It is October – expect more bridge strikes! ‘There are an average of five bridge strikes a day in Britain. This figure almost doubles in October – an annual peak’ – source NetworkRail.
2018 – Network Rail launched a campaign, Lorries Can’t Limbo, to help reduce the number of incidents across the country. The campaign directly targets those who drive high-sided vehicles, and encourages them to measure vehicles and plan routes before heading out.
Sir Peter Hendy, chair of Network Rail, said:
“Every incident creates potential delay for tens of thousands of passengers and potential costs for taxpayers, and this is happening multiple times a day.
It’s only a matter of time before road or rail users are killed as a result. We need professional HGV drivers and their operator employers to get behind and support this campaign to eradicate bridge bashing.”
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