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TWO YEARS OF MAYHEM ON OUR ROADS; PRAT NAV TRUCKERS: IT'S WAR WALES.

SUMMER 2007 The historic Aberglaslyn bridge near Beddgelert had to be repaired after it was damaged by heavy lorries whose drivers were using sat-nav AUGUST 2007 A 40-ton truck got stuck in Cwm Ystradllyn, high above Tremadog. He was released only after a farmer agreed to have a wall knocked down

OCTOBER 2007 A lorry got wedged for seven hours in a country lane near Abergwyngregyn, Bangor, after its driver followed sat-nav directions to avoid A55 roadworks. Llanrwst's 17th century stone bridge was damaged when a lorry repeatedly reversed into it

JANUARY 2008 A large crane was stuck for two days after it got wedged in a lane between Gaerwen and Ceint on Anglesey

FEBRUARY 2008 A 40ft lorry was stuck for more than 24 hours in a lane near Chirk after leaving the Kronospan factory

MAY 2008 Large vehicles got stuck under Dry Bridge, Mostyn, and subsequently snarled up the narrow country lane as they attempted to reverse out. A lorry got stuck on Fron to Carmel road which joins the main access to the Cilgwyn landfill site

JULY 2008 Lorries crashed into walls and vehicles in Rowleys Drive and Central Drive, Shotton, because sat-navs were directing them on to the unsuitable roads

AUGUST 2008 Sat-navs were blamed for an increase in lost lorries round the Bromfield Industrial Estate in Mold

NOVEMBER 2008 Lorries were using short cuts suggested by sat-navs from the A5 down the B4407 over the Migneint to Blaenau Ffestiniog, causing it to deteriorate. Plaid Cymru AM Janet Ryder demanded an end to the "sat-nav nightmare" facing residents of a rural track running from Llangollen to Glyn Ceiriog

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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