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Old 30th April 2008, 11:11   #1
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Bangalore traffic gets crazier by the minute and it's tempting to ride between cars, buses etc. If nothing else, it's faster.

Anyone else who does this?
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Old 30th April 2008, 11:18   #2
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Heh.. i think every biker in Bangalore does this
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Old 30th April 2008, 11:23   #3
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Whats lane-splitting?
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Using a lane designed for 1 car/bike for two cars or bikes.
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Do you mean lane cutting. Well whatever it is. its never a good idea to break the traffic rules. Because of one person breaking the rule others have to suffer.
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It should be called optimal utilization of the available resources .
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It also means that the lanes are far wider than they are supposed to be
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You have to do it here unless you're the boss and no ones going to say anything to you for being late every time .
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I feel these rides deserve to be lane limited :autowallah's , buses and damn those cabbies . That would make indian roads a much safer and disciplined by @least 60 to 70%.
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They should start lane splitting and also ensuring divided two ways.

Dividers at a lot of place are stones slabs or metal barriers which are moved by the local guys to make their own way. Also lot of roads without dividers lead to a pile of traffic one e.g would be the road leading from Lemon Grass to Jakkasandra (Kormangala); there is a minimum waiting period every day here and in the rains it get worse.
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Old 30th April 2008, 14:27   #11
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@netchef:I think we would be hard pressed to find even one driver on this forum who does not do this. Even if we try to avoid doing this, we would get shepherded by all the rest of our wonderful traffic to the left and right of us, into the spaces between lanes/cars unless one is riding a battle tank/road roller etc
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If any old-timer around, wasn't there a separate lane for autos in Bangalore?
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well, lane splitting is a good idea.
Splitting should be done based on the speed of the vehicle and not type of vehicle, faster vehicles take the extreme right, while slower ones keep to the left(and wade through the jaywalkers & hawkers) and as different 2 wheeler & 4 wheeler's move at different speed. but the roads are not broad enough to have many lanes of traffic.

A better option, in fact a proper one, would be to have a specific lane for commercial vehicles, one that separates it from free flowing traffic, as the commercial vehicles need to stop frequently.

I believe the lane system is a part of the traffic rules too.

That said, i've seen the bus lane system being implemented only in Delhi, even the metro rail there network is damn good, may be thats because its the capital & probably easing traffic of all cities is not on the priority list.

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If any old-timer around, wasn't there a separate lane for autos in Bangalore?
used to be hyd too, until the ruling gov in the 80's messed it up.

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Bangalore traffic gets crazier by the minute and it's tempting to ride between cars, buses etc. If nothing else, it's faster.

Anyone else who does this?
Who doesnt do it? whether a good idea or not everyone does it! I do too...and I'm all FOR IT.
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i think its a dangerous thing and should not be done.
I mean imagine urself in a car and ur trying to take a left or something and suddenly out of no where a bike rider overtakes u from the left..
dont u think this is dangerous and life threathning
I am definitely against lane cutting
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