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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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    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!!
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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by matty_f View Post
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    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.
    No excuses - he should be jailed, given the disruption he's caused and the obvious danger & inconvenience he has inflicted on other road users. He could quite easily have been up on a manslaughter charge from his own stupidity and/or arrogance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    No excuses - he should be jailed, given the disruption he's caused and the obvious danger & inconvenience he has inflicted on other road users. He could quite easily have been up on a manslaughter charge from his own stupidity and/or arrogance.
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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.
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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 matty_f View Post
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    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.
    I'm pretty sure the government, on behalf of the taxpayer, will be making a claim against his company's insurance.

    I'm wondering if people who would have otherwise used the bridge could make a claim. As I said earlier I lost something like 3 hours but my fancy new Sat Nav update whisked me past an incredible amount of stationary traffic I could see on other roads and the motorway. It could easily have been much, much longer, both ways.

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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 Scouse Hibee View Post
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    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!!!!!
    I suspect he'll be known as Bridgey McBridgeface
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    I'm pretty sure the government, on behalf of the taxpayer, will be making a claim against his company's insurance.

    I'm wondering if people who would have otherwise used the bridge could make a claim. As I said earlier I lost something like 3 hours but my fancy new Sat Nav update whisked me past an incredible amount of stationary traffic I could see on other roads and the motorway. It could easily have been much, much longer, both ways.
    I'd be surprised is the insurance was valid, given that he ignore the warning signs (they'll use any reason not to pay up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonty View Post
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    I'd be surprised is the insurance was valid, given that he ignore the warning signs (they'll use any reason not to pay up).
    Insurance companies pay out all the time when the policy holder is at fault that's what it's for!
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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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    Insurance companies pay out all the time when the policy holder is at fault that's what it's for!
    Sure, but there will be exceptions in the small print (ie life insurance may not pay out on suicide) and limitiations.
    And if they haven't, more fool them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonty View Post
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    Sure, but there will be exceptions in the small print (ie life insurance may not pay out on suicide) and limitiations.
    And if they haven't, more fool them.
    Yes but unlikely in a motor insurance policy.
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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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    In a news report earlier today, I was surprised to hear that the company involved had only one concern ......... the health and safety of their driver. Still, I suppose that they will be technically sub-judice, now that their employee has been arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    In a news report earlier today, I was surprised to hear that the company involved had only one concern ......... the health and safety of their driver. Still, I suppose that they will be technically sub-judice, now that their employee has been arrested.
    Why is that surprising? Exactly what I would expect any employer to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Why is that surprising? Exactly what I would expect any employer to say.
    I suppose you're correct but you wonder if the fool was acting as an individual or under the instructions of his employers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    I suppose you're correct but you wonder if the fool was acting as an individual or under the instructions of his employers.
    Yes, I've started to wonder about that too.
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