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Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
Posted: 5 September 2018 10:34 AM
Subject: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
Location: Wirral - 2013 Hymer BClass 504 130bhp

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.

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

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Location: Bedfordshire, Globecar 636SB

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.
Posted: 5 September 2018 12:22 PM
Subject: RE: Mersey Tunnel bye-laws
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Location: Somerset. Frankia i640SD

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?

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

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Location: NW England

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

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Most have similar regulations,
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