http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S_weEJwGNAI happened to chance upon the above video showing a 14-wheeler truck overturning on a busy road in Wenling City in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. This is a negative demonstration on the way you are supposed to turn into a corner with such a heavy and long vehicle. As you can see in the closed circuit TV footage, the driver of the lorry was apparently in a hurry to pass the traffic light and speeded through the crossroad only to overturn and drop the container on its side. According to media reports, officials said by-passers narrowly avoided being hit.
The above video reminded me of the truck drivers along Changi Coastal Road, where I used to drive along every day. There are several sharp bends along the road, as seen in the picture below. Container drivers are seen driving at high speeds along those bends. Since Changi Coastal Road has traffic in both directions, I can’t imagine the consequences of a fallen container on the opposite traffic. These drivers could be driving at extreme speed to catch the flight out of Singapore. The above video shows the result, if a container driver’s luck runs out one day. Remember SAF – Safety Always First !