New push to clear freeway tunnel

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New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by yorky » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:07 pm

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/br ... ay-tunnel/
The West wrote:The State Government has unveiled its latest weapon in the fight with traffic congestion - a new vehicle that will literally push obstructing vehicles out of the way.
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by VK4006SWL » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Where can I pre-order mine? :P
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by yorky » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Yes lets attach the front bar to all our vehicles and just shove everyone out the way [-o<

But seriously I hope they roll out more to the greater metro area, the amount of times I've come across someone broken down/crashed/out of fuel/etc in peak hour gumming up the works is silly, and nobody helps.

At least once a month or two I will come across someone, ask if they need a push, push there bum off the road and I'm on my way, literally 1 minute job as 9 times out of 10 they have called someone to come get them/RAC. Yet 100's of people are happy to just ignore the obstruction.
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by TookaChinchilla » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:12 pm

http://www.6pr.com.au/blogs/6pr-perth-b ... 29ndq.html

It'll be interesting to see how they get through traffic when its all blocked up. Thought they would have had a P1 or P2 set-up.

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by robbage » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:22 pm

TookaChinchilla wrote:It'll be interesting to see how they get through traffic when its all blocked up.

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by VK4006SWL » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:12 pm

Haha... :lol:
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by Infernal » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:01 pm

Again, WA is about 10 years behind the rest of the world :roll:

Any one who watches Motorway Patrol based in Auckland will see that the all the Motorway Police vehicles have Buffers attached to them, and they use them to move vehicles off the Motorway.

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by yorky » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:06 pm

As do a lot of the US Highway Patrol Vehicles. But I'm sure our Police would argue that they are not roadside assistance yadda yadda yadda...
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by jezza » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:21 pm

yorky wrote:As do a lot of the US Highway Patrol Vehicles. But I'm sure our Police would argue that they are not roadside assistance yadda yadda yadda...
Not so fast - I saw some GD blokes helping change a tyre on a car which has broken down on Narrows Bridge last week...

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by yorky » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:03 pm

jezza wrote:
yorky wrote:As do a lot of the US Highway Patrol Vehicles. But I'm sure our Police would argue that they are not roadside assistance yadda yadda yadda...
Not so fast - I saw some GD blokes helping change a tyre on a car which has broken down on Narrows Bridge last week...
Well I'm sure individual crews would be happy to help especially in dangerous situations, however I'm thinking of the big wigs making the "Official" words, I'd put $5 on my statement :)
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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by Infernal » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:52 pm

Its not really about road side assistance, its about moving a potentially dangerous vehicle from an extremely dangerous spot, not only that but to keep traffic flowing on the freeways.

On Motorway patrol, they take the safety of motor way uses to the up-most, and as soon as something breaks down they are onto straight away.

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by TLD11 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Has anyone else seen the new Main Roads Merc Sprinters with the push bars & red LED's? Have seen them on the Roe & Tonkin as well as the Freeways.

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Re: New push to clear freeway tunnel

Post by LighteningCrashes » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:40 pm

Yeah heaps around city west near scitech.

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