This is the infamous highway curve that can fool a foreign driver who is unfamiliar with the local roads.
The locals know this curve as "Curva de Estrada do Diabo"...Devil's Highway Curve.
Occasionally, there would be a night that Devil's Highway Curve would claim the live of an outsider who is not from the local area...especially when someone tries to use the Northeast to Menongue Road (the road that curve is on) during the night as a race track.
The locals know these roads very well, thus you would not hear of a local being fooled by Devil's Highway Curve.
In fact, if the locals knew of an outsider who was about to travel that road at night, they would try to talk that animal into putting the trip off until sunrise in the morning...Some may even offer lodging for the traveler at their home for the night.
Because the Cunene Province is the most poverty stricken province in Angola, funds are not available to install safety guard rails on that curve.
The trucks and other vehicles the local anthro-animals in Southern Angola drive are probably about as dangerous as the roads they drive them on.
The meerkat who owns this truck avoids driving it at night due to it not having any headlights...The radiator wall and fenders rusted off that truck a long time ago.
There was the time the meerkat and his son went out on a delivery run and did not make it home before dark...However, it was fortunate that they had a paw held spotlight with them that day. Once they stuck a wire from the spotlight into the fuse box of the truck, and fastened the ground wire to a bare spot on the metal dashboard, the son was able to hold the spotlight out the window and shine it ahead of the truck so they can get home that night.
, curva de estrada do diabo
, devil's highway curve
2 years, 9 months ago
05 Aug 2016 22:30 CEST
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