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Message 2075516 - Posted: 11 May 2021, 8:17:10 UTC

Car vs. truck, inattentive driver vs. red light runner.

Footage of car slamming into side of truck at Western Sydney intersection divides viewers.

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Message 2075629 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 7:13:53 UTC - in response to Message 2075516.  
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Car vs. truck, inattentive driver vs. red light runner.

Footage of car slamming into side of truck at Western Sydney intersection divides viewers.
Truck driver completely at fault. It's not like the truck was tailing the other vehicles that were going through on the amber.

All well and good saying the car driver needed to be more attentive- as it was they waited for the cars that were still turning across their lane even though the light had turned green. Once those cars were gone, they moved out. Why would you even suspect another vehicle would come through so late in the cycle & a couple of seconds after all the other vehicles had cleared the intersection? How far do you have to take it? Sit there for 5, 10, 15 seconds after the lights change before going through in case one one is a total @r$hole decides a red light doesn't apply to them?
That's the whole point of the lights- if it's green you can go. If it's red then you don't.
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Message 2075641 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 11:13:43 UTC - in response to Message 2075629.  
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That's the whole point of the lights- if it's green you can go. If it's red then you don't.

If it is like the junction near my eldest son, the lights for the truck only get a cancellation of the turn right green. Meaning he has to follow the normal rules for turning across traffic, and as they haven't started moving then he might think wrongly he can continue his move.

At the junction near my sons, if you are in the cars position you frequently have to either jump a few meters forward or creep forward to signify to those turning right that you now have a green.
It's made worse by the lights having movement detection, and therefore if the car doesn't move quickly enough then the lights think there is no traffic there and go through to the next phase of operation.
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Message 2075822 - Posted: 14 May 2021, 4:00:44 UTC

You just can't fix stupid people!
Federal Government Warns Americans Not to Fill Plastic Bags with Gas During Fuel Shortage

The safety board posted their warning after an unverified video of a woman walking away from a gas pump with a plastic bag recirculated on social media.
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Message 2075888 - Posted: 15 May 2021, 1:31:30 UTC

‘We need to get people off the bridge immediately’: Hear the 911 call that brought traffic to a halt
Inspectors were conducting the first day of inspection of the Hernando de Soto Bridge when they spotted a crack in one of the beams that help keep that bridge standing.

The structural crack, as engineers call it, could have caused a disaster had it not been caught.

The beam helps to hold the span of the bridge together as 41,000 cars and trucks ride over the Hernando de Soto Bridge every day.



The Hernando de Soto Bridge is outside Memphis, crossing the Mississippi River and straddles the Tennessee-Arkansas line.
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Message 2075897 - Posted: 15 May 2021, 9:15:04 UTC - in response to Message 2075888.  
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Inspectors were conducting the first day of inspection of the Hernando de Soto Bridge when they spotted a crack in one of the beams that help keep that bridge standing.
Looks like it's gone well beyond being a crack.
And regardless of how long it takes to repair that fracture, that bridge is going to need one hell of a close inspection all over before it can be cleared for traffic again.

A very good thing it was found when it was.
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Message 2075902 - Posted: 15 May 2021, 11:06:13 UTC

Looks a bit rusty, seems like it's been hangin' that way for a while before they found it.

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Message 2076109 - Posted: 18 May 2021, 12:04:34 UTC

Interesting report. Sadly it highlights a worldwide problem.
It takes a major disaster before necessary action is taken.
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Message 2076580 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 20:18:36 UTC

Picked up a copy of the Metro on way home this afternoon.
Spotted a "lovely" photo with just a caption.
A lorry & a van became wedged under a railway bridge following a collision in Epsom, Surrey.
Both drivers were unhurt but traffic was blocked in both directions for several hours.
Pretty sure I recognised the bridge so searched for the photo on Metro online. Sadly they split into the print & online versions some years ago.
So, googled Epsom bridge strike as nothing about it on the online edition. Sure enough it was reported yesterday.



However, that van looks like a Mercedes Sprinter, but the report that photo was taken from states that it was just a lorry with the cab jacknifed & on the A24 in Epsom.
Nope, pretty sure that it was a B road so checked via Google Maps.



Yep, B284 in Epsom (Hook Road).
Quote from today's edition of Metro.
Photo from Daily Mail's report yesterday.
You gotta love modern journalism.
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Message 2076587 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 21:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 2076580.  
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... You gotta love modern journalism.

Underpaid, over-rushed, with expectations of global writing yet uneducated for anything local or detailed.

All lost in the mush of 'social media' snippets?...


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Message 2076594 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 22:11:40 UTC - in response to Message 2076587.  

All lost in the mush of 'social media' snippets?...
Does that include Surrey Police?
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Message 2076600 - Posted: 25 May 2021, 22:37:56 UTC - in response to Message 2076594.  

All lost in the mush of 'social media' snippets?...
Does that include Surrey Police?

Very likely for their deskbound minimum wage PR 'communications facilitator'...

Note the adage about being promoted up to a level of incompetence?...

There has to be better ways...


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Message 2076701 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 8:38:38 UTC

Stupidity at its worst

Nine people were found in an uninsured and unroadworthy car during a police traffic stop.
The passengers and driver were crammed into a five-seater Skoda Octavia near Malton in North Yorkshire earlier this month.
Despite two doors not opening on the hatchback, there were five passengers on the back seat and two women in the boot.
Police footage showed people crawling out of the car which officers said would have caused "utter carnage" should it have crashed.
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Message 2076748 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 18:44:22 UTC - in response to Message 2076701.  

As a student (so nearly 50 years ago), I remember borrowing my parent's Volvo estate for a student houseparty. I think we got 10 into that... but only for a couple of miles on quiet roads.
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Message 2076758 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 23:10:56 UTC

There is the old student game of seeing how many people can be crammed into an old-style mini...

A variation of that by the hiking club was for how many people can stand at the same time on top of a trig point...
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Message 2076761 - Posted: 27 May 2021, 23:42:40 UTC

We use to do that a lot here back in the days before seat belts and seat belt laws. ;-)

Oh the days of sitting in the back of the ute while going down the highway. LOL

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Message 2076870 - Posted: 29 May 2021, 22:24:58 UTC - in response to Message 2076850.  

Tesla vs insecure load
Talk about lucky. If the load had come off just a fraction of a second later i don't think he'd be around to talk about it.
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