Strong winds in South Africa's numerous mountain passes are regular occurrence and truckers should always be extra cautious driving in these conditions.
Vehicles with a high load are more at risk to be blown away than low lying ones. This is because the wind has a bigger portion to push the vehicle off the road.
It's made worse when the high load is a light one. Trucks transporting empty freight containers and empty tautliner trucks are at the most risk.
It's advisable to check the whether before you start your trip always to make sure you are prepared for adverse whether conditions such as these.
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