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Trucker's SatNav Blamed for 10 Hour Road Closure


Article by: robert
Date: 26 Jul 2010

pocketgpsworld.comYet another stranded lorry has been blamed on its driver placing too much faith in his satnav according to This is Somerset.

It appears that artic lorry driver Mike Shillabar, trusted the guidance his satnav gave him over a "No Large Vehicle" sign while approaching narrow Thrupe Lane in Croscombe, Somerset.

After attempting to back the 55 foot truck up, the hapless driver only managed to burn out his clutch.

Three hours later a tow truck arrived to rescue him, but it was ten hours before the three mile lane was cleared for traffic.
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Posted by Wazza_G on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:06 pm Reply with quote

Another one of the intellectually sub-prime! I hope the police threw the book at him & his company parted company with him, not only for their sake, but his & everyone else's safety.

I mean if there's a sign stating "no large vehicles" what part of that does he not understand? Good grief! Rolling Eyes


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by M8TJT on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
f there's a sign stating "no large vehicles" what part of that does he not understand? Good grief! Rolling Eyes
The 'No' part Shocked


 
Posted by bulldog43 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:21 pm Reply with quote

i also drive for a living and its people like him that give the rest of us a bad name the police should have done him for driving without due care and attention the blokes a joke and should be taken of the road


 
Posted by jowett69 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:11 pm Reply with quote

are your muppets for real, have a go driving for a living instead of slagging people off. then you will realise how shit it is to drive in this rip off country.


 
Posted by richard345 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:16 pm Reply with quote

Many people here drive for a living. What part of a 'Low Bridge' sign would you ignore because your SatNav said continue?

What has 'rip off' to do with the fact that the particular driver was an idiot?


Ric - TomTom 520 DEAD - Passed to the great traffic jam in the sky. Now using Maps & Waze on Samsung Galaxy S4 + CamerAlert of course!

 
Posted by aj2052 on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:07 pm Reply with quote

The same lorry drivers that pull out into your lane when you are overtaking them, and there is a lot of them it must be part of their training.


Moto G 2nd gen, Sygic 16.2.12, Navigon 5.7.1

 
Posted by jowett69 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:13 am Reply with quote

aj2052 Wrote:
The same lorry drivers that pull out into your lane when you are overtaking them, and there is a lot of them it must be part of their training.


Your lane!! All new lorrys are set at 52mph


 
Posted by jowett69 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:18 am Reply with quote

richard345 Wrote:
Many people here drive for a living. What part of a 'Low Bridge' sign would you ignore because your SatNav said continue?

What has 'rip off' to do with the fact that the particular driver was an idiot?


Yes the driver is a idiot for a low bridge, but if hes delivering on that street how far is the shop ! before the bridge or after !! and everyone know big things dont go in small holes


 
Posted by JoolsTwo on Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:34 am Reply with quote

Do they make special sat-navs for lorries that take account of narrow and low restrictions or must the driver rely on decent POIs and a bit of common sense?


TomTom ONE Series 30 (v8) & TMC traffic
App 8.010, UK & ROI Map v860.3126, TT Home 2.7.6.2056

 
Posted by aj2052 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:53 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
Your lane!! All new lorrys are set at 52mph

So that stops them pulling out blindly without looking in thier mirrors then, i never knew that???


Moto G 2nd gen, Sygic 16.2.12, Navigon 5.7.1

 
Posted by richard345 on Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:05 pm Reply with quote

Suggestion to the Mods at this point - lock the thread, it ain't going anywhere. Except down a narrow lane, maybe? Very Happy


Ric - TomTom 520 DEAD - Passed to the great traffic jam in the sky. Now using Maps & Waze on Samsung Galaxy S4 + CamerAlert of course!

 
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