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Message 2119724 - Posted: 21 May 2023, 19:34:56 UTC

This time it is a bus that was too tall for the bridge, and 10 people are in hospital.

BBC - Ten in hospital after bus roof cut off in Glasgow bridge crash


I see that there is no shortage of height and width warning signs.
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Message 2119726 - Posted: 21 May 2023, 20:15:52 UTC - in response to Message 2119724.  

I see that there is no shortage of height and width warning signs.
The BBC report shows that - in the direction of travel - there is an earlier bridge with much greater clearance, which confuses the signage.

But a bus of that nature is usually driven along pre-planned, well-understood, known safe routes. What on earth brought it to these bridges?
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Message 2119730 - Posted: 21 May 2023, 20:51:55 UTC - in response to Message 2119726.  

When my grandfather did much the same it was a poorly/hurriedly planned diversion due to someone dropping a bomb on the correct route.
These days I suspect a number are due to poorly planned diversions around roadworks.....
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Message 2119741 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 7:42:23 UTC - in response to Message 2119730.  

... poorly planned diversions ...
Probably planned using Google StreetView by somebody in head office, hundreds of miles away and with no local knowledge.
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Message 2119744 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 13:02:57 UTC - in response to Message 2119741.  

... poorly planned diversions ...
Probably planned using Google StreetView by somebody in head office, hundreds of miles away and with no local knowledge.
Or planned by the local traffic arm waver who needs to get traffic moving quick and only thinks of cars. After all no reason to send cars down a route that add another couple miles so they don't go under a low bridge. Then again lots of action at http://11foot8.com
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Message 2119748 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 16:35:00 UTC
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A company spokesperson said: "We are working closely with the emergency services at the scene and our thoughts are with those involved in the incident."
Maybe spend a little more cash on holding a "refresher" course every year informing all drivers to use the Mk1 computer.
Average double decker buses are 4.38m high with "highbridge" buses 4.56m.
Neither would have cleared that bridge & to be honest, I think that a "highbridge" bus would be dodgy going through that 1st bridge with just a 1" gap.
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Message 2119753 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 17:35:35 UTC - in response to Message 2119748.  

Too many miles and hours breeds too much complacency...

And then there is the endless train of freight on our motorways (freeways) ...!


I'm surprised we don't suffer more 'incidents'...

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Message 2119770 - Posted: 22 May 2023, 21:13:05 UTC - in response to Message 2119753.  

Too many miles and hours breeds too much complacency...
False.
Many like myself (worked with enough of them) normally averaged around 1,750 miles a week.
Practically of of us knew where the bridges on our route that were too low for our vehicles & worked around them.
The height of the majority of the vehicles I drove often was 3.42m.
You would be surprised at how many bridges that are lower than that.
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Message 2119859 - Posted: 23 May 2023, 22:16:43 UTC

Some people can do some strange things on the road.

Trampoline filmed being driven on top of car down main road in the US.


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Message 2119887 - Posted: 24 May 2023, 2:03:14 UTC

Some people don't belong driving!
Young women trying to put gasoline in a Tesla EV.
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Message 2119896 - Posted: 24 May 2023, 3:35:29 UTC - in response to Message 2119887.  

Is that why so many burst into flames?
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Message 2119928 - Posted: 24 May 2023, 14:41:53 UTC - in response to Message 2119887.  

Thanks Doc, needed a good laugh this week.
The good thing about technology today is how often stupidity is captured for all to witness.
The only downside is...
...god help the world if she has kids.
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Message 2119937 - Posted: 24 May 2023, 17:49:20 UTC

VIDEO: Local cowboy ropes a 1200-pound steer on I-75 in Michigan
A steer named Lester has been on the loose for six weeks! But his two-month vacation came to an exciting end over the weekend when Lester was lassoed by Ricky Littlejohn.
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Message 2120207 - Posted: 30 May 2023, 21:44:04 UTC

Car almost falls into Carshalton Pond after crash on High Street
Police were in attendance and announced that there were no injuries or arrests in relation to the incident.

Pictures from the scene show that some of the railings along the pond are now down, with one side of the blue car hanging over the ledge.
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Message 2120209 - Posted: 30 May 2023, 22:08:24 UTC

The train companies don't give a ****
Miles-long trains are blocking first responders when every minute counts
Nationwide, longer and longer trains are obstructing rural intersections, preventing paramedics from getting to emergencies, including a baby who died after his mom waited and waited.
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Message 2120212 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 0:51:23 UTC - in response to Message 2120209.  

The train companies don't give a ****
Miles-long trains are blocking first responders when every minute counts
Nationwide, longer and longer trains are obstructing rural intersections, preventing paramedics from getting to emergencies, including a baby who died after his mom waited and waited.

Profit, more profit. And they got an exemption for lawsuits for that blockage.
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Message 2120234 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 19:11:47 UTC

Somebody has been watching far too many Holywood car chases:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-65770238
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Message 2120235 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 19:23:27 UTC - in response to Message 2120234.  

Somebody has been watching far too many Holywood car chases:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-65770238

Also available on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAc0uqrSkPU
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Message 2120238 - Posted: 31 May 2023, 19:46:11 UTC

It was a successful launch, just a shame about the landing.

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Message 2120300 - Posted: 2 Jun 2023, 5:28:23 UTC

I can sort of consider why Mitsubishi would be a popular brand car here, but the rest? Though any safety issue for any brand does need fixing.

Multiple car brands issue urgent safety recalls.

It maybe only a small number here, but what about overseas' markets?
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