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07-23-2018, 07:00 PM   #52666
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Having worked in the utility industry for 30 years I can tell you that is going to be a huge bill for the repairs. I see about 14 broken poles there, and there are likely others that are broken, but not down.

The repair costs are likely to be between $500,000 and $1,000,000.

I bet that truck driver had to pee in a cup.

And I bet tomorrow he will be looking for work as a greeter at WalMart, because he won't be able to find a job driving a truck..
It took over 2 hours before it was safe for the driver to leave the truck. No doubt that blood tests will be in order. He actually hit the lines while pulling out of the school where he had just delivered a load of asphalt for a paving project there. He was pulling out of the school onto the main drag. The lateral force was just too much.


In the past 2 years these poles have survived two ice storms, one incident of sustained winds of 80 mph and one incident of sustained 65 mph winds. I wonder if this stress was just the straw broke the camels. back so to speak. 15 poles down. Believe it or not there are only about 50 homes left without power at the moment. Going to be a long night for the repair crews.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
In 2006, as we were moving to Massachusetts, my wife got a call from the moving van - they had come to a railroad underpass lower than their truck, and they were hoping she {new to town!} knew another way there
I guess some (assuming here) men do ask for directions.
Probably not too many of today's younger generation even know that paper maps exist.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I guess some (assuming here) men do ask for directions.
Probably not too many of today's younger generation even know that paper maps exist.
I go by the Delorme...I mean Garmin Geo-mapping office in Falmouth, Maine once or twice a month and can tell you that without them, I or my family members, might have never made it out of the woods on some of these remote roads in the boondocks here.

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Y'all should check out this site: 11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge

Lots of videos featuring dimwits who should not be let out of their cage each day.

Like this military vehicle driver.

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What a mess!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I believe this is the bridge that caused problems for our movers. It's lower than it looks in this photo. If I recall correctly, this is one of many iron bridges scattered around New England
I don't see any yellow signs denoting the limited height. Did some juvenile delinquents steal it?

I'd have to guess it is at least 10 feet.

Too low for Monstro.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
I caught that and revised my post.

Still, it has an Australian plate on it.
Hi Racer
I see its a hire car ( nothing wrong with that ).
Left hand drive cars are fairly common it depends on the year of manufacture if you have to convert to right hand drive or not.
There are different types of registration available for not the norm use of the car.

Dave

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Dave, "H" is for historic.
Closer look shows Club Permit along the top of the plate.
From the VicRoads site;
"A club permit can be issued to the vehicles in the following categories.

Veteran vehicles – manufactured before 1 January 1919
Vintage vehicles – manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
Classic and Historic vehicles - manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.

These categories can include trailers, heavy vehicles, left hand drive vehicles and modified vehicles such as street rods. Replicas of vehicles in the categories above may also be issued with a club permit.

A club permit vehicle must comply with the Vehicle Standards, appropriate to the date the vehicle was manufactured, contained in Schedule 2 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009.

A club permit cannot be issued to:

a currently registered vehicle
a vehicle that is recorded on the Victorian or an interstate Written-off Vehicles Register as a statutory write-off
a vehicle that has a sheriff's office or hoon sanction
a vehicle that is recorded as stolen."
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Dave, "H" is for historic.
Closer look shows Club Permit along the top of the plate.
From the VicRoads site;
"A club permit can be issued to the vehicles in the following categories.

Veteran vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1919
Vintage vehicles manufactured after 31 December 1918 and before 1 January 1931
Classic and Historic vehicles - manufactured after 31 December 1930, but more than 25 years before the date of the application for a club permit.

These categories can include trailers, heavy vehicles, left hand drive vehicles and modified vehicles such as street rods. Replicas of vehicles in the categories above may also be issued with a club permit.

A club permit vehicle must comply with the Vehicle Standards, appropriate to the date the vehicle was manufactured, contained in Schedule 2 of the Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009.

A club permit cannot be issued to:

a currently registered vehicle
a vehicle that is recorded on the Victorian or an interstate Written-off Vehicles Register as a statutory write-off
a vehicle that has a sheriff's office or hoon sanction
a vehicle that is recorded as stolen."
Didn't realize 'hoon' was legalese.

There you go.
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Victoria Police - Hoon laws

It's all very casual, then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Didn't realize 'hoon' was legalese.


Haven't you heard that legislation is supposed to be more 'plain language' these days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Didn't realize 'hoon' was legalese.

There you go.
Hoonigan.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I guess some (assuming here) men do ask for directions.
Probably not too many of today's younger generation even know that paper maps exist.
how many people, regardless of age, know how to properly use a paper map ?

how to orient it so it shows your true direction of travel

how to use the magnetic declination guide to make a map accurate

how to read/use the distance scale

how to use/read a contour map

personally, it is always hard for me to read one of those but after a while, it can become clear

this might be of interest to some

http://www.magnetic-declination.com/

or not
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
how many people, regardless of age, know how to properly use a paper map ?

how to orient it so it shows your true direction of travel

how to use the magnetic declination guide to make a map accurate

how to read/use the distance scale

how to use/read a contour map

personally, it is always hard for me to read one of those but after a while, it can become clear

this might be of interest to some

Magnetic Declination

or not
My wife's studied mapping and surveying. She still loves a paper map.
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