Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
These images show police officers stopping two delivery men who are caught driving dangerous triple-lorry ‘pyramids’ on a motorway.
The brazen drivers were delivering the shipment of six new lorries when officers stopped them on a toll road on the Lichuan-Wanzhou Expressway in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Central China’s Hubei Province.
Images of the traffic stop show officers flagging down the delivery men, surnamed Zhang and Li, who have amazingly managed to stack two lorries on top of the one they were already driving.
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Both drivers managed the same triple-lorry stack, which police described as a “pyramid”, by placing vehicles on top of each other in order of decreasing size.
The lorries in the centre also had their front wheels removed so they would stay in place and not roll off.
The grossly overloaded vehicles increased the height and length of the Beiqi Foton ‘base’ lorries by 100 percent, the police said.
The suspects admitted the method helped them save on delivery costs.
And when asked whether they regularly employed the dangerous pyramid method, Li admitted: “Yes, we’ve been doing this for years!”
Both were fined 200 RMB (22 GBP) and given one demerit point for putting other drivers at risk.