Beware at Calais

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Wickolad, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Wickolad

    Wickolad Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    520
    Location:
    Wickersley
    I came across this post a few moments ago that I felt necessitated a warning to Funsters who may be passing through Calais.



    I don't wish to appear to be scaremongering but when scaffold poles are being thrown off motorway bridges coming into Calais, road users need to stay vigilant and cautious.
    On the above link occasion, the pole went straight through the windscreen of the truck, luckily it was left hand drive so the driver survived.
    I don't know about other funsters but I have always been suspicious of people standing on motorway or road bridges over traffic lanes and have always tried to pass under the bridge in the lane furthest away from them, seen it before with bricks, car tyres and whatever the numpties can lay their hands on.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,037
    Location:
    Sarth London
    Please.......Scare mongering:rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Larby

    Larby Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    3,993
    Location:
    North Essex
    • Like Like x 3
  4. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,254
    Likes Received:
    870
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Bloody Hell
     
  5. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,910
    Likes Received:
    5,797
    Location:
    Weegeland
  6. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,745
    Likes Received:
    16,486
    Location:
    notloB
    This if true surprises me, with all the shit that's gone on in France/Belgium I would have thought that either the French authorities would have cleared them out or the illegal immigrants would be keeping a low profile.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,615
    Likes Received:
    22,774
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    So migrants who are trying to use lorries to get in to the UK are stopping them by chucking iron through the windscreen ?

    Seems odd sort of thing to do ???
     
    • Like Like x 5
  8. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,568
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Well - miscreants including kids have been doing that sort of thing for years in the UK.

    One of our mates is a train driver - he always smiles and waves to kids he sees on bridges - sounds the hooter too when he can - has mates who were killed by kerbstones heaved over by comparatively little kids - 8 years old in one case - and it happens on roads too. Most have been indigenous white British kids too!

    So - clearly it ain't just Calais - it is just another road hazard.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  9. sdc77

    sdc77 Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    3,151
    Location:
    East london
    Thanks op for the reminder to be n alert passing through Calais..We went through the tunnel the other night and it was relatively quiet . Saw so he groups on the roads near the belgium border though. Were back sat morning early and expecting it to be quiet.
    Awful place now though I really feel for the local residents.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. SUGGY

    SUGGY Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    1,664
    Location:
    scunthorpe
    Just booked Dover Calais ferry last night .... :cry:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. jonegood

    jonegood Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    913
    Location:
    Shrewsbury (sometimes)
    That looks like old film to me,

    There are new fences all along the road past the jungle and up to the port so that the criminals cant stand there.

    And there arent any bridges you go under on the jungel stretch.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Charlie

    Charlie Funster

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,453
    Likes Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Herefordshire / Worcestershire borders .
    Driver Kieth Bab otherwise known as Kebab was not available to comment.

    Things get thrown of bridges by imbeciles quite often here in the UK but we still have to drive ?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,603
    Location:
    .
    Repeating myself.. avoid Calais until they sort it out, plenty of other entry ports .. if it were boycotted France would soon get rid of the Jungle.


    Lorry drivers and medics have warned of escalating violence between truckers and refugees on the roads around Calais, as footage emerged of a Hungarian truck driver who filmed himself intentionally accelerating towards people attempting to board lorries outside of the French town, forcing them off the road.

    Drivers are increasingly using social media and dashboard cameras to film clashes with people from the refugee camps outside the port, as well as to vent frustration about a crisis they say is threatening their livelihoods.

    [​IMG]
    Refugee children of Calais: 'I’m very homesick, I wish I could go back now'
    Read more
    Hundreds of videos of confrontations have been shared on YouTube, with several showing young men hurling litter and rocks at lorries, and drivers punching people they have found hiding in their trailers.


     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. PeteH

    PeteH Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,128
    Likes Received:
    2,655
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Job lot of AK`s? anyone?

    Pete
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Gorse Hill

    Gorse Hill Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,617
    Likes Received:
    1,675
    Location:
    Stretford
    There's Certainly a problem at Calais, however people will continue to bury there heads in the sand and pretend its not a problem
    Believe me that problem will be coming to there town/city shortly, will be interesting to hear there views when that happens
     
    • Like Like x 7
  16. solo 1

    solo 1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    898
    Location:
    southend on sea essex
    I'm afraid the bleeding heart liberals would have you believe that every thing is tickety boo. Sympathy for these thugs is what got us where we are today. As @ScotJim says, why put yourself through it, there are many other ways........
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    26,429
    Likes Received:
    78,077
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    I ran the pic through a few websites and it appers geninune. Also it has never been on the internet before the 28th. So my best guess is that the story is genuine.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. Ivory55

    Ivory55 Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    1,593
    Location:
    North West Norfolk
    Now the chance of getting on trucks nearer the port is reduced they immigrants use tactics like this to slow or stop the traffic then swarm on the stationary trucks. To keep a balanced view yes other people are available to throw things at trucks in other country's .
     
    • Like Like x 4
  19. Boringfrog

    Boringfrog Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,148
    Likes Received:
    548
    I did the same as you, but 2 slightly different stories read, driver attacked on the ground and another said missile thrown from bridge. I cannot imagine someone on the ground getting that pole through the windscreen. But dropped from a bridge, I dunno?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,507
    Likes Received:
    3,711
    Location:
    Lost in La Mancha, Spain
    No doubt the story is true, but it is a HGV not a motorhome. No doubt someone will say "BUT it could have been a motorhome", but it's NOT. No doubt someone will say "DO NOT travel via Eurotunnel it's not safe".
    No doubt there will aways be scare mongering, but that is all it is.
    Thousands of vehicles travel every day via Calais, many being motorhomes and how many have a problem? a few...........
    Enjoy your travels and do not be put off by a few scare mongering reports.

    You could aways park your motorhome on the drive and enjoy it from there..................
     
    • Like Like x 5
Loading...

Share This Page