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Aug 12

Posts: 7

canberra27 says:

Oil or Diesel on road caused accident

Just wondered if anybody else has come off their bike having hit a patch of diesel or oil on a tight bend while travelling up a steep hill. I had this experience recently. and broke my ribs. I'm back riding daily to commute but now noticing how common these spillages are. It's every day I see dollops of circular patches of the substance en-route about every 20meters. I'm beginning to suspect buses but how the hell can I prove it?  Has anybody else noticed or experienced or have knowledge of the likely cause. Why would something be spilling it in this pattern? I'd like get it stopped before someones killed.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8428

snev says:


Diesel spills are everywhere or....... potentially they are, :upset:Diesel shows up on wet surfaces and large amounts can be smelt, they are more often found on roundabouts and bends with hills being likely I regularly encounter Diesel Spills but rarely find the culprit. The average spiller has little knowledge of the potential danger and that's the problem.:shock: All you can do is ride with the danger in mind , look out for the signs and ride smoothly if you come across a spill. Better still try to avoid it, I avoid any Liquid Trails and will flag down anyone who I feel is spilling the stuff on to the road. Its just one of many hazards I'm afraid.:mellow:

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Sep 07

Posts: 2860

James600zx says:


It's due to overfilling of truck and bus fuel tanks combined with dodgy fuel caps, which is pretty shoddy work by the operators.

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Mar 10

Posts: 653

bazablue says:


most noticeable very early when full buses start the shift,most are told Not to overfill and there is a cheap little device that prevents this but the bus people dont give a s??? about bikers and  the police know but do nowt!¬ If u see one do a private prosecution,then they would have to do summat , photos and details needed,the black country is just an oil slick in the morning,beware all islands!

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