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We saw the sign by the highway and pulled over to take a photo, the way tourists do on their first day on the road. Then I heard a rumble from behind and there it was - my first road train...
Not really a warning because if you keep your eyes open and leave them enough space to move, road trains are not dangerous. However, stay out of their way. They are heavy and cannot brake "just like that". When overtaking them, calculate enough safety distance and check if the road is clear very far ahead. Overtaking a truck of that size takes a while - see my video.
There is a speed limit for trucks that is 10 km/h slower than the speed limit for smaller cars, but since most truck drivers drive a bit too fast, they move more or less at the same speed as you. I think that is much safer than the huge differences in speed between cars and trucks we have in Europe because you are not challenged to overtake them all the time.
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