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View Poll Results: What type of signal you use while overtaking?
Honking 41 56.16%
Headlamp flash / Turn indicators 60 82.19%
Verbally abusing the slower driver a la taxi / rickshaw drivers 9 12.33%
Other than above (please mention) 7 9.59%
I don't signal at all, I simply overtake 14 19.18%
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Old 2nd March 2007, 14:34   #16
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Honking during the day only if i feel its necessary ...during night only flashing lights/indicators
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Old 2nd March 2007, 14:42   #17
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That's quite wild and nasty. Please spare a thought for poor passengers next time

Apparently there were no passengers on two occaisions. One time there was a passenger as nasty as the driver himself
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Old 2nd March 2007, 16:34   #18
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If I'm overtaking an HMV, I flash until I have got the driver's attention. And overtake only after the driver has waved. The flash alone works with truck drivers. I need to honk as well for bus drivers.

For cars, I flash and look at the driver's reaction - need to ensure he/she has seen me. 4-5 young people in a car usually means no attention to the rear view mirror.

For bikes, I almost always honk in addition to the flash. I give bikes extra width since I don't want the wind affecting them when I pass (used to be a biker so know the feeling).

In all cases, before the overtake, I use my right indicator and while being parallel to the vehicle, I turn on my left indicator and that stays on until I have come back to the lane in front of the vehicle.
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Old 2nd March 2007, 21:27   #19
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1) Honking
Yes. During the day time, it's essential to warn other road users.

2) Headlamp Flash / Turn indicators
Yes. If the horn isn't enough, these are put to use. During the night, extremely essential. Turning indicators are used most of the time - day or night.

3) Verbally abusing the slower driver.......
Rickshaws and taxis that don't move out of the way and hold me up for a long time are showered with these. If my car's AC is on, they are lucky.

4) Any other (please mention)
Sometimes, a show of the clenched fist or the middle finger is put to use.
Likely candidates - people who purposely block or cut across wildly.
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Old 3rd March 2007, 00:03   #20
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Flash if it is night, Honk based on the level of confidence. If the guy has willingly given way then no honking, a lot of it must have already been done to get stubborn guys out of the way.
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Old 3rd March 2007, 00:16   #21
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Honking - during day time

Headlamp Flash - during nights

Verbally abusing - Yeah in my mind sometimes...

Other - Sometimes overtaking the vehicle from left side if vehicle is moving slow in the right lane and get in front the press the break paddle hard enough to teach lesson the the slow moving driver coz of whom alot of people have to break traffic rules OR sometimes get in front of the slow moving vehicle and slow the speed to such extent that he need to change to lower gear.. .. This happens like once in a blue moon

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Old 3rd March 2007, 00:26   #22
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voted for the first three and believe me this does'nt work (even on the xpressway there are some jerks who drive on the RH Side and give u a dirty look when u overtake them). on occasions also give a gentle "HUL" to the slowpoke or road hog if he/she does'nt respond to 1 and 2.
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Old 3rd March 2007, 09:49   #23
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Honk Twice . Have a look at the rear view mirror , If there is any car waiting to overtake me I use the signals to warn them that am changing my lane to overtake . IF its a fast overtake in the night I use the signals+ Flash my headlights+Honk to enter a lane too to make sure the bus guys see that there is a car entering the lane right in front.

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Old 3rd March 2007, 12:57   #24
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Well I have tried driving without honking as an experiment for 14 days. It was definitely not a nice experience. The only thing that works here is HONKING - LOUDLY at that too. period.
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Old 3rd March 2007, 13:10   #25
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Its Honking during the day and Headlamp Flash + strobes at night....

On long trips it becomes hard to do it everytime so sometimes its a look at the RVM n fast overtaking.....
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Old 3rd March 2007, 23:03   #26
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Usually Shove the car from left or right with a honk whichever is empty at that time without botherin the driver ahead to move left or right..
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Old 3rd March 2007, 23:26   #27
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Honking very essential during day, but does not help much in city traffic.

Honking + Headlight flashes works well in the night on highways.
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Old 4th March 2007, 04:37   #28
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Dippy LOL! now be a good guy and dont try that with your honda ok?just kidding..
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Old 4th March 2007, 08:41   #29
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overtake the slower vehicle as fast as my car can go and pray the other driver does not cut me off.
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Old 4th March 2007, 18:56   #30
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During the day honking a bit n getting extreme close to the vehicle and start revvin my car until the guy dosent get scared n shift to another lane.At night crazy headlight flashing and that is the best thing for night driving at highwaysi havent tried honking at night becuase the flashing did all my job
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