Why do they do it?

ironduck

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Despite clear mandatory prohibition of vehicles wider than 6ft 6in in narrow lanes 2 and 3 of the M2, the driver of this UK registered HGV persistently ignores it, thereby crowding legitimate vehicles and risking his job.

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ironduck

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Ah, that explains why I find HGVs close up behind me when I am doing my maximum of 50mph on single carriageway roads :)
 

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Ah, that explains why I find HGVs close up behind me when I am doing my maximum of 50mph on single carriageway roads :)
Correct, speeding, on phones, laptops, yadda yadda yadda. The chances of getting caught are nearly nil. Plus 90% of traffic cars are doing pc plods day to day job..

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Probably more concerned about keeping his job than losing it, Hour's up, has to do x number of loads, cant tip after a certain time etc(y)

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The studs are only markers for the size of road available during works. It does not permit the use of anything above the size mentioned to enter . That aside....Decaf's spot on!
Yes I know, I was making light of the problem.
Looking at the picture I estimate the lines at around 2.75mtrs apart as the Fruahaus trailer is 2.55mtrs wide.
 

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I had an interesting experience with a truck like this a few weeks ago - it was straddling lanes I pulled up at the side of it and my car thought I was going to crash so decided to slam the brakes on in the outside lane - good job there was no one behind me or could have been nasty.
 
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Can't see much inconvenience there , there is a line of traffic in front of him so where is anyone else going to go, and a fair bet would be a sign a bit back ,wide loads straddle 1 and two
 
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