Tata Intra is seen in this video carrying a colossal elephant. However, it is much more than the official payload capacity of the mini-truck which could be quite dangerous for many reasons.
We have seen many instances on Indian roads that are simply shocking. Such cases can leave you dumbfounded because of the sheer stupidity they entail. We know that India works on ‘jugaad’. It is the art of completing a task by any means necessary. This often involves a mindset and thinking that is rather uncommon. But that also means bending rules and physical laws that could prove to be costly and fatal. Here are the details of one such case where an elephant is being carried on the back of a Tata Intra minitruck.
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Tata Intra Carrying Elephant
The video clip has been shared by the mallutalks000 channel on YouTube. It captures a real-life video of a Tata Intra minitruck transporting an elephant. However, we must know that this is very dangerous for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the payload capacity of the minitruck is just 1,300 kg while the elephant weighs over 4,000 kg. That is a huge overload as Intra is carrying over 3 times its payload capacity. It must be noted that the mechanicals are not designed to sustain such high loads.
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Secondly, transporting an animal in this small truck is perilous not just for the driver and this truck, but also for other road commuters. That is because the animal has not been tied properly. Since it is standing, a sudden cornering manoeuvre can throw it off-balance and it could fall very easily. If that happens, the animal will invariably be hurt, but it could fall on a two-wheeler or in front of other cars as well. Sudden reflexes would cause them to lose control and they could end up colliding with other cars on the road too.
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We lose thousands of lives each year on roads due to avoidable circumstances. It is high time we start taking road safety seriously and spreading awareness about it in our social circles. It is careless activities like this video which result in unfortunate consequences. Hence, we must strive to achieve the highest level of road safety by adhering to traffic regulations and safety rules. If you find anyone breaking the law, make sure to record a video and hand it over to the authorities so that proper action could be taken against him/her. That is the only way to safeguard our roads from such mindless people.
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