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Old 7th July 2009, 09:35   #181
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Dude... not cool. It's extremely inconsiderate to your fellow drivers if you refuse to yield the right-most (overtaking lane) and insist that they overtake you from the left.
Not if you have reached the max. speed of the highway. Then obviously the guy behind is over speeding! Is it not? If you have reached the max speed pemitted you should be in the right most lane.
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Old 7th July 2009, 12:18   #182
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Not if you have reached the max. speed of the highway. Then obviously the guy behind is over speeding! Is it not? If you have reached the max speed pemitted you should be in the right most lane.
As per the rules, you should use the right most lane only for passing (overtaking) even if you are cruising at the maximum speed limit or even above the speed limit. Just because the guy behind you is breaking the rules by overspeeding doesn't mean you should be breaking the rules by sticking to the right most lane when you don't need to overtake.
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As per the rules, you should use the right most lane only for passing (overtaking) even if you are cruising at the maximum speed limit or even above the speed limit. Just because the guy behind you is breaking the rules by overspeeding doesn't mean you should be breaking the rules by sticking to the right most lane when you don't need to overtake.
According to what rules? Does the rule also state that overspeeding is a lesser crime than not being allowed to overtake in the right lane?

Overspeeding dudes, who are already breaking the law and already doing a wrong, cannot any further claim the right lane. In more civilised conditions, the guy who wants to go past will have to patiently wait for the next opportunity or better still, drive at the maximum speed keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of him. Thats highway safety. Am surprised at opinions that say the overspeeding maniacs should be allowed to be given their right to overtake!!.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 16:10   #184
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The rule is simple, Right lane for overtaking only.

According to this rule, you drive on the left lane, go to the right lane only to overtake, and after you have completed the overtaking come back to the left lane. Even the vehicle honking behind you has to follow that, it has to come back to the left lane after it has safely completed overtaking you, unless there is a subsequent vehicle upfront that it needs to overtake.

Simple civilians can't turn into law (speed) enforcers, even if logically there might be some credibility to the argument that if one vehicle is at the speed limit, it automatically earns the right to be in the passing lane.

Moreover, we can't really for sure say with any vehicle that the driver of it is driving it at the exact posted speed limit. He will be most of the time off the actual limit, either above or below it.
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Guys... Are you sure that this so called right lane only for overtaking is applicable in India? I know its so abroad. If it was applicable all our so called bi-lane highways will reduce to single lanes overnight!

I think that really is applicable (and also practical) only for multi-lane (more than two) highways. Because so often what we call a highway here does not really qualify technically for a highway.

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This KSRTC Airavat in the news below reportedly got stuck, or had its rear wheels suspended in the air, while merging into a main road from a sloped cross road (see pic.5). The low ground clearance is supposed to have caused the chassis portion at the rear to come in contact with the road, resulting in the rear wheels to be suspended in the air

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question about rebuild and service intervals for these buses - if they follow intervals similar to most cars, I was wondering whether they have oil changes every two weeks & engine rebuilds every quarter?
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question about rebuild and service intervals for these buses - if they follow intervals similar to most cars, I was wondering whether they have oil changes every two weeks & engine rebuilds every quarter?
Commercial vehicles have very longer service intervals -e.g. Engine oil change at 40000 km, engine rebuild maybe at 500,000 km and so on. These engines are big, produce big torque but at very low RPM, Hence not much wear and tear compared to passenger cars.
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This KSRTC Airavat in the news below reportedly got stuck, or had its rear wheels suspended in the air, while merging into a main road from a sloped cross road (see pic.5).
The standard ground clearance is 380mm, but it can be increased to 600mm by just a press of a button, the air bellows are filled up to do so.

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Commercial vehicles have very longer service intervals -e.g. Engine oil change at 40000 km, engine rebuild maybe at 500,000 km and so on.
About 18 years ago, I had a workshop where we repaired bus air-conditioners I closed it down in 2004. In those days the Tata buses had an oil change interval of 18000km, and average engine life was around 4 Lakh km unless some issue occured. Leyland engines had a slightly shorter oil change period of 16000 km, engine life was similar. Later Tatas with cummins engines came up, and 6-7 lakh km in two years was easily done, warranty itself was 3 years. Sometime in 2003 Volvo's came up, a customer who had purchased a pair, used to run them Pune Nagpur overnight, and the idle bus in Pune Kolhapur and back before departing for Nagpur in the evening again. The idle bus in Nagpur used to be looked over by his mechanic. Pune Nagpur and back was 1452km, while the day trip to Kolhapur and back used to be 478 km. A total of 1930km in 48 Hrs, with 1.5 Hr halts at Pune between both runs.
Both buses had done 10.5 Lakh km in 3 years, without engine overhauls, before the stopped visiting my workshop. Due to smaller niggles and other maintenance issues he stopped the day runs to Kolhapur, and ran them only for 14 Hrs 5 Pm to 7 Am for a year more before replacing them by new buses.

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A tribute to Volvo’s 15yrs journey in India
Starting from B7R in 2001, Volvo has come a long way from single product, single segment company to multiple product multiple segment company. There were many features which Volvo offered was never stated by any regulations or any Customer demanded for it. But Volvo offered host of safety and comfort features and made it to stand distinct among competition. Overnight bus journey for a distance of 600 Kms and above was potentially seen as unsafe and uncomfortable until Volvo landed in India. Most importantly women and old passengers never preferred buses.
Article walks through the complete journey of 15 yrs of Volvo in India.
This is a rendered image of original Volvo B7R imported from Hong Kong, offered for trials to Sharma.

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