Another incident again

Another incident again

By Good old joe

...Traffic was disrupted when a truck overturned at the roundabout near Woqod petrol station in Abu Hamour yesterday. Just wondering whether it was the bad driving, the overworked and stressed out driver, bad mantainance of the vehicle or what else....If this container had to fall on some vehicles it would have crushed those vehicles and the passengers in it

By Jetsetter5000• 8 years 10 months ago.
Jetsetter5000

it would appear you can drive a truck here without ever having driven a car.

I tried to exchange my heavy vehicle licence for a car licence here and was told i can only drive a truck here , not a car.

I would assume that most countries have a system wherby you obtain car and then must move up the ladder with experience and training to obtain heavy truck ,, but at licencing here , they could not accept that.

By landloverreview• 8 years 10 months ago.
landloverreview

Similar accident happened in Matar Qadeem Signal. Though it was not so down to earth (lol) but it 75% down. :( Though I wrot to MOI not to allow truck in peak hours but I am not sure how many hours are considered here as peak hours.

By Basher321• 8 years 10 months ago.
Basher321

This happened to me a few months ago on C ring. Driver took the left turn at the traffic lights onto Al Matar far to fast and the trailer and container tipped over missing the car I was in by about 2meters. We thought we were dead.

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

Mast kalandar Good thinking...You are capable and eligible to become a CID. LOL

By mast kalandar• 8 years 10 months ago.
mast kalandar

maybe he had visited QDC before travelling alcohol should be banned totally from Qatar and other gulf countries as well

By longtimenosee• 8 years 10 months ago.
longtimenosee

I am always wary of such heavy vehicle, trucks or buses esp at roundabouts, their sheer size gives and impression they are about to turn turtle while negotiating the curve.Try to keep away from such big vehicle.Corniche with all the construction should not allow these vehicle.

By Terabyte• 8 years 10 months ago.
Terabyte

If that's a roundabout, isn't the traffic going around it the wrong way?

By Anonymous• 8 years 10 months ago.

Missed the corner but made the coroner. That reminds me, my priceless collection of Ming vases are being delivered by a white truck carrying a grey container today. Can't wait.

By britexpat• 8 years 10 months ago.
britexpat

Perhaps he just took the colrner too fast ..

By jade03• 8 years 10 months ago.
jade03

May be a qatari was honking from behind and he had to force drive quickly or make some stunts on the wheels to give him way

By Typhoon-2012• 8 years 10 months ago.
Typhoon-2012

well said.. instead of fixing the problem with their vehicles their employers frighten them with visa cancellation, deportation, withholding salary, etc...

By imawesome• 8 years 10 months ago.
imawesome

I hope they are okay

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By acchabaccha• 8 years 10 months ago.
acchabaccha

Good Old Joe is right. The maintenance of the vehicles could also be the cause of such accidents. The drivers of such heavy vehicles are mostly from poor countries and are forced to accept the dictates of the owners. If they stop driving the risky vehicles and stay home, they lose their salaries. A thorough inquiry needs to be done in such accidents, and if the vehicle was found to lack maintenance, the owners should also be held responsible.

By Good old joe• 8 years 10 months ago.
Good old joe

Blaming the poorly paid drivers alone would not be good enough as some of this logistics & transport companies running from tiny garages and warehouses at the Industrial area make their drivers drive unsafe and badly mantained trailers and big vehicles and often threaten them if they dont do as they are told to

By FathimaH• 8 years 10 months ago.
FathimaH

Hope the driver and anyone traveling with him are ok. Hard to say really what could have caused such a disaster. Of course there are the usual suspects, but one can never be sure. Still pays to be cautious any day!

By BOXBE16DOBARA• 8 years 10 months ago.
BOXBE16DOBARA

Nowadays people have no patience while driving..no use of keeping rules..for them rules are meant to be broken

By Rizks• 8 years 10 months ago.
Rizks

maybe he was trying to overtake a tri-cycle ? :(

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

Container vehicles has got a special arrangement to turn..

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 8 years 10 months ago.
blisteringbarnacles2007

maybe the boss didnt pay him salary for 6 months...

By Sarfaraz Mukhtar• 8 years 10 months ago.
Sarfaraz Mukhtar

The main reason could be the roundabouts since it very hard to take turns with a container vehicle.

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

PattoGeho,In your profile, I couldn't find driving as your interest.

By Rizks• 8 years 10 months ago.
Rizks

Nice stunt...

By PattiGeho• 8 years 10 months ago.
PattiGeho

Don't get me started on that one. I had a Wakra police officer tailgate me and I ended up paying the penalty. I was advised even if I was doing the 80 km speed limit in the left hand lane and could not move over I was supposed to no matter what.

By coxtown_rajan• 8 years 10 months ago.
coxtown_rajan

It is common on roads for the heavy trucks, containers, ready mix, water tankers, dump trucks etc., to increase their speed more than 100 km/ph which is dangerous. who has to track these stupid guys, only traffic police can.

By Sulieman• 8 years 10 months ago.
Sulieman

How many years we need to have a truck license :O/

By Sense Mine• 8 years 10 months ago.
Sense Mine

Qatar roads are full of reckless drivers/ no brain drivers and the most i hate to see everyday are those SUV's flashing their headlights behind and tailgating.

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

The drivers take training to drive even in worse roundabouts. Therefore its the drivers fault.

If the truck carries heavy load, the driver needs to make sure not to over speed.

By gypsy gal• 8 years 10 months ago.
gypsy gal

But it will be really difficult to drive it...and its easy to loose control..:(

By friend_shaiju• 8 years 10 months ago.
friend_shaiju

reckless driving, nothing else.

By Typhoon-2012• 8 years 10 months ago.
Typhoon-2012

the authorities should check which all companies over work their drivers and put them on the road in this unsafe and out of date big and heavy vehicles which can be a serious risk to other vehicles on the road

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

There has been many such tragic incidents and majority of all due to reckless driving.

By landloverreview• 8 years 10 months ago.
landloverreview

I think it is the QLVG manager "SPEED". Hope no one was injured.

By gj10110• 8 years 10 months ago.
gj10110

Over speed at round-about.

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