Police issue fog warning after A35 lorry and motorcycle incident

Police issue fog warning after A35 lorry and motorcycle incident

Police issue fog warning after A35 lorry and motorcycle incident

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POLICE are urging motorists to take care in thick fog on the A35 following an incident between a lorry and a motorcycle.

The incident happened at around 2pm this afternoon near Askerswell and traffic is building along the route near Long Bredy.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said that the motorcyclist had been taken to Dorset County Hospital, but did not have any life-threatening injuries.

The black Triumph motorcycle and the Austin blue and black dropside lorry did not make contact.

Paramedics also attended the scene.

The spokesman added: "Fog warning signs are being installed along the route.

"Please take care- the fog is very thick along the A35 and traffic is building up right into Bridport."

 

 

 

 

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10:23pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Bumpkin says...

Living close to Askerswell and the A35 I am frequently astonished how many motorists drive with no lights in deep fog. Could anyone comment on the legal and insurance implications of driving in thick fog without lights and being involved in an accident.
Living close to Askerswell and the A35 I am frequently astonished how many motorists drive with no lights in deep fog. Could anyone comment on the legal and insurance implications of driving in thick fog without lights and being involved in an accident. Bumpkin
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6:53pm Mon 7 Apr 14

littlejohn61 says...

I was driving home from Cornwall yesterday afternoon and used to drive between Chideock and Dorchester or Weymouth on a daily basis. Fog on Askers is a regular issue! We gave up counting the number of vans and cars with faulty front , rear or brake lights!
The regulations state that front lights MUST be used with bad visibility...ie under 100 metres visibility. Fog lights can be used as long as they are turned off once visibility improves. Insurance companies recognise that drivers are at fault if they ignore these rules! See below:
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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236). Law RVLR regs 25 & 27
I was told that side lights were only parking lights many years ago and I know that the latest LEDs are much better but can never understand why drivers want to remain invisible!
I was driving home from Cornwall yesterday afternoon and used to drive between Chideock and Dorchester or Weymouth on a daily basis. Fog on Askers is a regular issue! We gave up counting the number of vans and cars with faulty front , rear or brake lights! The regulations state that front lights MUST be used with bad visibility...ie under 100 metres visibility. Fog lights can be used as long as they are turned off once visibility improves. Insurance companies recognise that drivers are at fault if they ignore these rules! See below: 226 You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236). Law RVLR regs 25 & 27 I was told that side lights were only parking lights many years ago and I know that the latest LEDs are much better but can never understand why drivers want to remain invisible! littlejohn61
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9:55pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Jonnie says...

To whom (exactly, and how) did the police service 'make' this announcement/warning
. On the radio, on the television, in the newspaper, on the internet....? 'Helpful that they made the warning AFTER the 'incident'. How about, get in two bl**dy panda cars (one at each end of the fog bank) put the flippin' blue light/flashers on and GO OUT onto the road where the DRIVERS are, with a BIG sign saying "FOG... SLOW DOWN, LIGHTS ON or risk DEATH, ARREST or BOTH". Would that be too ridiculous a suggestion, or does it require a little more commonsense than we can now expect of the police service (formerly known as the Police FORCE).
To whom (exactly, and how) did the police service 'make' this announcement/warning . On the radio, on the television, in the newspaper, on the internet....? 'Helpful that they made the warning AFTER the 'incident'. How about, get in two bl**dy panda cars (one at each end of the fog bank) put the flippin' blue light/flashers on and GO OUT onto the road where the DRIVERS are, with a BIG sign saying "FOG... SLOW DOWN, LIGHTS ON or risk DEATH, ARREST or BOTH". Would that be too ridiculous a suggestion, or does it require a little more commonsense than we can now expect of the police service (formerly known as the Police FORCE). Jonnie
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