beware of lorrys

drivinggod09

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Beware of lorrys as it seems that firms are employing european drivers to drive thier rigs as opposed to I'm drivers to save money although not all drivers are bad I notice a lot running bent one such instance was yesterday I pulled into the services for my second break when I noticed the Irish registered truck next to me had several loose wheel nuts on the driving wheels upon alearting the driver a European the only word he could speak in English was yes and didn't seem to give a damn give these such vehicles extra space no need to point out what a wheel coming loose at 60mph can do
 

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I remember seeing an epsiode of fifth gear recently, where they demonstrated how left hand drive trucks on British motorways can end up pulling into cars in the middle lane due to the blind spot.
 

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Many Councils use Polish drivers as they could not get any drivers from the UK
 

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Yeah - those wheel nuts become missiles once they exit the truck!!!
 

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I remember seeing an epsiode of fifth gear recently, where they demonstrated how left hand drive trucks on British motorways can end up pulling into cars in the middle lane due to the blind spot.

Seen that happen a few times when I worked at TRL.
 

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I once had a pair of wheels come bouncing acroSs from the other carriageway on the A66, MISSED ME BY INCHES.
 

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Many Councils use Polish drivers as they could not get any drivers from the UK

As do a lot of the bus companies. Unable to get UK drivers as wages are so poor £7 per hr with up to 3 hours unpaid breaks in a twelve hour day, in various parts of the country.
 

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As do a lot of the bus companies. Unable to get UK drivers as wages are so poor £7 per hr with up to 3 hours unpaid breaks in a twelve hour day, in various parts of the country.

Polish bus drivers in Glasgow are getting lessons in Glaswegian as they cannot understand the locals. Requests like "wan & a hauf in tae toon" are met with a blank stare when everyone knows it means "one adult and one child, going to the city centre". :lol:

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Polish bus drivers in Glasgow are getting lessons in Glaswegian as they cannot understand the locals. Requests like "wan & a hauf in tae toon" are met with a blank stare when everyone knows it means "one adult and one child, going to the city centre". :lol:

Russ

Doubt if i could understand either. With the high turnover of drivers might start to become expensive, mind you the bus companies are probably making the drivers pay themselves.
 

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I remember seeing an epsiode of fifth gear recently, where they demonstrated how left hand drive trucks on British motorways can end up pulling into cars in the middle lane due to the blind spot.

Actually - this is quite easy to avoid happening to you.

Regular good observation should spot a lorry as being "foreign" easily enough, and then you just need to ensure that you spend as short a time as possible in the "blind spot" - which is basically anywhere next to the tractor unit of the rig.

So - when doing overtakes on dual carriageway/3 lane roads - hang back from the car in the overtaking lane (ie stay visible in the rig's mirrors) until you can get well in front of the rig in one easy movement.

simples. ;)
 


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