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Offline William McCaskie

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Black Ice.
« on: December 30, 2014, 04:28:50 pm »
There have been two reported accidents in the village today. First was a three vehicle accident at the top of Moffats Lane near to the Mymms Drive junction, second was an accident on The Gardens junction with Oaklands Avenue. All roads through the village were very icy this morning due to the hard frost last night. fortunately no one was seriously injured today. This weather is going to persist for at least another night according to my weather app. Please drive carefully on all untreated roads and leave yourselves adequate time for your journey. Clear all of your windscreens not just a little spy hole and please don't leave your vehicle running with the heaters on and go back into your house for forgotten items. If your car is stolen that way your insurance wont pay out.
Drive carefully and have a happy and safe New Year.
Bill.   
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Re: Black Ice.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 05:56:41 pm »
I cant comment on whether it was driver error or the extreme conditions that contributed to these accidents today, however if the road had been gritted as it should be then we could discount the extreme conditions as a factor.

However assuming it was ice that contributed to the accident, why is it the private sector would be subject to prosecution from the HSE as this was forseeable and therefore avoidable, but not the public sector?
 

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Re: Black Ice.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 06:52:02 pm »

However assuming it was ice that contributed to the accident, why is it the private sector would be subject to prosecution from the HSE as this was forseeable and therefore avoidable, but not the public sector?

....and we are still wondering why!

We know Welhat view this site, a reply would be welcomed.



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« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 07:43:35 pm by Angel »
 

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Re: Black Ice.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 07:40:57 pm »

However assuming it was ice that contributed to the accident, why is it the private sector would be subject to prosecution from the HSE as this was forseeable and therefore avoidable, but not the public sector?

....and we are still wondering why!

We know Welhat view this site, a reply would be welcomed.

However assuming it was ice that contributed to the accident, why is it the private sector would be subject to prosecution from the HSE as this was forseeable and therefore avoidable, but not the public sector?
A company I know of was prosecuted year before last when one of their Fork lift trucks slid on ice whilst unloading goods from a lorry causing the pallet to trap the truck drivers ankle, whilst there was no serious lasting damage to the individual, the accident was notifiable under RIDDOR and the HSE saw fit to prosecute as those responsible neglected to assess the risk and provide a method statement to perform the task in those conditions.
 

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