High Center of Gravity Truck Fail in Russia

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Truck driving, especially on a twisty mountain road, is an art form onto itself, having to maintain speed, balance and the right gear at all times.
Trucks are top-heavy, when transporting something other than solid objects firmly strapped down, the load will wobble around, destabilizing the entire vehicle and making it crash. As you can see, the truck driver in the video carries a little too much speed into one of the bends, and physics lets him know who’s boss. You will also notice that it’s the trailer which destabilizes first and then drags the truck itself wide along with it.

So, next time you’re driving a truck, floor it as much as you want on the straights, but be gentle and careful when coming up to corners and never forget you’re driving something massive, with a lot of inertia which is very sluggish to respond to your input.

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