Tipper Lorry Blocked the way of KSRTC Bus; Then What Happened? – VIDEO
There is an incident happened somewhere in Kerala, that is a Tipper lorry blocked a KSRTC Bus which was heading with passengers. When the tipper driver tried to overtake the bus, the lorry crashed the right side of the bus. Then What Happened? Watch the below mentioned video…
Tipper truck is used for taking dumps for construction. A typical dump truck is equipped with an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic rams to lift the front, allowing the material in the bed to be deposited on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.
Dump trucks are normally built for some amount of off-road or construction site driving; as the driver is protected by the chassis and height of the driver’s seat, bumpers are either placed high or omitted for added ground clearance. The disadvantage is that in a collision with a standard car, the entire motor section or luggage compartment goes under the truck.
Thus, the passengers in the car could be more severely injured than would be common in a collision with another car. Several countries have made rules that new trucks should have bumpers approximately 40 cm (16 in) above ground in order to protect other drivers. There are also rules about how long the load or construction of the truck can go beyond the rear bumper to prevent cars that rear-end the truck from going under it.
Because of their size and the difficulty of maintaining visual contact with on-foot workers, dump trucks can be a threat, especially when backing up. Mirrors and back-up alarms provide some level of protection, and having a spotter working with the driver also decreases back-up injuries and fatalities.