Open Trailer Truck For Easy Elephant Transportation
Vietnam has encroached deeply into the motorized age, nevertheless, the bicycle and the conical straw hat are slow to give way to the crash helmet as protection in dangerous traffic. The daily traffic accident balance makes Vietnam one of the world's highest traffic accident risks and most of the victims are motorcycle riders not wearing protective headgear. Until 1990 Vietnam was chiefly a bicycle-pedaling society, but the rapid commercial growth since has made it the world's fastest motorizing country.
Vietnam went from half a million vehicles of all kinds in 1990 to nearly 14 million at the end of 2004. The streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and other towns are swarmed with motorcycles interlacing between cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. Transportation is hazardous with such a large number of vehicles, some of them not fulfilling even the basic criteria for passengers and cargo. Entire families of three or four can often be seen crowding a single motorcycle seat, as well as goods and animals being transported in the most hazardous and unacceptable manner. A motorcycle's cargo can include everything from trees to chickens and pigs, TV sets and crates of beer.
An elephant was spotted being transported late at night on May 10, 2018. This would be no surprise for a country that has the elephant as one of the most common domesticated animals. The wondrous thing about the elephant is the manner in which it was being transported. The footage taken by an onlooker shows a grown elephant practically and mind you skilfully surfing on the top of a truck trailer.
The maker of the video says: "The first time I saw an elephant was while it was being transported into the city this way. It looked strange."