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Thursday, 4 April 2019 - Brussels Provisional edition

Road infrastructure safety management (A8-0008/2019 - Daniela Aiuto)

  Alex Mayer (S&D). – Mr President, I welcome this report on improving the safety performance of road infrastructure. I am particularly concerned about safety measures to prevent lorries and trucks from hitting low bridges. Britain’s most bashed bridge is in Ely, in my constituency, just down the road from my office. The 9-foot tall bridge has been hit 120 times in the last 10 years, and it’s still getting hit despite the brand new giant warning signs. That causes delays for passengers and big costs in repair bills. We need to learn from others about high-tech and low-tech solutions. For example, how about the use of chains hanging from a gantry just before the bridge which would alert a driver if it hit the top of their vehicles. Mr President, you can’t just try it for size when you’re a professional driver in a heavy vehicle.

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