I am sick to the gills of the smeg-tard, solo-travelling, car driving commuter set labelling Melbourne's road system as inadequate when incidents like the following occur, the sensationalist tabloid knee-jerk reactions or opinions put forward as 'solutions' and the opportunism of dumb politicians pandering to the gullible electorate.
This is the topical incident: [color=#0000ff][size=3][font=Calibri]http://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/latest/a/-/newshome/17203468/truck-crash-on-melbourns-bolte-bridge/[/font][/size][/color]
Many have put placed their opinions on social or other media since then. The majority of them are misguided in MY opinion:
Banning trucks from the right lane is impossible for that section of road as it forms an exit ramp shortly thereafter;
If a car driver could not be bothered with head checks, he should not be licensed;
Just because a freeway/tollway exists, doesn’t mean you have to use it;
Any road is a truck driver’s workplace – any road is not a commuter’s workplace. Get out of his way;
Even if every 4th driver gave someone a lift to his similarly pristine office job in the city, traffic would flow as easily as it does on a Construction Sector RDO Monday – a real difference;
The proposed East/West link would not be used by any city bound driver in preference to the Bolte Bridge period and would not have provided any significant difference to this particular incident.
Of course, any adequate PT solution would minimise impact for those commuters in any case.