Too High! Chinese Truck Crashes Into 3-Ton Warning Sign
Published on July 4, 2016 by Joey Wang
A truck driver in China’s Liaoning Province crashed into a warning sign. Happily, nobody got hurt. The sign, attached to a monstrously heavy three-tonne two-pole overhead gantry, was supposed to warn drivers not to proceed if their vehicle was higher than 2.8 meters.
The driver of this fine red truck didn’t get all that and steered his 3 meter tall machine straight against the sign. It was only after 50 meters that he noticed something was wrong, and stopped.
The right side of the assembly ended up between the cabin and the kipper.
The top ended up on the right side.
It almost cracked, indicating its steel is not very strong. Note solar-powered light on top, still working.
The left side ended up behind the truck.
Chinese truck drivers are famous for their recklessness and for their complete disdain of traffic regulations. They basically do whatever they please, especially at night. Police is powerless, they simply don’t have the manpower or the cameras to patrol China’s billions and zillions kilometers of road.
Note solar panel a few meters behind the truck.
The truck is a BeiBen NG80, manufactured by BeiBen Trucks in Inner Mongolia. The NG80 was born out of a license agreement with Daimler-Benz signed in 1988 to manufacture the V-Series for the Chinese market. The agreement expired in the early 00’s and was not renewed. BeiBen however decided to continue the V-Series all by itself and production continues until today.