Why is it always skip lorries that kill people?
I work on a site where there are loads of lorry accidents. there was a biggy today as one lorry pulled over, another drove right into it, no skid marks, doing well over 40mph. End result, air ambulance, fire brigade and cutting equipment. Not good then.
last month a lorry drove into a ditch off a straight tarmac road with a 15mph speed limit on it, WTF? and a few days before that one fell over after tipping.
They drive as fast as they can whenever they can because most of them (tipper lorry drivers I’m on about) are thick as pig sh1t ignorant feckers. Female tipper lorry drivers are fine, if a bit on the ugly side though and some companies are steadily working this out.
Sorry for my bluntness but its all true.Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
thick as pig sh1t ignorant feckers
They’re not that stupid, them skip drivers. They always seem to know when I’m late for work and somehow find a completely impractical place along my route to drop off a skip. Invariably it requires them to make about 20 attempts at reserving, and lots of getting in and out of the cab to check exactly where the skip going to be dropped. Of course all traffic in both directions always has to come to a complete halt.
Naturally they never do it when I’m in no rush and have plenty of time to get to work – clever ****.Posted 8 years agoprojectMember
it looks as if the small bus (optare) has come out of the side road, causing the skip lorry to swerve, into the oncomeing double decker, youll also note two seriously injured, this would correspond to the missing front window of the double decker, as seat belts are not fitted to stage carrige vehicles, ones that stop at bus stops as opposed to coaches, so there is nothing to stop pasengers being ejected from the front windows.Posted 8 years ago
Deepest sympathy to the dead drivers family, and the injured people.brakesMember
apologies if the blame lies elsewhere for one of the articles I pointed out – I was just a bit incensed when I read it
a company I used to work for set up an incentive scheme which rewarded the drivers of skip lorries who didn’t damage their vehicles after a spate of them being driven into ditches and the sides of buildings – all seemed a bit arse-about-tit to me
I see maybe one skip driver a week racing around like a lunatic during rush hour – I guess it’s the skip hire companies who should be held accountable for their dangerous incentive schemes and not the labotomised idiot drivers who don’t know any betterPosted 8 years ago
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