Five injured after truck ploughs into Melbourne pavement

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 07 May 2021 07:29
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
As mentioned, that intersection is the gazetted bypass route for any truck that can not go through the tunnels. That is to say, it is the route that is signposted and marked down in every map. Any driver not 100% familiar with Melbourne's roads (more and more drivers these days, thanks to an over-reliance on GPS navigation devices) will go this way if they can not run through the tunnels. Despite the ignorant protests of many on this forum, this route is designed for these trucks.


I'm not certain designed is the right word. The route was "designed" long before B-doubles were around, or at least passing through the city. Maybe designated as the route for these trucks might be more correct?
I respectfully disagree. B-Doubles have been using that route since before the turn of the millennium and the roads have been re-modelled to a more suitable design since then.

A good indicator of this is the sweeping curve of the kerbside on this particular corner. If it were of a sharper curve as with just about all other corners in the area, B-doubles would not be capable of executing that turn safely. This tells me work has been done to make sure these trucks can use this route.

This is what I mean when I say this route has been designed for these trucks.
Is this the sweeping curve where the truck "ploughed into Melbourne pavement" ??
duttonbay
I suspect that this is the corner where the B double 'mounted the kerb/footpath' .

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
There is no place for large b double trucks on inner city streets period.
  8502 Train Controller

There is no place for large b double trucks on inner city streets period.
freightgate

You would not see a B-Double inner city in Sydney or Brisbane.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
As mentioned, that intersection is the gazetted bypass route for any truck that can not go through the tunnels. That is to say, it is the route that is signposted and marked down in every map. Any driver not 100% familiar with Melbourne's roads (more and more drivers these days, thanks to an over-reliance on GPS navigation devices) will go this way if they can not run through the tunnels. Despite the ignorant protests of many on this forum, this route is designed for these trucks.


I'm not certain designed is the right word. The route was "designed" long before B-doubles were around, or at least passing through the city. Maybe designated as the route for these trucks might be more correct?
I respectfully disagree. B-Doubles have been using that route since before the turn of the millennium and the roads have been re-modelled to a more suitable design since then.

A good indicator of this is the sweeping curve of the kerbside on this particular corner. If it were of a sharper curve as with just about all other corners in the area, B-doubles would not be capable of executing that turn safely. This tells me work has been done to make sure these trucks can use this route.

This is what I mean when I say this route has been designed for these trucks.
Is this the sweeping curve where the truck "ploughed into Melbourne pavement" ??
duttonbay
That's the one.

Just because a few incompetent drivers are incapable of driving their vehicles appropriately, that doesn't mean the road isn't suitable.

I see plenty of idiots on the road everyday who can barely keep their vehicle on the road, the road isn't to blame, the drivers are.

Spend an hour at that corner and you will see plenty of B-doubles and Semi-trailers round that corner, most of them will do it without their tyres jumping the kerb. That tells me their is enough space, just not enough decent drivers.
  8502 Train Controller

Any inner city roads are not and never should be suitable for large trucks pollution and other reasons.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Any inner city roads are not and never should be suitable for large trucks pollution and other reasons.
8502
So long as major industry is allowed to operate in the inner city, large articulated trucks will continue to drive on inner city streets to access those industries.

So long as there is no un-restricted freeway path between the eastern and western sides of the city, large articulated trucks will continue to drive on inner city streets to cross from one side of the city to the other.

This is just a fact.

You can have your opinion, but the facts are the facts.

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