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photoblog image Yet another lorry

Yet another lorry

The latest lorry to get stuck on our lane causing Tiffo to have to come by a different route so we could make the long journey to Wet 'n' salty Droitwich. Whoops, I forgot to obliterate the number plate.

Yet another lorry

The latest lorry to get stuck on our lane causing Tiffo to have to come by a different route so we could make the long journey to Wet 'n' salty Droitwich. Whoops, I forgot to obliterate the number plate.

comments (16)

Over here we catch them on lowe bridges... smile
gutteridge: I never understand that. I always think my vehicle is taller that it really is.
Not another!
gutteridge: ‘fraid so Frank.
Goodness! You could make a book of these!
gutteridge: That is very tempting.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2018, 06:05
You would think British drivers might have more sense, Chad
gutteridge: They follow cheap sat navs rather than expensive commercial vehicle sat navs. That is the problem Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2018, 06:12
In these days it is a delight to live in wet Droitwich. Oh, what a big lorry carrying thousands of horseshoes , horseshoes found by chance bring luck!
gutteridge: That name is misleading Philine. This lorry was trying to deliver salt to a skin processing plant close the the main road, which he turned off too early.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 23 Jul 2018, 06:57
Is there nobody awake in an office to make a sign and place that at the entrance of both roads (beginning and end) that this road is only designed for horse and buggies..... It makes great pictures, but it makes great headaches for the drivers as well...
gutteridge: There are signs which state UNSUITABLE FOR HGVs, but they prefer to believe their sat navs Astrid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Jul 2018, 06:58
You'd think there would be an HGV network that says NEVER go down that route!

These sorts of shenanigans, apart from inconveniencing the innocent motorist in search of a good breakfast (me) must cost all & sundry a damn fortune..
gutteridge: They cause great nuisance to you, me and others Tiff. They damage the lane, cause police time expense, and cost they companies about £2k for recovery.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England.
  • 23 Jul 2018, 07:19
I think the lorry drivers want to stop and have a coffee at you ‘greasy spoon’ abode.
gutteridge: Ah yes, you have eaten there.
It's quite mind-boggling, Chad, to be honest!
gutteridge: One tries to make life as simple as possible, but still it fails to work Ginnie.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Jul 2018, 07:22
Ah, the joys of the satnav with the lorry in tenth gear or whatever and the drivers brain in neutral. I trust you and your companion did make your breakfast engagement before the cut-off.
gutteridge: Tiff had to come via the top road, it we were in good time for breakers in Droiters.
Your horseshoe must be hanging upside down.
Handy to have the escape vehicle attached, horse shoes are supposed to be lucky!
You've remarked before about big trucks getting stuck in your lane, I'm still quite happy using a map and AA Route Finder.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2018, 13:39
Life is amazing. Here in our fair city, we have a particular low bridge where a truck gets stuck, maybe once in two weeks. Everything properly signposted including the height limitation sign that should stare a truck driver right in the eye. But they probably don't know their vehicle height. There is enough space to turn around, should the driver only notice his mistake at the last moment, with the bridge right in front of him. But, no! Some stop at the first indication of a scratch going on and can still reverse, but it takes time. Some others prefer to truly wedge the truck into the space, so that the truck won't even reverse. Maybe they just rushed into the space. These types will sit there, hours on end. Our authorities will send a bill for repairs on public property, plus a traffic fine - but not big enough.

I have a little bee in my bonnet about trucking companies, who ignore the rules in their chase of profit. Stuck your truck, loose a load, jack knife on a downhill (going too fast), brakes that fail, etc. They cause endless damage, cost lives and hours' worth of hold-ups. Fine them £500,000 per incident and watch how they start paying attention.
You would think by now, Chad, word would have gotten out for oversized lorries to avoid this lane at all costs.
not much road for that lorry Chad... the driver needs a lucky horse shoe to get through there....petersmile

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