IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

6 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> A Sign of the Times
Penelope
post Oct 22 2012, 08:49 AM
Post #1


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 865
Joined: 8-December 11
From: Not Here anymore!
Member No.: 8,392



http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/2012/unoffic...s-sat-nav-users

I had to laugh
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
NWNREADER
post Oct 22 2012, 09:00 AM
Post #2


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 3,414
Joined: 20-November 10
Member No.: 1,265



The naughty sign will be taken down now, sadly, despite the fact it delivers the right message......
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Biker1
post Oct 22 2012, 09:00 AM
Post #3


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,037
Joined: 26-May 09
Member No.: 103



QUOTE (Penelope @ Oct 22 2012, 09:49 AM) *

Is it just satnav users who risk the ford then?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
spartacus
post Oct 22 2012, 11:39 AM
Post #4


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,811
Joined: 24-July 09
Member No.: 221



Several cars went through the 'ROAD CLOSED' signs last week and two vehicles actually got stuck in the ford??!!! huh.gif
Has anyone seen the width of this ford..? It's about 80ft across at the moment and it's fairly fast moving water in the middle. The depth gauges show over 2ft 6in.... WHO is daft enough to give that a try?

Beggers belief... It would be ironic if there was another tragedy at the site so close to the inquest following the fatal.... Especially now (as was the case then as well) the signs so clearly state that it shouldn't be used...


That said, I'm sure that local farmers in tractors will have no problem with the ford and want it kept open. Alternative for them is to use the main road across the Headley bridge and add to the congestion there...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GMR
post Oct 22 2012, 04:14 PM
Post #5


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 6,085
Joined: 13-May 09
From: Newbury, Berkshire.
Member No.: 33



That did make me laugh.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Exhausted
post Oct 22 2012, 06:57 PM
Post #6


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,722
Joined: 4-September 09
Member No.: 320



It's on the Basingstoke side and they are not as stuffy as WBC I believe so it might survive a little while.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Blake
post Oct 24 2012, 01:56 PM
Post #7


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 507
Joined: 19-May 09
Member No.: 75



Perhaps they should put a ramp either side; who remembers what the General Lee could do on the Dukes of Hazzard?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Spider
post Oct 24 2012, 05:11 PM
Post #8


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 180
Joined: 4-September 12
Member No.: 8,832



I am a lorry driver and you'd be surprised how stupid some people can be when using Satnavs. One story I head was when another lorry driver ended up on the otherside of the country because he followed his satnav religiously.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Strafin
post Oct 24 2012, 05:35 PM
Post #9


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 3,927
Joined: 14-May 09
From: Newbury
Member No.: 55



Yeah we all hear a lot of stories, I think a lot of them are exaggerated though.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
On the edge
post Oct 24 2012, 07:54 PM
Post #10


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 7,847
Joined: 23-May 09
From: Newbury
Member No.: 98



I now know there were signs by Parkway bridge officer - by my SatNav said it was OK to go Officer!


--------------------
Know your place!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Biker1
post Oct 25 2012, 09:24 AM
Post #11


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,037
Joined: 26-May 09
Member No.: 103



Concrete bollards won't stop me going through on my motorcycle, but common sense will, despite anything a satnav might say.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
NWNREADER
post Oct 25 2012, 10:55 AM
Post #12


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 3,414
Joined: 20-November 10
Member No.: 1,265



Will be a bit inconvenient driving into the ford from the WBC side......
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Timbo
post Oct 25 2012, 11:40 AM
Post #13


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 639
Joined: 3-May 12
Member No.: 8,715



QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 25 2012, 10:24 AM) *
Concrete bollards won't stop me going through on my motorcycle, but common sense will, despite anything a satnav might say.

Sorry have you seen the bollards?
If you want to smash into them then be my guest!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Biker1
post Oct 25 2012, 11:44 AM
Post #14


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,037
Joined: 26-May 09
Member No.: 103



QUOTE (Timbo @ Oct 25 2012, 12:40 PM) *
Sorry have you seen the bollards?
If you want to smash into them then be my guest!!

No I haven't. They've installed them already then?
I just assumed, being bollards, that a motorcycle would pass between them.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Timbo
post Oct 25 2012, 11:56 AM
Post #15


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 639
Joined: 3-May 12
Member No.: 8,715



Concrete bollards m'lad.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Biker1
post Oct 25 2012, 11:58 AM
Post #16


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,037
Joined: 26-May 09
Member No.: 103



QUOTE (Timbo @ Oct 25 2012, 12:56 PM) *
Concrete bollards m'lad.

Right, I see your point!
Those aren't bollards - more like tank traps!
Wait 'till someone drives into them following their pratnav! laugh.gif
Are they on both sides though?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Timbo
post Oct 25 2012, 11:59 AM
Post #17


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 639
Joined: 3-May 12
Member No.: 8,715



Used to stop tanks in Vietnaam.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Biker1
post Oct 25 2012, 12:04 PM
Post #18


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,037
Joined: 26-May 09
Member No.: 103



QUOTE (Timbo @ Oct 25 2012, 12:59 PM) *

Strange Boy.
What have you been smoking this morning? tongue.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Timbo
post Oct 25 2012, 01:28 PM
Post #19


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 639
Joined: 3-May 12
Member No.: 8,715



You didn't have to cut me off....
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HeatherW
post Oct 25 2012, 05:00 PM
Post #20


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 420
Joined: 4-July 10
Member No.: 988



I know quite a few people who have followed the satnav and got themselves into a pickle. You need a combination of map and satnav. We reap what we sow as they say.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

6 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
3 User(s) are reading this topic (3 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th February 2020 - 07:09 AM