Archive for March 30, 2019

Scientific Weights and Measures

Posted: March 30, 2019 by aljokd in Junub Sudan

Malith Alier, Perth, Australia

Juba City, South Sudan

Saturday, 30 March, 2019 (PW) – In 2006, driving Mitsubishi Magna I ventured onto the Kwinana Freeway heading south from northern suburbs. This was at a time I just acquired the motor vehicle a few days earlier and was excited to have a rollercoaster ride on a hundred kilometre an hour travel. Erstwhile, I have never driven a car on my own until then. Well, I realised later that ignoring or not attending to the gauges can and will have significant consequences on any one any time.

In the car are governors or gauges that really demand your attention the moment you enter the motor vehicle. The odometer, the temperature gauge and the little gauge that tells you the revolutions your wheels make per minute. The fuel gauge tells you the level or the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. Without enough fuel a motorised gadget can’t travel or move an inch.

On the said joyride, I only focused on the odometer (speedometer) in conformity with the road rules but failed to attend to the temperature gauge. That negligence resulted in the vehicle being over-heated and in the middle of the freeway traffic, I found the vehicle slowing down despite pressing harder on the accelerator. I exited the freeway after realising that I couldn’t use any force to farther propel the car forward as the pressure mounted behind.