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Message 2092797 - Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 20:41:56 UTC

Here in the UK at least, the golden rule for all courts is: "Ignorance is no defense in the eyes of the law"
Saying that though:
This “helps no-one”, he warned. “Neither the walkers and cyclists the rules are meant to protect, nor the drivers who are somehow meant to telepathically know about them.”
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Message 2092801 - Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 21:33:25 UTC - in response to Message 2092797.  

Some of the rules/advise are going to make life very dangerous for cyclists, particularly the "A above H" brigade who will interpret "should" as an absolute mandate to do things that are blatantly dangerous, like passing turning vehicles on the inside of the turn.
Too many of the rules are lacking the "If it is safe to" note.
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Message 2092805 - Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 22:39:08 UTC

I'm trying not to think of the chaos when a driver turning left off a 50 mph dual carriage ring road, suddenly decides he has to stop before turning because of a pedestrian or cyclist who's about to cross the minor road, in the rush hour period on a cold and wet day.
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Message 2092814 - Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 0:56:09 UTC

Ohio Turnpike snowplow damages at least 40 vehicles, injures 12
Around 1:46 p.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol received reports of the incident and responded to the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike between state Route 4 and state Route 250, according to Sgt. Ray Santiago. Troopers on scene discovered the snowplow had been traveling westbound in the inside lane and caused snow and ice debris to be thrown into the eastbound lanes, striking passing vehicles.

There were at least 40 vehicles involved and 12 known injuries, troopers said.

... In addition, a spokesperson with the Ohio Turnpike confirmed the employee driving the snowplow truck was placed on administrative leave and was sent for mandatory drug and alcohol testing. An OSHP spokesperson said the driver was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.

... OSHP said that the incident remains under investigation and potential charges are pending the review of the Erie County Prosecutor's findings.

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Message 2092862 - Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 15:46:48 UTC - in response to Message 2092818.  

That is one crazy 'dare'...


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Message 2092911 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 11:35:52 UTC

New highway code road sign - "Trouble ahead"
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Message 2093049 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 13:38:03 UTC

Bridge collapses along Forbes Avenue through Frick Park in Pittsburgh
The bridge that carries Forbes Avenue through Frick Park collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday morning.

It was unclear if anyone was injured. Pittsburgh Public Safety tweeted that updates on possible injuries would come later Friday morning.

A photo from Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV showed at least four vehicles that had fallen into the chasm left by the collapsed bridge, with another vehicle dangling precariously over the edge.

Port Authority confirmed that one of its 60-foot articulated buses was trapped on a slab of the remnants of the bridge that fell into the ravine. Agency spokesman Adam Brandolph said the bus driver and two passengers were able to escape and no one was injured.

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News of the collapse came as the city prepares for a visit from President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon at Mill 19 in Hazelwood.

Mr. Biden is expected to speak on infrastructure during his remarks, particularly with a stress on the importance of the recently passed $1 trillion bill that is intended to fund repair and maintenance of the nation’s roads, bridges, railways and other physical infrastructure.
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Message 2093062 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 17:12:48 UTC - in response to Message 2093049.  

Nationwide, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a 2021 report that 46,154 bridges were considered in poor condition, or about 7.5% of the country’s 617,000 bridges.
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Message 2093063 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 17:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 2093062.  

That's both a scary number and a scary fraction of bridges that are in a poor state of repair. A very sad reflection on the state of the USA's infrastructure
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Message 2093078 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 20:33:21 UTC - in response to Message 2093049.  

Will be interesting to see what the investigation reveals as the causes(s).
As it failed in winter, i could well believe existing cracking was exacerbated by water in those cracks. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw over a few years would well and truly accelerate the propagation of any existing cracks.
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Message 2093277 - Posted: 31 Jan 2022, 21:15:51 UTC

A bit more about that bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.

Officials: Bridge not bad enough to close after inspection.

Obviously they were wrong and more frightening is that there are 5 other bridges around there of the same age and construction type still in use. I wonder how they rate ATM.
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Message 2093440 - Posted: 3 Feb 2022, 3:09:38 UTC

This has been all over various cable news stations today...
NJ road rage incident ends in horrific crash as driver loses control, veers off road and flips over

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As summarized by YouTube user Racerwong.Shooterwong, who observed the incident while traveling on the same road and posted the brief dashcam footage online, “Accord and Raptor decided to road rage each other. Accord lost.”

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Message 2093610 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 3:39:20 UTC

Historic Steel Bridge to be partly Dismantled in the Netherlands Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass
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Message 2093627 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 11:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 2093610.  
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What?+

Bezos goes oversized for his latest phallus??+++!


I hope his slaves appreciate their slavery and their assumed freedom...


All in an overly greedy world?
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Message 2093628 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 13:24:01 UTC
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Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass


Obviously, the yacht builders (located upstream from the bridge) did their planning well.

Surely this issue should have been known about a long time before now!

Why were they offered the construction contract, and why on earth did they accept it?
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Message 2093629 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 13:36:34 UTC - in response to Message 2093628.  
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Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass


Obviously, the yacht builders (located upstream from the bridge) did their planning well.

Surely this issue should have been known about a long time before now!

Why were they offered the construction contract, and why on earth did they accept it?



would have thought that was obvious, money. It's reported that the yacht is costing in the region of $500million.

no brainer really ;-)

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Message 2093634 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 15:26:36 UTC

Paid when it hits the water, not when it reaches the ocean. And until the owner gets it out, charge a dock fee!
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