Truck gets stuck under CBD rail bridge blocking afternoon traffic

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 04 Oct 2019 13:49
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

This afternoon it's Richmond's turn. Some goose has crashed into the Swan Street Bridge bringing down tram lines and generally creating a monumental foul up.
Take the truck licences off these goons for life - if they're that stupid they shouldn't be out there.
Hold on, where did that come from? My 1885 MelWays clearly shows that there is a level crossing at this location! How am I expected to know about a bridge that doesn't exist!
BrentonGolding
Well, there you are. You should be using your 1865 Bradshaws, much more accurate.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Here we go again

  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Here we go again

bevans
Hooray the Montague Street bridge strikes again! Good to hear it's still eating unwary and illiterate truck drivers...
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Is anyone keeping a scorecard of the various Melbourne bridges?
  Jack Le Lievre Assistant Commissioner

Location: Moolap Station, Vic
Is anyone keeping a scorecard of the various Melbourne bridges?
Valvegear
There is one for the Montague St Bridge, which has been around for a while. I notice that they have made their site more appealing (they glammed it up) since the last time I viewed around this time last year.

https://howmanydayssincemontaguestreetbridgehasbeenhit.com/
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Victoria Street this time.

  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Victoria Street this time.

bevans
They won't be getting their deposit back!
  tom9876543 Train Controller

It is extremely disappointing, that we have a significant number of morons being handed the keys to a large expensive vehicle.

These knuckle draggers should lose CAR license as well as any heavy vehicle license for MINIMUM 2 years + MINIMUM $5000 fine.
  GoldenGirl Locomotive Fireman

It is extremely disappointing, that we have a significant number of morons being handed the keys to a large expensive vehicle.

These knuckle draggers should lose CAR license as well as any heavy vehicle license for MINIMUM 2 years + MINIMUM $5000 fine.
tom9876543
Hell, why fiddle about with paltry fines, - just shoot them dead.....
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Haven't looked but I REALLY hope the rental insurance doesn't cover bridge strikes.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Free at last, free at last
Haven't looked but I REALLY hope the rental insurance doesn't cover bridge strikes.
Madjikthise
Not really. Its the rental companies that should be wearing the pain.

They rent out these trucks to amatures that are really only experienced in cars and then take no active measures to protect their assets.
Rental insurance is a rort, and the companies make a fortune each time one of their customers stuffs up.

Force the truck owner to take active protection.
Most cars these days have collision warning and auto stopping, its not hard. These car/trucks should be no different.

cheers
John
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Haven't looked but I REALLY hope the rental insurance doesn't cover bridge strikes.
Not really. Its the rental companies that should be wearing the pain.

They rent out these trucks to amatures that are really only experienced in cars and then take no active measures to protect their assets.
Rental insurance is a rort, and the companies make a fortune each time one of their customers stuffs up.

Force the truck owner to take active protection.
Most cars these days have collision warning and auto stopping, its not hard. These car/trucks should be no different.

cheers
John
justarider
In this day and age it is so easy to protect these vehicles and the bridges from the idiots who should not be allowed to breed.

Each bridge has a short range transmitter, 150m is enough. At 150m the vehicle has an internal alarm warning the driver. At 50m the engine is disabled and brakes applied.

Likewise for trucks trying to enter the likes of Galston Gorge.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Haven't looked but I REALLY hope the rental insurance doesn't cover bridge strikes.
Not really. Its the rental companies that should be wearing the pain.

They rent out these trucks to amatures that are really only experienced in cars and then take no active measures to protect their assets.
Rental insurance is a rort, and the companies make a fortune each time one of their customers stuffs up.

Force the truck owner to take active protection.
Most cars these days have collision warning and auto stopping, its not hard. These car/trucks should be no different.

cheers
John
justarider
No, that'll just raise prices (again). Why should I pay more if someone else stuffs up? ALL insurance is a rort.
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

Haven't looked but I REALLY hope the rental insurance doesn't cover bridge strikes.
Not really. Its the rental companies that should be wearing the pain.

They rent out these trucks to amatures that are really only experienced in cars and then take no active measures to protect their assets.
Rental insurance is a rort, and the companies make a fortune each time one of their customers stuffs up.

Force the truck owner to take active protection.
Most cars these days have collision warning and auto stopping, its not hard. These car/trucks should be no different.

cheers
John
In this day and age it is so easy to protect these vehicles and the bridges from the idiots who should not be allowed to breed.

Each bridge has a short range transmitter, 150m is enough. At 150m the vehicle has an internal alarm warning the driver. At 50m the engine is disabled and brakes applied.

Likewise for trucks trying to enter the likes of Galston Gorge.
RTT_Rules
It'll work until some idiot copies the signal and uses it on the freeway "just for fun".

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