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With the country grinding to a halt and no respite in the weather till next year - what are your suggestions to keep Britain moving? Seems the Gov are attempting to take matters seriously - by talking about heating the third rail and now they,ve added an hour to HGV permitted driving hours, which should make a major impact on snow bound HGV deliveries! :wink:

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That's what I thought Ste; a serious approach might be to crew the wagons with two or three drivers, wouldn't this allow them to increase the hours of operating the vehicle? :?

 

Great plan Obs. Small problem, where are all the extra drivers coming from? :?:?:?

 

In my job we are told that if we are over our permitted hours (98 hours a week!!!!!!) we should anchor the ship until we are all rested. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Problem is that even at anchor someone has to be on watch therefore problem will not go away. Still as Steve so succinctly puts it the shineybums haven't got a clue! :roll::roll::roll:

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Shineybums :lol::lol: Never heard that one before :lol::lol::lol:

 

Like already said its too little too late. :evil::roll:

 

After last years total chaos and all the subsequent studies, brainstorming sessions, feasibility reports blah blah blah it appears that they actually learnt NOTHING :roll:

 

Saying that Labour were in control then so even IF some solutions to the problem WERE actually drawn up at the time the CONDEM lot will be ignoring them and will not proceed to implement them.

 

Has to be 'their' idea and no-one elses :evil::roll::roll::evil:

 

Bloody brainless idiots the lot of them :roll::lol:

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Here?s a weird idea?.....

 

How about sending up a million hot air balloons, with large heaters to melt the snow to rain, also make the balloons touch each other, this will act as a large cover/umbrella to stop most of the snow from falling, that won?t work I hear you say, because they aren?t enough balloons, it?s the only idea I have and see it as blue sky thinking?

 

And no I have not been drinking or taking drugs, not yet anyway!

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That's what I thought Ste; a serious approach might be to crew the wagons with two or three drivers, wouldn't this allow them to increase the hours of operating the vehicle? :?

Great idea but wouldn't that increase the cost of delivery and we all know who will pick up the tab for that one :roll::wink:

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now here's a thought.

 

why not install underground heating on all stretches of major roads. this could be powered by solar panels or wind turbines. clean renewable energy put to good use to keep the country running in the most extreme weathers. also any excess power generated during the summer months could be put into the national grid to drive down the cost of electricity.

 

set up several waterwheels on various rivers and you could generate more for when the sun don't shine and the wind don't blow. as for prisons and such maybe the wheel could be re introduced. give the prisoners exercise and produce more energy for the system.

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now here's a thought.

 

why not install underground heating on all stretches of major roads. this could be powered by solar panels or wind turbines. clean renewable energy put to good use to keep the country running in the most extreme weathers. also any excess power generated during the summer months could be put into the national grid to drive down the cost of electricity.

 

Evil Sid, someone has beaten you to it.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/25/solarpower.energy

 

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/asphalt-energy-road-energy-system

 

http://www.hughesresearch.co.uk/

 

http://www.forumforthefuture.org/http%3A/%252Fwww.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/street_surfaces

 

Still a good idea though! :wink:

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Obs surely you aren't seriously suggesting that prisoners should clear the roads of ice and snow :shock:

 

How many of them do you think would hop back on the prison bus at the end of the day, how many might hitch a ride from 'someone' else and how many do you think would simply get lost in the snowy conditions :shock::wink:

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:lol::wink: So the army stand around and 'guard' while the prisoners do the shoveling...

 

..... Mmmmm sounds about right though as most little jobs take two men... one trying half heartidly to do it, one watching or 'advising' then a woman comes along and just does it without making a huge song and dance out of it :lol:

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