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Sep 6, 2016

TRUCKERS' WATCH * Ireland: Bridge collisions increase

* Dublin - Irish Rail tell truck drivers to 'wise up' about bridge collisions

--- Irish Rail has warned truck drivers to be more aware of their vehicle heights as the number of bridge collisions increased this year... In 2014 there were 85 bridge strikes across the network, however this year to date there have been 68 incidents... Irish Rail said that large vehicles hitting bridges is one of the greatest safety risks they face... They said bridge strikes can cause significant delays to both rail and road services, as it must carry out a structural assessment of the bridge before allowing trains to pass over following a hit, and road traffic can end up severely backed up... 
Dublin, Ireland - Independent Ireland, by Catherine Devine - 4 Sept 2016

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