A Question for all you Motorhome Fun Truckers

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  1. The Dude

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    Yes, I do mean TRUCKERS!
    Husband has just passed his HGV theory test with a score of 95%, but one of the questions he didn't know the answer to was 'What do blue flashing lights in a tunnel mean'. I've googled this but can't seem to find an answer. Any truckers know the answer?
     
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    I did suggest that it meant there was a police car in front of him but I he wasn't having any of this.
     
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    IMO
    It can only mean take care there is a emergency vehicle in the tunnel.
    There is no other reason for blue flashing lights .

    So i think you are correct

    But has I had my HGV since 1971 maybe I am to old to know for sure.

    Mel
     
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    Hi, Many years ago while bringing a set of goalposts steel ones already made, on the back of a wagon I set off an alarm as I was going through the entrance to the mersey tunnel as the load was overheight for the tunnel lane so could that be the answer :Wink:
     
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    Ditto, 71 for me as well but did not renew when I got to 65, medical is expensive and don't foresee driving trucks again.
    Don't recall ever seeing blue lights in a tunnel, red lights in some areas of Bristol of course, and Manchester and Sheffield and Birmi................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ but not blue?
     
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    I try not to think about my previous life, :Wink: it puts me on edge. :Rofl1:

    But I have seen this, and its when they are escorting hazarded loads through the tunnel.

    So I would say when there is a hazard or emergency in the tunnel.

    :Smile: Bob.
     
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    Broken down ambulance ?
     
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    Blue lights

    warning of a minimum speed limit ?,
    those signs are usually blue:Smile:
     
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    My money is on a hazardous load travelling through!:BigGrin:

    24 tonnes of Fray Bentos, for instance!:Laughing:
     
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    How can you miss the obvious? - blue flashing lights means ........





    It's Christmas:Rofl1:





    Oh I forgot the white, red, green ones too......
     
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    Husband says he's not sure if it was flashing....................... just smacked him one - he's sure he can see stars now!:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks, give him another from all of us:Sad:
     
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    they are when they are going to bring the tankers through the tunnel.with a police escort.:thumb:
     
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