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    Forth road bridge closed.

    00:30 Bridge closed to high sided vehicles.

    02:00 Lorry overturns on bridge.

    Bridge them closed until further notice because twats lorry is mangled in the grille between the lanes.

    Enjoy the commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
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    00:30 Bridge closed to high sided vehicles.

    02:00 Lorry overturns on bridge.

    Bridge them closed until further notice because twats lorry is mangled in the grille between the lanes.

    Enjoy the commute.
    And recovery crane cannot operate in high winds so it will be shut for a while.
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    South bound may be closed for a few days.

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    Driver charged with dangerous driving.
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    Scotland can be a beacon, within these islands and beyond, for a socially just and sustainable society. Whilst there are many priorities which will require independence, there is also much that can and must be done now by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    Driver charged with dangerous driving.
    And quite rightly so. Did the guy think the signs were up saying bridge closed to high sided vehicles were there for a laugh?

    Quite staggering really. Imagine that was rush hour and the clown was blown onto another car.
    Someone once told me that hard work wouldn't kill me.

    I thought: "Hell, why take the chance"!

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    My team leader, who lives in Alloa, has just arrived in Perth at 11:30 having been caught up in the traffic, and that wasn't even trying to get across the Kincardine Bridge!!
    #Persevered
    Scotland can be a beacon, within these islands and beyond, for a socially just and sustainable society. Whilst there are many priorities which will require independence, there is also much that can and must be done now by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

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    And quite rightly so. Did the guy think the signs were up saying bridge closed to high sided vehicles were there for a laugh?

    Quite staggering really. Imagine that was rush hour and the clown was blown onto another car.
    It mystifies me what goes through these guys head.

    Myself and Mrs PB were driving on the M6 past Shap just before Christmas, notorious for being exposed. Signs for miles beforehand saying road closed to high sided vehicles. Of course 10 minutes down the road a lorry lies overturned. Luckily it fell onto the hard shoulder and not into the middle of the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekHFC View Post
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    And quite rightly so. Did the guy think the signs were up saying bridge closed to high sided vehicles were there for a laugh?

    Quite staggering really. Imagine that was rush hour and the clown was blown onto another car.
    Even without signs you'd think he'd have realised that crossing a high bridge in wings like we had last night in a high sided lorry was ****ing idiotic.

    Genuinely would jail him for it. His stupidity will cost the tax payers a hefty whack, he's put others at risk, and he could have killed someone.

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    My wee van job takes me from Leith to Perth then back via a scenic Fife route. That'll be 3 extra hours I'll never get back!

    Seen lots more of our lovely country though. I suppose I'm just lucky 😁
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    Given the disruption the closure of the bridge causes there really needs to be a physical presence rather than just signs to prevent this happening yet again.
    "If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain
    an advantage, then he should be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Given the disruption the closure of the bridge causes there really needs to be a physical presence rather than just signs to prevent this happening yet again.
    If this bawheid gets a well-publisied and deserved visit to the Big Hoose, then I think you'll find a lot of other similar bawheids won't take the chance next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    If this bawheid gets a well-publisied and deserved visit to the Big Hoose, then I think you'll find a lot of other similar bawheids won't take the chance.
    The point is though a major road infrastructure like the bridge shouldn't be at the mercy of someone willing to take a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    The point is though a major road infrastructure like the bridge shouldn't be at the mercy of someone willing to take a chance.
    It's a fair point...a traffic police car at either end would be enough to ensure compliance.

    That said what a selfish walloper the driver is and he should have the book thrown at him...he's lucky he didn't kill someone or damage the bridge more than he did. Not to mention the monumental disruption he has caused all because he couldn't be ersed driving a few extra miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiMar View Post
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    It's a fair point...a traffic police car at either end would be enough to ensure compliance.

    That said what a selfish walloper the driver is and he should have the book thrown at him...he's lucky he didn't kill someone or damage the bridge more than he did. Not to mention the monumental disruption he has caused all because he couldn't be ersed driving a few extra miles.
    Agree absolutely, I remember the stick I got years ago when I opened up the side of the van like a tin can on a stationary skip. They called me skippy for months. Imagine causing the closure of the bridge!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiMar View Post
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    It's a fair point...a traffic police car at either end would be enough to ensure compliance.

