Wednesday 16 December 2015

Glasgow City Council Still Ignoring Bin Lorry Safety

Just days before the anniversary of the deaths of 6 innocent members of the public in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy, another driver of a 26-tonne Glasgow bin lorry has ignored a 3.5-tonne weight restriction in Garnethill, Glasgow to drive up the street. 

The bin lorry is more than 7 times heavier than the weight allowed for the street.

It also comes just a couple of weeks after another Glasgow bin lorry was photographed in a pedestrian precinct in Glasgow during peak times despite Glasgow City Council assuring us this would never happen again.

So why would bin lorry drivers working for Glasgow City Council arrogantly ignore safety precautions?

The clue is in the words 'working for Glasgow City Council' and the answer is pretty simple if you join the dots.

You see Glasgow City Council is run by councillors who are ex solicitors, ex police officers, and ex Procurator Fiscals from the Crown office. They sit on such boards as the Scottish Police Authority. Glasgow City Council legislate for the Health & Safety Executive. The old pals act remains very much alive and kicking at Glasgow City Council.

This means if you happen to kill someone while driving your own vehicle, you will very quickly find yourself spending your holidays getting a stripey suntan in the BAR-L.

But if you drive for Glasgow City Council you'll never see the inside of a jail cell. Glasgow Crooked City Council will make sure their cronies in the Crown office, Police Scotland, and the Health & Safety Executive see to that.

Just like Glasgow City Council driver Harry Clarke, the drivers of these latest bin lorry pics can be confident they will never face prosecution.