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by roadpilots
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2996

Re: supporting "3 strikes and you're out" ?

YES - Agree with principle but also agree with ZzoL (ie the severity of the offence). Something that appears to be forgotten is that prison; as well as being a punishment (arguable with the cushiness of UK prisons), is also to protect the public by removing the offender from society. Repeated offend...
by roadpilots
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

Only 13 votes so far..... c'mon lads/lasses, your opinions on this are of interest... :slw:
Is it that you've not come across Abloads on the network maybe - surely not?
by roadpilots
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Hello all

.........are slow moving loads better travelling in "rush hour" traffic if they fit in one lane as traffic is generally crawling, or do you slide them along early doors daylight hours weekends ? On the face of it your logic is fine - not all Abloads are the same and their most critical dimensions i...
by roadpilots
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Are abnormal load escorts up to the job?
Replies: 33
Views: 12061

Re: Are abnormal load escorts up to the job?

Agree, agree, agree . The difference between Escorters is becoming polarised from where I’m sitting – those who do the job pro-actively/professionally with road safety as their watchword albeit walking a fine line between tacitly agreed best practice and the vagaries of variable/regional and litera...
by roadpilots
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

TM1 wrote:Wasn't there a minimum speed limit of 30 mph back in the dark ages?
I've not come across any legislation on minimum speeds for anything on a Motorway - any 'offences' seem to use oblique legislation such as 'causing an obstruction'
by roadpilots
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

So far most TOs polled are suggesting that 40mph should be the minimum speed for an un-escorted Abnormal Load on a motorway - interestingly, 40mph is currently the MAXIMUM speed for an AIL where it is >4.3m wide or >50T but <150T (and would generally be escorted). Loads falling just under these widt...
by roadpilots
Thu May 27, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads

From various discussions with HA TRL etc (on the topic of lighting) in the past, I understood that rear facing white (and front facing red) is a complete non-starter for DfT. Purple was discussed briefly apparently but I understood it was considered to be too near to blue.... Notwithstanding purple ...
by roadpilots
Thu May 27, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads

......As for being behind, same applies, if a driver can not work out from the sea of Amber lights ahead that they need to slow down and work out what happens next then they are beyond help!!! WELCOME to our 'amber' world LANDSHARK :slbi: Seriously though, the HA recently commissioned a study by TR...
by roadpilots
Wed May 26, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads

Apart from the bit that says WIDE LOAD on the front of the escort vehicle!!! :slsix: By when they are usually too close anyway.... especially with front escorting/closing speeds. And anyway.......perhaps the load is not 'wide' but long.... or just heavy (slow)... or a combination. And 'wide load' d...
by roadpilots
Wed May 26, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

More voters needed... PLEEEEEEEAAASEEEE :)
by roadpilots
Mon May 24, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

NooNooNoo WA - the question is "Should there be a minimum speed for an UNESCORTED Abnormal Load on a Motorway"?
Long day....?. heat got a bit much...? :slsix:
by roadpilots
Sun May 23, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

Me neither......a misread of the Poll Question maybe methinks..?
by roadpilots
Sun May 23, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: Abnormal Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 2648

Re: Abnormal Loads

Just the ONE vote in the poll (top of this thread)....???? C'mon fellas (and lassses)...... surely you guys have some opinions on this....???
by roadpilots
Sat May 22, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads

Are you at HATO Capt. Jack Sparrow?
by roadpilots
Fri May 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Briefing Room
Topic: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads
Replies: 31
Views: 4260

Re: HATO escorting Abnormal Loads

have come across a few that should have had an escort but didn't. interesting to look at the road pilots site. they claim to follow the code of practise set by police/HA etc but after watching thier video where do those codes of practic state they can have rear reds and alternating headlamps? did i...