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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 2076850 - Posted: 29 May 2021, 15:08:39 UTC

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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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Message 2076874 - Posted: 29 May 2021, 22:41:43 UTC - in response to Message 2076870.  
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Will any action be taken about the dangerous load and/or dangerous driving?...

I've seen where a scrap wagon was shedding its load in front of me. On that occasion the driver did stop, he knew about it, and had stopped a few times already on his journey, but he was under pressure to "just get there" and no time or ropes or tarp to secure all the flailing pieces thrashing in the wind...

No good answer to that one other than to keep a ridiculous distance clear and be ready on the phone if anyone did get hit or damaged...

Brain cells?... What's them? I was lucky on that occasion...


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Message 2077100 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 4:39:02 UTC

And I thought the speeders were crazy here in the USA; but this one in the UK is a doozy!
Banned driver jailed for speeding at 130mph with boy, 7, in car during police chase

The man, age 26, was sentenced to 30 months behind bars after what the investigating officer called "one of the worst cases of driving I have seen in my 20 years of policing".

... He also admitted charges of failing to stop for police, disqualified driving, having no insurance and resisting arrest.

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Message 2077140 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 15:08:49 UTC
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Message 2077155 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 18:42:07 UTC

Well, I guess this is "Transportation Safety" related...
Democratic lawmaker calls for 'gender equality' in crash test dummies ;)
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Message 2077163 - Posted: 2 Jun 2021, 21:41:35 UTC - in response to Message 2077140.  

A puree disaster

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Message 2077246 - Posted: 4 Jun 2021, 0:07:13 UTC

9-Year-Old Driver Slams Head on Into Semi After Swiping Keys to Parents' Car

Miraculously, no one was injured. For all their wild ideas, both girls had made sure to fasten their seatbelts — a fact that ensured their joy ride ended in expensive damages instead of costing them their lives.

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Message 2077451 - Posted: 7 Jun 2021, 10:07:31 UTC

Not a good day to be on a train in Pakistan :-(
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57380615
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Message 2077454 - Posted: 7 Jun 2021, 11:21:10 UTC - in response to Message 2077451.  

Data from Pakistan Railways shows there were 757 train accidents between 2012 and 2017 - an average of about 125 incidents a year.
At any time.
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