No idea what to even say to this.
No idea what to even say to this.
They have been doing this for years. Must be a slow news day in Victoria, again.
Maybe if that flaggers had greater than a grade 4 education, and concentrated
on what they were doing instead of standing around smoking cigarettes.......
3 in 5 years......wow, sounds like an epidemic for sure, what a joke.
I see flaggers nearly get injured all the time, every single time it is because they are screwing around with their own cellphone or chatting up a construction worker that wants to hook up with them.
I've done the job before and it is up to you to trust nobody and be very aware of your surroundings and all that is going on.
I quit road flagging because I had zero trust in the other people I was working with, they showed more concern for casual chatting with others and their life on their cellphone then they did about my own safety.
years of driving......lotsa makeup, trying to look all hot in the uniform, sometimes
pants rolled up, more often than not a chick, with sunglasses a smoke and a phone.
I don't even want to guess what they are getting paid, because I know it's too much,
and I'd blow a blood vessel thinking about it, haha. I saw a chick in New West about
2 weeks ago, corner of 6th and 7th, running around like a f'n chicken with her head cut
off, trying to direct traffic, when all the lights were fully operational, and it was clearly
just a requirement due to construction.....inactive at the time, on the opposite corner.
She was literally out in the middle of traffic, fucking shit up, had NO place there, complete
moron. The next day, same intersection, an older guy working the flag.....he stood there,
watched traffic, and did not disrupt the flow, all went well, no safety issue, no drama.
That's exactly the point, it's not the speed, it's drivers and flaggers not paying attention. But the answer is to ticket people for speeding."You talk about having somebody who is just standing there in some bright yellow garb, not really any protection, and then you have a 2,000 pound car. Even if it's driving 30 km/h, that's going to hurt if it hits you," says Russell.
Maybe it's a double bluff and they will really be ticketing all the flaggers?
Fill the house with bees.
Looking for people texting while travelling through a construction zone? Probably nail a bunch of them.
Flaggers, Telephone workers in a bucket truck, construction worker, homeless guy panhandling, horse patrol radar, bicycle patrol, all implemented, all effective.
After being brutalized in traffic I'm waiting for a plain cloths police operation on a small motorcycle to start addressing left turn lane creepers that roll into the intersection and when they see a motorcycle they take half the lane or at a merge point the cars don't alternate but 3 decide to cut in-front, or your in a traffic line and someone run's up and see's you and put's the fender 2 feet from your knee to cut in.
The blank stare from people on cell phones, it's supposed to be as bad a being drunk behind the wheel so make the penalty the same.
What you are We once were---What we are You will be, Voices of the dead.
The results from today's flagger safety project are here. Disappointing that so many tickets were handed out for completely preventable occurrences. Remember, use your seatbelt and put down that phone.
Fail to wear seatbelt x18
Use electronic device while driving x8
Fail to produce driver’s licence x7
Fail to display “N” sign x3
Disobey stop sign x3
No insurance x2
Notice and Order x4
Drive contrary to restrictions x1
Fail to change address x3
Unsafe backing x1
No front licence plate x3
Fail to produce insurance x2
Tinted windows x1
Ride bicycle without helmet x1
Ride bicycle on sidewalk x2
Stunting (MTI) x1
Deposit litter on highway x1