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  • Anti-car schadenfreude
  • Premier Icon trail_rat
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    That’s beautifully poetic.

    Some of those people should have licenses revoked. It’s plenty wide for a family car. He’ll it’s straight the van should have been ok . Some of those cars are small…. A Micra should not have been phased by it…..

    Makes you understand why some close passes happen. People do not know the width of their car.

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    My car would get through with 2″ clearance on either side.
    Too narrow if you only want to stop HGVs.
    I’m not surprised people hit it.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    It does seem a little excessive.

    Premier Icon butcher
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    My car would get through with 2″ clearance on either side.

    You’d think if there was any doubt though, people would slow down..?

    I seen it yesterday and was fascinated by it. I think I watched the whole thing at least 3 times.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    so thats 11 drivers who cannot drive properly

    Jeepers – how do they manage in places with narrow streets

    7ft is plenty of width for a car of normal size to go thru

    Lovely daily wail link, lovely crying about being found out as incompetent drivers, lovely click bait post

    Premier Icon northshoreniall
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    What are these lines of site they are talking about?

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    There is a bridge near me that is very narrow so they put high kerb/bollard arrangement before and after it to ‘filter out’ wide-vehicles. Said arrangement gets hit all the time 😀 It will need rebuilding again soon.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    These have been around for as long as I can remember. There was a couple near me when I lived in London. Always a pile of wing mirrors there. Some of that driving is pretty shocking. Better a bollard than a cyclist or pedestrian

    Premier Icon northernmatt
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    I thought STW had an anti-Daily Wail link warning page?

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    My car would get through with 2″ clearance on either side.

    The yeti ?

    The listed dimensions for a yeti don’t add up to 2 inches either side left over.

    I’d think twice about taking the iveco down it – it truely does have less tha. 2 inches either side …but then I’d man the **** up and put the passenger’s side wheel at the kerb (since I have the dimensions of my vehicle on the sun visor so know it fits) then go slow.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    Is there a less gammon website to view the video?

    Premier Icon sharkbait
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    7ft is plenty of width for a car of normal size to go thru

    Maybe (maybe not at night when the posts are painted black 🤦🏻‍♂️) – but they could have gone wider and still stopped HGVs.

    Premier Icon finephilly
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    The issue seems to be the fact that there is no kerb beforehand to give advance warning of poor positioning. Some negotiation with their neighbour and partial re-instatement of the raised kerb would help with that.

    Premier Icon FB-ATB
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    re-instatement of the raised kerb

    So they were driving on the pavement because of the dropper?

    Bout time they got a reminder their driving is crap.

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    If you need a kerb to stay on the road I’d get an eye test 😀

    Premier Icon tomtomthepipersson
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    Have driven through that a few times. It feels bloody narrow – even in my Ford Focus with 6 inches of clearance each side.

    But I’m not a driving god like some folk here.

    Premier Icon bassmandan
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    I generally consider myself a pretty capable driver and very aware of the width of my car (mazda 6). Those bollards are terrifyingly narrow. When I’ve had to go through them I crawl through but you lose sight of them as you go through so a little left or right and goodbye to your door panels.

    And if someone wants to use it as a rat run in an HGV there’s a sodding great bus lane gap that you can go through that as far as I’m aware has no cameras on it.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    There’s this one just outside Llangynidr to protect the bridge, gets loads of hits all the time with them peaking during tourist season. Doesn’t help that a lot of elderly people live there, some even do the 8 mile diversion rather than use the bridge!

    Llangynidr Bridge

    Regularly see motorhomes and caravans getting stuck there.

    EDIT: Google doesn’t seem to like links to streetview currently so just put the postcode NP8 1NQ inot maps and it’s the bridge over the river.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    None of those crashes look like issues with the narrowness, they look like people who’ve just not seen it?

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    Just checked and the one near me is just 2.0 m / 6′ 6″

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    Regularly see motorhomes and caravans getting stuck there.

    It’s wrong but I’d probably laugh 😀

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    There’s one near me that’s a tight 270 degree uphill corner and they put a huge metal bollard like the things they use to tie ships to in the dock up.

    It regularly gets destroyed despite signage saying nothing over 6m should even be trying it.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’d man the **** up and put the passenger’s side wheel at the kerb

    There isn’t a kerb, that’s the point. It’s a dropped kerb followed by a nice ramp straight up into a steel post.

    Normally I’d be with TJ on this, learn to drive. But that’s a terrible design and I’m not surprised so many people are being caught out.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    In related news, I’ll just leave this here:

    http://11foot8.com/

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I drove through there yesterday!

    It is tight, I’ll grant you.

    Premier Icon finephilly
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    I think what’s happening is the driver sees a narrow gap, panics, or is over-compensating to the nearside and the first indication is twatting the bollard. Made worse by the fact that you can’t see how close you are to the kerb (the passenger door is in the way).
    Granted, a lower speed would probably help but on a ‘first attempt’ a nice indicator from the kerb would help guide you through.
    Surely the purpose is to prevent HGV usage, not damage other vehicles.

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    @trail_rat

    Got a google maps for that? 😀

    Premier Icon bigyan
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    Doesn’t look like much room

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    Peterculter
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/mHqKJekm5CaiSn1S8

    Where the b979 meets the a93.

    If your coming from the a93 east bound and trying to get up the b979 ….it takes a good chunk of the 4 lanes to get a normal car round it without shunting.

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    Big yan.

    Is that a fiesta a focus or a Mondeo …..or an Aston Martin.

    Hard to tell these days.

    Premier Icon retro83
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    That’s an S-Max

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    Point confirmed. 🙂

    6ft 3.5″ wide. Not much smaller than most vans.

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    @trail_rat

    Yeah, I used to cycle around there in the mid 00s when I lived in Aberdeen. LMAO at the steel mine thing they have cemented in.

    Premier Icon allyharp
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    This one I pass regularly has no kerb on the nearside either (when heading East). I usually focus on lining up my side as close to the right as I can to get through.
    139 Arthur Rd
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/em4oeweQ7jLmZxMZ9

    I haven’t seen it hit before, but it’s poorly signposted so I have seen a lot of hgvs clog up the road as they reverse all the way back out again once they spot it.

    This one is worse as it narrows, stays narrow for a few metres, and curves:

    Lower Morden Ln
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/fvYR7pzoHBsgiC7u8

    The bollards are soft and slightly set back at least

    Premier Icon kenneththecurtain
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    The sound of tyres deflating in the OP’s vid was quite satisfying, it has to be said.

    Reminiscent of the time an impatient driver tried to force her way past me at a traffic island and detonated her tyre on it. Oh how I laughed sympathised.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    One of our local “qualifiers” for the weak bridge beyond. I’ve never struggled in the S-Max which is listed as just over 7ft. Not counting mirrors it’s allegedly 6’3″ but it feels like I have adequate wiggle room. These idiots just aren’t paying attention.

    Premier Icon sl2000
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    Is there a less gammon website to view the video?

    I’m a bit slow with this but I’m assuming it’s https://twitter.com/WorldBollard/status/1447848931031928833?t=MQY2h3KgwLXrovZ6qeXGIA&s=19

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Pffft a normal transit fits through a 6ft6 gap (the details say 6ft10 so I’m assuming that includes mirrors). So I’ve got zero sympathy for people that clearly shouldn’t have a licence if they can’t get a normal car though a 7ft gap.

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    If that many cars are hitting it, it’s clearly a poor design. The first post on the left should be a lot more visible.

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