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Old 20th October 2017, 12:55   #24841
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Most people decide how fast to drive based on how good the road surface is. If the surface is good, floor it. Got potholes? Slow down. That's it. The people around, the traffic, the kids walking to school, the school nearby, the shops on the side, the market on the side, the houses on either side... none of these matter. NONE. That's how stupid some people are on the roads... especially those who zip on city roads in traffic, by-lanes in residential areas and narrow village roads.
This.

Answers a question I have always asked myself. Why on Earth would someone be driving xxxx[insert high speed] fast in this xxxx[narrow crowded area] type of road. I think this is the sole criteria. Sad.

It is harrowing to see people zooming fast in basements, inside condo driveways, and narrow roads - which at times have no divider. Specially when someone crosses the other side to over take -- it is so obvious to see, that the incoming traffic should manage (ie: stop or swerve away), that is the thought process in the drivers mind. Why do people do this.? At times if one looks into their rear mirrors, one can spot a solitary cowboy at a much higher spread. The swarm is moving at 60, but some idiot will be zooming in/out at 80. I just give side, and go on super alert. These type of people cause the accidents.

India is actually blessed nation. With the amount of tomfoolery happening on our roads, the kill count should be much higher.
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Old 20th October 2017, 13:01   #24842
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Apparently, reports mention that it was a self-drive car from Zoom.
Whenever I see these Zoomcar SUVs, I tend to be little more cautious. This is one of the problems with self drive rentals. People with minimal experience with a particular vehicle type/model, can hire it and directly hit the highway often testing limits of the vehicle.

Absolutely avoidable accident. May the departed souls rest in peace.
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In Navi Mumbai, a woman riding a scooter loses her balance and falls in the path of a crane, which runs over her head/upper body.
The crane driver could not have done anything in this situation. The common public is petrified of blood and gore, one of the reasons we don't post gory images on this forum. It's the same on the road, many just try and avoid a ghastly situation, specially with kids and family in the car. We do see people stopping towards the end of the video.

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Apparently, reports mention that it was a self-drive car from Zoom.
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Whenever I see these Zoomcar SUVs, I tend to be little more cautious.
I just stay away from Popular Zoomcar models on the road. Inexperienced drivers on the highway, in a car that has probably had little or no maintenance checks. It is tragic that the family taking shelter at the bus stop had to pay for this.

Note that we have had Hertz rentals for a while in India and we have never seen such behaviour from those drivers, simply because it was and probably still is a bit more difficult & expensive to rent.
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Apparently, reports mention that it was a self-drive car from Zoom.
Should be some other rental company, Zoom doesn't have white cars in their fleet.

It's always sad to see young drivers driving crazily and costing lives. RIP:(
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Few points to note:

Rental companies should insist on higher age + driving license terms for their SUVs especially the Scorpio. No insult to TBHP Scorpio owners but I feel that the Scorpio is most likely to have an accident in the hands of newbies.

The risks are raised even more with the usual overloading and disregard with a rental.

RIP to all the poor souls.
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The rental companies must fit speed limiters in their cars. Thrill seekers will not be interested in hiring them if the speed is limited to 100 kph. Those who hire them will be the ones who are not bothered about going slower and hire purely for convenience.

That these self drive rentals depend on insurance and stake the life of others for making pennies by renting out to the assuredly reckless ones needs to be viewed a little more seriously by the law.
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The rental companies must fit speed limiters in their cars. Thrill seekers will not be interested in hiring them if the speed is limited to 100 kph. Those who hire them will be the ones who are not bothered about going slower and hire purely for convenience.

That these self drive rentals depend on insurance and stake the life of others for making pennies by renting out to the assuredly reckless ones needs to be viewed a little more seriously by the law.

Not correct my friend.That is like telling the Ice Cream companies to not add sugar, because the population is getting diabetic. It is hard to predict what sort of nuts they get as customers. Car rentals are going to be the future of transportation.

I guess we need to get into a points system on the DLs or at least an online way to check repeat traffic offenders. That's probably a way they could decide on lending the car. Not that we won't get a first time offender buy at least it may bring down the average number of accidents involving rental cars.

Come to think of it, road accidents are probably the biggest killers after old age and bad health and we don't have a way of tracking traffic offences? Whatever software the govt uses currently tracks offences by registration number and not DL. Or if they have a way of tracking DL related offences it should be on the public domain or at least made available to these car rental companies.

I do share your frustration..

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The rental companies must fit speed limiters in their cars. Thrill seekers will not be interested in hiring them if the speed is limited to 100 kph.
I believe Zoom does install Sensors/Trackers to record the speed. They do charge/collect penalty for exceeding the speed limit at the time of return.
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The rental companies must fit speed limiters in their cars. Thrill seekers will not be interested in hiring them if the speed is limited to 100 kph. w.
I once took a slightly sharp curve in a Zoomcar scorpio at around 75kmph and trust me the response from the car was not what I expected. It was typically how the moose test is performed and I had to slow down and gradually come back to my intended lane. Hence, fitting speed limiters to 100 can only reduce collisions to some extent when its a forward collision. These types of accidents where cars go off road and ram into a bus stop is pure foolishness and attempts to show off some stunts.

Oh but wait, now most of these rentals themselves run on leased cars. Who cares what happens to the cars. That poor lessor is now at loss.
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Dashcam captured this accident footage 2 days ago in Mannanthala, a suburb in the city of Trivandrum- Reckon it's a sports-bike (KTM?) who lost control and hit the pedestrian who was crossing the road.

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I believe Zoom does install Sensors/Trackers to record the speed. They do charge/collect penalty for exceeding the speed limit at the time of return.
Few guys from my office paid additional 1K(unofficially) to disable GPS tracking when they booked a XUV500 for a 3 day trip. So, I really don't believe in their penalty for over speeding clause as they are not very strict/consistent about it.

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Few guys from my office paid additional 1K(unofficially) to disable GPS tracking when they booked a XUV500 for a 3 day trip. So, I really don't believe in their penalty for over speeding clause as they are not very strict/consistent about it.
Beating the system, we are good at it
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yesterday these was a major accident on Bangalore Hassan highway.This was just before the empire Hotel towards Bangalore.
It was around 7.30 PM and I saw 2 cars and one auto. One car(Swift) was totally damaged ,wrong way driving by auto might be the reason for the accident.Another car was also fully damaged.
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Apparently, reports mention that it was a self-drive car from Zoom.

What is even worse? It killed a family that had taken shelter at the Bus-stop where the Scorpio crashed into! Talk about bad luck !



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What a tragedy! There is a dire need of de-licencing (similar to demonetization) in India. You want to drive on public roads? Pass all new stringent driving exam & get your new licence.


Our SUV crazy population has this perception of SUVs being more safer & they are completely ignorant about body-roll of these vehicles. I have experienced people laughing at me when I tell them that a Swift would tackle curves better than a Scorpio, an XUV or a Fortuner.
Their logic: You can buy 5 swifts with the money of fortuner. There is no way that a Swift can be 'controlled' better than a Fortuner!
These people don't understand limitation of their vehicles.

Anyway, I refrain to pull over on highways unless there is a highway or fuel bunk & if I really need to, I prefer the spot where there are no curves on either side within 700-800m & enough space on the side of the road to park the vehicles with parking lights on.
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8 guys in a Kwid , crashed into a truck in Udaipur. Car manufacturers in India can never predict/imagine their product seating capacity.


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