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  1. Published on: 05/12/2012 07:22 PMReported by: roving-eye
    At approximately 11.30am this morning Wednesday 5th December 2012 the driver of a Eddie Stobart wagon attempted to negotiate the mini roundabout at the junction of Kew Road and Guildford Road.The wagon became stuck and large queue of traffic built up. The driver eventually managed to reverse and head off down Kew Road.




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  3. Stella-man says:05/12/2012 07:31 PM
    Naughty naughty and not just the Stobart man/ woman! Think you will find that using a mobile whilst behind the wheel is illegal!

  4. deeb8 says:05/12/2012 07:46 PM
    THAT U turn was doomed from the start ! Even tho' those large vehicles are far more manoeuvrable than most folk would think (from experience) - THAT was ambitious !

  5. Barrie says:05/12/2012 07:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stella-man View Post
    Naughty naughty and not just the Stobart man/ woman! Think you will find that using a mobile whilst behind the wheel is illegal!
    All Stobart trucks have mobiles with hands free facilities I understand !

  6. silver fox says:05/12/2012 08:11 PM
    Just think, these are roads that certain individuals wish to make even narrower by sticking cycle tracks all over the place.

    Having said that, I don't think that truck was going to make that turn without rear wheel steering and a bendy trailer.

  7. Smalvile says:05/12/2012 08:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
    All Stobart trucks have mobiles with hands free facilities I understand !
    you fool! think you will find its in reference to the using a "mobile device" aka camera whilst behind the wheel of a car!

  8. Weeman says:05/12/2012 08:39 PM
    I don't think that truck was going to make that turn without rear wheel steering and a bendy trailer.
    You'll find that particular trailer does have rear steering. Saw it on the Eddie stobart tv program.

  9. Stella-man says:05/12/2012 09:34 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Smalvile View Post
    you fool! think you will find its in reference to the using a "mobile device" aka camera whilst behind the wheel of a car!
    Exactly, especially the fact that it was not just a camera but a camera phone.

  10. Anthillmob says:05/12/2012 09:38 PM
    Bet that truck driver missed his/her drop off!

  11. Twobanksoffour says:05/12/2012 10:04 PM
    That would be an impossible maneouvre even with a normal 13.6m trailer, but isn't that one of their new 14.55m extra-long trailers, on trial for new regulations? That makes the driver a muppet. Not all ES drivers are Ashleys.

  12. Taxi Driver says:05/12/2012 10:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stella-man View Post
    Exactly, especially the fact that it was not just a camera but a camera phone.
    How do you know that it's a camera phone?

    I admit I do hate drivers who drive whilst using their phone at the same time I can't see the photographer causing much damage or injury to anyone whilst stationary.

  13. Sproggy the Cat says:06/12/2012 08:06 AM
    Would help if car drivers gave the large lorry drivers room to manoeuvre, as soon as they stop, or slow down, a car stops 6 foot behind so any reversing required is nigh impossible.
    Eddie Stobart drivers are some of the best in the country and reversing into factory loading bays and the like, are, that most would never attempt.

  14. Stella-man says:06/12/2012 08:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Taxi Driver View Post
    How do you know that it's a camera phone?

    I admit I do hate drivers who drive whilst using their phone at the same time I can't see the photographer causing much damage or injury to anyone whilst stationary.
    Pretty much all images are "stamped" by the device which took the photo, in this case a Blackberry 9790. I understand that you are unlikely to cause any damage whilst stationary, but how many people have been prosecuted for using a mobile whilst sitting in traffic... lots.

  15. The PNP says:06/12/2012 09:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by silver fox View Post
    Just think, these are roads that certain individuals wish to make even narrower by sticking cycle tracks all over the place
    Not so....We've always called for safe and separate cycle-paths on busy roads where practical. This is the preferred solution for Guildford Rd with its wide pavement areas.

    N.B. Preston New Rd is another example of this, where we called for cycle-paths to be created by taking 2ft width from pavement and 2ft of grass verge = 4ft cycle-path. Unfortunately, the general penny-pinching attitude that prevails when dealing with bikes results in on-road lanes as a cheap (and less safe) substitute.... :-((

  16. Barrie says:06/12/2012 09:25 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Smalvile View Post
    you fool! think you will find its in reference to the using a "mobile device" aka camera whilst behind the wheel of a car!
    I take your point.....I was referring to the Stobart driver not the person in the car......I dont think that makes me a 'fool' !!!!!


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