Thursday, March 25, 2021

Runaway Truck Ramp

Where a highway goes down a mountain, you'll see emergency ramps for trucks with brake failure -which happens more often than you think. There are plenty of these in my neck of the woods, but they aren't nearly as fancy and well-maintained as this one in Brazil. (via reddit)


Bicycle Bill said...

Was kind of interesting to see them set up an overhead crane system to lift the truck out of the catch-lane rather than try to drag it back with a big-rig wrecker and winch.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting. The sand is such a clever idea.

xoxoxoBruce said...

They lift the truck out then what, it still has no brakes.

Bicycle Bill said...

Then they can have a second tractor come and take over the trailers (if they didn't sustain any damage themselves and are safe to move), and transport the disabled tractor by either fastening it to a big-rig tow truck or dragging it onto a low-boy trailer for removal to a repair site.