"BEWARE OF ROADTRAINS IN THE TERRITORY" Northern Territory Warnings Or Dangers Tip by DennyP
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When driving on these wide open roads in outback Australia and also here in the Northern Territory "Beware" of RoadTrains.. These RoadTrains can be extremely dangerous going either way...Passing you at speed can shower your car with flying stones off the many wheels. Some of the enormous trucks can be pulling as many as five trailers with over 70 wheels...most people talk of large trailers and call them 18 wheelers...These can have more than 70...amazing.They also travel at high speeds and to pass one means really high speed !!!
Trying to pass these vehicle takes a long time and you will need a lot of clear road to do so. Recently I did a road trip to the Gulf in Northern Queensland from Sydney , a trip of over 5,000 kilometers .Before I left on this trip I got a CB radio installed so I could speak with my friend in his car or to the truck driver..This was really the safest way that I could go past one of these monsters that " snake"down the highway.When at speed on outback roads the dust is impossibe to see what is ahead on the road .The drivers of these vehicles will usually "wave you on" when the road is clear to pass.
SO BE PATIENT AND PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN PASSING ONE OF THESE.
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