    That said what a selfish walloper the driver is and he should have the book thrown at him...he's lucky he didn't kill someone or damage the bridge more than he did. Not to mention the monumental disruption he has caused all because he couldn't be ersed driving a few extra miles.
    One wonders what kind of pressure he might have been put under by his employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    If this bawheid gets a well-publisied and deserved visit to the Big Hoose, then I think you'll find a lot of other similar bawheids won't take the chance next time.
    For the avoidance of doubt, this was nothing to do with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Given the disruption the closure of the bridge causes there really needs to be a physical presence rather than just signs to prevent this happening yet again.
    There actually were Highways Agency/Amey vehicles at either side monitoring traffic.

    I was nightshift last night and came back across the bridge from Fife around 01:45, the matrix signs were saying the bridge was closed to high sided vehicles/caravans/motorcycles. As you approached from the North there was a crew van in the layby facing traffic, driver watching for high siders who he could then flash his lights at. From the south another crew van was again facing traffic sitting between the A90 and the slip coming from Echline.

    Two things I did notice, when I crossed the bridge in a small corsa van, there was very little wind, normally gusts would throw my van about. Secondly, the bloke watching traffic from the North was on his mobile as his lower face/jowl was lit up by the screen on his phone,,,,,I wonder if the guy on the South was doing similar???

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    Bridge now open.
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    If he has been charge with dangerous driving theres a good chance of jail time. I got done with the same charge in 2008 and the first thing thr lawyer said was "this is a jailable offence" he will at the very least loose his liscence and have to resit the test, and having a dd40 on your record isnt fun when coming to insure a vehicle. I paid 3200 for a 1998 1.6 golf that was only worth 1500. Everyones employer puts a bit presure on them, its up to you to say no. If that has been the case.

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    In December 2015 when the bridge was closed the Chamber of Commerce reckoned that the cost of time delays caused by the diversion was 3m a day.

    Just saying.
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    If he is found guilty, which seems a no brainer, could individual businesses submit insurance claims against the guy/his employers for lost earnings etc? Say a self employed sparky who had to turn down work or taxi drivers who couldn't move around as freely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensaidbefore View Post
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    If he is found guilty, which seems a no brainer, could individual businesses submit insurance claims against the guy/his employers for lost earnings etc? Say a self employed sparky who had to turn down work or taxi drivers who couldn't move around as freely?
    Or 10s of thousands of standard commuters who racked up extra travel hours or had to take a days holiday.
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    But maybe not quite as much as envisaged...

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...jects-scotland

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiMar View Post
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    But maybe not quite as much as envisaged...

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...jects-scotland
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    I drove North earlier on, and was struck by the number of high sided lorries using the bridge despite the ban.
    Having been caught up in the mayhem later on, my kneejerk reaction is to kneecap the guy....but 2 things:-

    1. As with last time, how much pressure is put on the driver to ignore the ban?

    2. There doesn't seem to be any policing of the ban. It's left to the drivers themselves to make the choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    2. There doesn't seem to be any policing of the ban. It's left to the drivers themselves to make the choice.
    In which case it's like most road traffic incidents. Ignore the signage and don't screw up, you get away with it. Ignore the signage and screw up, well prepare to get your knuckles rapped.
    The bridge operator does dispatch vehicles either side on approach with flashing orange lights but I don't think they can actually stop individual vehicles.
    Perhaps the Police will have to take a proactive approach to prevent this becoming a more frequent occurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    In which case it's like most road traffic incidents. Ignore the signage and don't screw up, you get away with it. Ignore the signage and screw up, well prepare to get your knuckles rapped.
    The bridge operator does dispatch vehicles either side on approach with flashing orange lights but I don't think they can actually stop individual vehicles.
    Perhaps the Police will have to take a proactive approach to prevent this becoming a more frequent occurrence.
    Or have some sort of metal structure that's designed to prevent lorries getting under it 😁

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    took me 2 hours to get home, was bursting on a pee as well!!

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