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Drivers in a right jam

ANYONE stuck in the traffic jams on Monday night must have been cursing every bus and lorry driver who doesn't know the height of their vehicle.

ANYONE stuck in the traffic jams on Monday night must have been cursing every bus and lorry driver who doesn't know the height of their vehicle.

It was solid on Lode Lane as the home time rush hour started and for anyone who's trip home is down Blossomfield it was the beginning of a long and frustrating jam.

I was always under the impression that lorry drivers were told where all low bridges were, thus not leaving it to chance that they might be heading into a town centre and be faced with trying to do a limbo dance with a juggernaut.

This particular driver was from Scotland and obviously had forgotten the height of his wagon. As a result one of the key arteries into and out of Solihull was shut for nearly two hours.

Couple this with bus drivers taking wrong turns or, being from overseas, not knowing the route and ending up bashing their double deckers into rail bridges and the result is a recipe for disaster.

In fact, it's a small miracle no one has been killed yet.

 

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