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Footage of a overturned truck

By SYF77 on 11 May 2011


I 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 !

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Heartbreakid May 11 2011 09:05 PM
The last time I encountered nearly such case was at Aljunied, this trailer was negotiating a bend at high speed on the opposite side, and the trailer with a container sort of swing outwards. Because it was a two way traffic lane, I was on the opposite side, my heart skip for a moment.

Are these drivers from China too? I don't want them to come drive trailers in Singapore.
Antoine243 May 12 2011 12:17 AM
My god..rash driving..it happens n every country
new cars
Mustank May 12 2011 10:11 AM
great way to block traffic
Nullifi3d May 14 2011 01:30 AM
And you wonder why China never produced great F1 drivers.
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