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Why don't you? The clue is in the description - you're a machine designed (allegedly) to clean roads so I ask again, why the don't you?

I spent 2 full days last week waxing and polishing my P & J until you needed to look at it through a welding shield for fear of the reflected light cremating your retina. Yesterday, just before I was due to set off for a day out thrashing around some Highland B roads with a group of fellow Lotus owners, I nipped along to the local Shell station to brim-up with some of their finest V-Power Nitro+, not realising that the nearby building site had laid out a 'welcome' mat for me. The soil dropped at the site entrance would have been bad enough but there was every chance that I would have been able to circumnavigate it, that was until the 'road cleaning machine' sprayed it with water then proceeded to spread it into a 200 yards long mud lake, .

In less than 10 seconds, she went from looking like a concours exhibit to looking like she'd just completed the African Safari Rally. Just to add insult to injury, the offending piece of equipment was parked up in a layby opposite with the driver grinning from ear to ear as he watched everybody 'appreciate' his newly-completed handywork.

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I've never understood this either. All they seem to do is get all of the **** out of the gutter and spread it all over the road. I pass a landfill site on my way to work and the trucks dump all manner of muck on the road. They sweep it periodically and just leave a thin slippery layer of crap over the entire road.
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We have an entrance to several farmers fields as you exit our cul-de-sac, at least once a month there is a trail of mud lumps, all down the road for quite a few yards.

They really should be made to declogg before they go onto the roads.
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Driving around yesterday there was loads of silt and rocks on
the roads.

Most had been cleared up by this evening.

I suppose it's 'cause France didn't fire everyone involved in
road & street maintenance in the 80s & 90s to cut costs.


Get an SUV as a daily drive. They look better with mud splatter.
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Get an SUV as a daily drive. They look better with mud splatter.
Sound advice. You should take it.
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Back on topic,

I think using those street sweepers to clear up mud etc is
pushing it a bit.

They were invented for replacing a bloke with a dust-cart,
broom and a flat cap sweeping up leaves and litter.


Case of wrong tool for the job.
Do they use a vacuum cleaner to mow the lawn?
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[Victor Meldrew mode] "I don't believe it!" [/Victor Meldrew mode]

They only went and repeated it today. I spent most of yesterday getting the Lotus surgically spotless again (I know, I need to get a life ) so fortunately, as a result of last week, I was on high-alert going along that road this morning. I spotted the quagmire just in time and was able to anchor-up (and yes, I did check that there was nobody i.e an Audi 6 inches from my back bumper) and pull a uey and go the long way round. It added another 8 miles to my trip to the fuel station but infinitely better than a déjà vu episode, .
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Driving around yesterday there was loads of silt and rocks on
the roads.

Most had been cleared up by this evening.

I suppose it's 'cause France didn't fire everyone involved in
road & street maintenance in the 80s & 90s to cut costs.
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I noticed this oddity.

"Welcome to Nice! It's 4 am, do you know what that means? Yes, its time to jet wash the streets!"....."Every day!"

Remarkable. I didn't realise some countries still had visible public sector workers.

Bad news on the Lotus RRZ. It is a very pretty car.
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