Filthy lorry drivers,regulation needed!

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    I don't know about the rest of you but I'm sick of seeing bottles of piss and human excrement either in bags or loose on the floor in the hedgerows and lay-bys up and down the country .
    It's about time the government made it a legal requirement for lorries and vans with sleeper cabs or tachos to have toilet facilities !
    I hear some comical debates on here, about grey waste,that when you open your eyes compare a cows fart to a nuclear reactor leak !



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    have also noticed it.. but I'm thinking it not just truck drivers..

    but even where there are facilities, ie motorway services, they still piss up against the wheel rather than walk 50 yrds to the toilet..

    .. on hot day the smell of rancid urine would make your stomach churn..
     
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    All down to lorry drivers, then, Vlad?
     
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    And!! Nappys!
     
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  6. Vlad The Impaler

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    Not saying it's all down to lorry drivers John ,however I think car drivers are a bit more flexible on where and when they stop.
    I work in construction mainly building warehouses on new or existing industrial estates ,frequented by numerous lorries from all over Europe ,piss and shit aplenty,seldom see a car parked up!

    As far as nappies go it's well known amongst the driving and travelling community you can shit into one ,wipe your arse ,then seal the bundle and eject the package when convenient!


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    not all down to lorry drivers, but many do, especially the foreign ones
     
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    Vlad,
    Your thread title is aimed squarely at "filthy lorry drivers".
    Do you work for Plod? They always go for the easy target , too.
    Your comment about drivers crapping in nappies takes the biscuit.
    They get deposited from cars and MHs and they are from idle inconsiderate parents.
    Some lorry drivers aren't blameless, but then neither are car / MH / caravan outfit drivers.

    Are they to be exempt from your regulations?
     
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    "Truckers tizer" as it was referred to on the recent motorway workers programme.

    Not always lorry drivers, but the vast majority is (deadlines to meet and all that)

    Not sure about the poo bit though, quite a challenge to do a "clean job" (or clean jobbie :D ) I would have thought.
     
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    As a past HGV driver I would not only question this "vast majority" statement, but like many other drivers I take offence at it, as I do at the OP.

    If we are to generalise, can we say the "vast majority" of MH owners empty their shit on beaches?

    Same principle.
    Same bollox.
     
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    Probably not all lorry drivers but stop in any layby for a stretch of the legs and it stinks of urine , yuk :Eeek:
    I think its time there were more frequent toilet facilities on our major trunk roads, maybe earth toilet types, a big hole in the ground in a shed, nothing posh it would be trashed.
     
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    Regulation needed ?
    I don't think so
    Laws already exist but we just don't have enough police
    Time for a gov rethink on how to pay for it ?
    That's easy is it not but just needs a gov figure to implement the idea
    If I was a copper I could easy make upwards from a grand a day on mobile phone use alone
     
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    I didn't say that the vast majority of lorry drivers did it, I said that the vast majority of "tizer" is from lorry drivers.

    Big difference

    Take offence all you like, nothing happens (y)

     
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    Never used to witness it years ago.

    Perhaps it is a tradition of our Eastern European HGV drivers rather than the rather more considerate drivers of Johnp10's ilk.

    I think it would be fair to say that our logistics industry now employs a huge number of foreign drivers.
     
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    You're right, mickyc.
    Nothing happens, so offensive is ok.

    No problem, I'll leave you to empty your shit in the sand dunes.

    (Assuming generalisation is the norm.)
     
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    Not sure any single group is responsible for all this but, what I will say is that many roadside café type places will not accept an LGV (purely because they can get 3 or 4 cars in the same space and each car will be carrying 3 or 4 people) so the drivers are forced to use laybys to stop and just how many public toilets do you see away from the town centre i.e. where the truck driver can get ready access?

    I guess no one would complain if the government suddenly considered putting in more facilities for the truck driver and raised taxes to do so then?
     
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    You don't see it in Europe due to simple fact truck drivers have parking that in the main is free or minimum cost with facility's for washing and toilets
    What do we have £20 a night on shit services and meals that they could possible afford
    Once again euro land puts us to shame
    Even down here in Croatia it's a little crude but most of laybys have chemical toilets and bins
     
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    Canada also has toilets in every layby.
     
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    When my dear old departed dad came to live with me in the Charente in 2003 ,you saw no litter or offensive material!! on the roads or,hard shoulder,eventually one day when I was driving he said"Why are all these people chucking bottles of Lucozade out of their cars and trucks"I explained.
    Recently on all the main entry points to the Charente big boards have gone up in many European languages saying"Please don't throw your rubbish out!!
    Not made a blind bit of difference,BUT we don't know what nationality is disposing of their waste do we!!
     
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