If they couldn't pass it, they couldn't pass it. What are they to do? No excuse for rudeness or impatience though.
Of course the story is still relevant but did you check the date of ithttps://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/f...isk-on-nc500-over-vehicles-blocking-the-road/
You just can't believe this sort of stuff.
Must be a bit tight to pass if you’ve got “cruise liners” on the country roads....
“With NC500 predicated to be busier this year and with the number of cruise liners increasing significantly, this is a problem throughout the Highlands and it merits a multi-agency discussion on how best to educate visitors to our fair land, and provide support for our hard working public employee.
Original article November 2017 mate.. been rehashed methinks
Bugger.. I thought I was being so clever tooThe article was written and published today about an incident that happened New Years Day, 4 days ago. The Nov 17 references are 'author padding' looking back at similar incidents.
On this occasion bill the ambulance was parked outside a house and a motorhome could not pass it. Not the other way round.it is an offence to block the progress of any emergency vehicle or deliberately slow its progress when on a emergency call is it not or am I wrong
They were totally out of order any way verbally abusing the emergency crew were they in a hurry there on holiday put the kettle on and have a cuppa or learn to drive there van I am sure they could have got pastOn this occasion bill the ambulance was parked outside a house and a motorhome could not pass it. Not the other way round.
It then created a tailback as the driver couldn't pass the ambulance and couldn't reverse ( probably due to the line of cars behind him )
This is something I'm considering doing, Having toured Scotland on a motorbike many years ago (before the NC 500 was invented) I would love to go again in our moho.Go during the winter when all the vans rented by people who have never driven one aren't around. I personally think it would be extra special with a bit of snow on the mountains.
I totally agree with you if they did verbally abuse them. My problem with that story is there's no statement from the ambulance crew saying they did the only quote is from a resident neighbour. Like I said journalists report stories in a way to wind folk up.They were totally out of order any way verbally abusing the emergency crew were they in a hurry there on holiday put the kettle on and have a cuppa or learn to drive there van I am sure they could have got past
It's a beautiful part of the country and the nc500 actually misses out a lot of the best bits. Worst thing they ever did giving it that stupid name. The West coast and the islands are gorgeous.61 this year, been around the world a couple of times but still never visited Scotland. I need to address that, but I think not on the NC500
The high volume of traffic is also having an effect on the condition of the roads.
It is estimated the popular 516-mile loop around the north coast of Scotland, starting and finishing in Inverness, generated an additional £9 million to the economy in 2016, attracting an extra 29,000 visitors to the area.
A Highland Council spokesman said it has committed £9.7m to undertake road repairs this financial year, £2.5m more than the previous year.
Worst thing they ever did giving it that stupid name. .