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Romanian lorry driver slams Norway roads. News about Norway’s transport network is quite often tinged with stories about foreign lorry drivers’ inferior preparedness being a winter road hazard. A Romanian lorry driver thinks Norway should stop throwing stones in glasshouses. Calim Casueam experienced the problem first-hand when negotiating the RV 13 (a national road that is a cross between a UK ‘A’ and ‘B’ road) in Odda municipality’s Jøsendal, western Norway, this week. 28-year-old Mr Casueam, a professional driver with three years experience, came off the road and slid into a ditch driving uphill on a wintery stretch.

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Romanian lorry driver slams Norway roads

Published on Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th February 2013 at 20:38.

News about Norway’s transport network is quite often tinged with stories about foreign lorry drivers’ inferior preparedness being a winter road hazard. A Romanian lorry driver thinks Norway should stop throwing stones in glasshouses.

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Calim Casueam experienced the problem first-hand when negotiating the RV 13 (a national road that is a cross between a UK ‘A’ and ‘B’ road) in Odda municipality’s Jøsendal, western Norway, this week.

28-year-old Mr Casueam, a professional driver with three years experience, came off the road and slid into a ditch driving uphill on a wintery stretch.

Calling Norway’s winter roads “a catastrophe”, he reports both his vehicle and its tyres are almost new and designed for the conditions here.

“Norway’s a great country, but why can’t it keep its winter roads in as good condition as Sweden and Denmark do in winter?” he asked, when talking to regional paper Bergens Tidende.

Norway features poorly when it comes to other transport methods as well. The country’s train speeds, though faster than Romania’s, have been reported as being amongst the slowest in Europe. Norway came in 20th place.

Also in 20th place was Norway’s 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry, where Romania finished second.

“I come from Romania, which is a poor country. Norway is a rich country, but the roads here are so terrible. I can’t stand it any longer. I’m now going to stop driving lorries in Norway,” Calim Casueam said.

Falck roadside rescue service driver Olav Ø. Eike, who pulled Mr Casueam’s lorry out of the ditch on Tuesday, pointed out that “it was much worse on Monday.”



Published on Wednesday, 6th February, 2013 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th February 2013 at 20:38.

This post has the following tags: norwayroads, norwayromania.





  
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