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Truck Watch

mooniomoonio Posts: 802
edited March 2010 in Commuting chat
I decided to sit behind a skip lorry indicating left at a junction to see when the driver would check the left mirror.

He didn't!! :x


From
http://ibikelondon.blogspot.com/2010/03 ... y-and.html

'Skip lorries and tipper trucks are paid by the load; the faster they drive the more they get paid; their very corporate culture encourages the drivers of the most dangerous and largest vehicles to take unnecessary risks. Manufacturers of a new type of cement mixer lobbied to have their vehicles classified as ‘mobile plant’ so that they are exempt from all of the EU safety regulations that apply to HGVs, are frequently overloaded due to their extra-weight axle design, and can be driven by poorly trained, poorly paid drivers without any driving hour regulations, and don’t have to have an HGV-specific MOT: for all these reasons these vehicles are increasingly being used by the construction industry in London because they are seen as ‘value for money’.'
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