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Striking a bridge with your vehicle has SERIOUS consequences!

22 May 2023 13:37 | Anonymous

Following a disappointing increase in recent incidents of damage to bridges, Transport Scotland have requested the assistance of the HTA in promoting good practice.

Striking a bridge with your vehicle has SERIOUS consequences!

At best, damage to your vehicle and loss of earnings - at worst, cause INJURY or DEATH.

CHECK IT: PLAN IT: DO IT!

CHECK IT

  • Your vehicle height; width; and weight
  • Remember to include trailers and loaded materials
  • If your vehicle is higher than 5m/16’6" plan your route with great care

PLAN IT

  • Plan your route to avoid low bridges in Scotland - 0800 028 1414
  • Do not rely upon SAT NAV – it may not hold accurate bridge height information

DO IT!

Always display the height of your vehicle in the cab as a reminder; this is the law if your vehicle is higher than 3m/10 feet.

Always obey the height signs on bridges

Don’t risk wasting a life, your job, your vehicle or getting a jail sentence. 

If in doubt – CHECK IT OUT!


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