Monday, April 29, 2013

Load 'em up!

We return now to my travels to Soiuth Africa - and today we look at 'acceptable loads'.

What - in your opinion, would constitute 'overloading'?

Well - first off, whatever fits on your head is a standard load....

And what do you do when you have too many passengers to fit in your taxi? The system is simple - for half price, they can stand in the doorway and just hang on! This vehicle was travelling at 70kph when photographed - how far they were intending to travel like this is anyone's guess!

How many cattle can you get onto a truck, side by side? The obvious answer is 'three'. Apparently!

Pack 'em in , Mr Farmer, pack 'em in!

Here now - a pick-up truck - half-loaded. The general rule of thumb seems to be that when your goods touch the roof of the vehicle - then you have adequaltely loaded it. But..... what happens when you don't actually have a roof on your vehicle?

The sky is the limit!

This is not to say that considerations for safety are thrown to the winds (providing you exclude the lack of rear-view mirror, that is). This fellow had, if you look carefully, placed a warning triangle in a prominent spot - to warn fellow motorists that he was actually a vehicle and not some sort of mobile mountain!
Ah yes - loading limits? The limit, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder!
Have a great day.

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