although I knew my truck height and the given bridge sign measurements, I never trusted them, and never took them for granted, many a time hanging out of the window, "double checking" and driving slowly, I still feel he was negligent, he must have been really moving to have struck/stuck so hard, that they considered lifting the bridge off the truck.

Have not had many contenders for the Special Award, so this is a good opportunity for this driver to win. :-\



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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 01:26:57 PM »
Steve,  I've just gone on Google and had a look at that disused railway bridge and it has the height at 13 feet 3 inches on both sides of the bridge but as the road is on a hill it must reduce the height even more
It looks like the lorry was coming out of Llangefni to go to the A55 but how did it get into Llangefni in the first place?

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 01:38:51 PM »
I do not know the road that well, but it looks a bit of a squeeze to get two vehicles side by side, under there, which makes me think that slow and careful is the way to go.

I hated the  13ft. bridges, they were very close to to my height, I just remembered petrol stations, you had to watch some of the older ones, their canopies could cause concern................hanging out the window again......... ::)

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 02:03:25 PM »
It's a weird stretch of road and I used to use it quite often when I was working.    At that point it is not wide enough for two vehicles to pass each other.
There is a right of way system in place and traffic coming from Llangefni going towards the A55 has the right of way and it seems that the lorry was coming from the town so any traffic coming from the A55 direction would have had to find an alternative way into the town

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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:25:47 PM »
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Sounds like an incentive to put on weight to get a bike if you ask me.