Sunday, August 30, 2009

Overloaded trucks, part 1

Some scenes from roads around Bangalore mainly. I need to have my camera ready to capture some of the effects of these overloaded trucks: overturned vehicles, non-steady turns, very slow-moving traffic.

It's not just trucks that are overloaded, either. Buses, cars, everything. Of course, I suppose that the concept of "overload" is situation dependent.
Somehow it bothers me less when it is non-mechanized vehicles, like below, although it must shorten the active life as well. This is not in the city, but outside of Bangalore.
I'm keeping my eye open for more of these scenes. This relationship with "full capacity" can have serious implications as calculations occur for needed transportation infrastructure.

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