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Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
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userBrock
Posted: 5 September 2018 10:34 AM
Subject: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
 
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The Liverpool Echo newspaper has published 14 little known Mersey Tunnel byelaws. Most of these are known but the two I didn't know are:

1. The amount of space between vehicles: Byelaw 3(n) provides a rule many motorists may be surprised to hear, which is that when moving drivers are required to leave a 23m gap to the vehicle in front, reduced to a very specific 2.75m when stopped.

2. You can't carry poo in your vehicles: Rule 3(p) tells motorists they cannot drive any vehicle containing "faecal or offensive or noxious matter" or a substance likely to be a nuisance or cause damage to the tunnels.

The first is ignored by everyone, the second I'll leave to your imagination.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/14-laws-using-mersey-tunnels-15107692

usercolin
Posted: 5 September 2018 11:19 AM
Subject: RE: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
 


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Dear Mr tunnel operator, I note rule 3(p), can you please provide toilet emptying facilities at the entrance to tunnels.
yours Mr Campervan Driver.
userplwsm2000
Posted: 5 September 2018 12:22 PM
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That is good to know. Next time I use the tunnel, I'll take a tape measure with me as they don't say if it is ok to leave a bigger gap.
I also read that there is a minimum speed limit of 10mph. Who will be in the wrong if the cars in front are only doing 9mph?

useryeti
Posted: 10 September 2018 11:08 PM
Subject: RE: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
 


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This may also apply to other road tunnels.
userBillggski
Posted: 11 September 2018 8:24 AM
Subject: RE: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
 


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Most have similar regulations,

https://www.atmb.com/en/prepare-your-journey/safety/mont-blanc-safety-advice
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