Thursday, August 10, 2006

Big trucks

I drove up to Brisbane yesterday and, mainly as a way to focus my head (away from thoughts of dying on the road, for instance), counted the big trucks driving in the opposite direction. I left here (North Coast NSW) before 1pm and arrived there (Brisbane Qld) after 3pm, so journey time was close to 2 hours 30 minutes. And I counted only semi-trailers or B-doubles, and didn't include tip-trucks with trailers, or those semi-trailer-length tip-trucks that carry road supplies, or any other type of big truck.

So. Do you want to guess? The main road south from Brisbane airport over 2.5 hours in the early afternoon on a weekday. Big trucks: how many?