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Offline Trygve Roberts

Daar's nie pille nie
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:25:11 pm »

The driver of large truck had some explaining to do to his employer when he took this huge vehicle along Bain's Kloof Pass, ignoring the height warning chains and multiple height restriction signs and firmly jammed his truck under the historic overhanging rock known as Dacre's Pulpit, which has a height restriction of just 3.8m.

 He caused a traffic jam of note as the pass had to be closed at either end for a long time as traffic officials and recovery crews struggled to untangle the wreckage. The truck came off second best and fortunately the pulpit remains firmly in place.

 It does beg the question to be answered: 'How does a person who is a qualified heavy duty truck driver, who is entrusted with a vehicle worth several million Rand, do something as utterly stupid as this'.

 This incident comes just ahead of the pass being closed for 18 months for repairs and resurfacing. Apologies for the poor quality images. (Taken by NARI Media)

This story and others which include a report back on our 4x4 novice driver training tour at Wolvenberg; the closure of Tiffindell and the Ben MacDhui Pass; a new feature of the cities of South Africa (and we kick off with Bloemfontein); a podcast on Cogmanskloof and a featured pass in the Wild Coast - the Mngazi River Pass.

 It's always free each Thursday. Here is the link: https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/news.html