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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, 12:28   #1
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Exclamation What type of signalling you use most while overtaking?

What type of signals you use most when you are overtaking?

1) Honking

2) Headlamp Flash / Turn indicators
3) Verbally abusing the slower driver.......

4) Any other (please mention)

5) No type of signalling, I simply overtake the slower vehicle

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Old 2nd March 2007, 12:31   #2
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Day: Honking - wake him up (1)
Night: Night - Headlamp flash to alert him (2)
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Old 2nd March 2007, 12:33   #3
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Salil dude you know it depends on the situation what is there some idiots dosent even understand signal or abuse


But usally honking in the day honkin and only light in the night.........either

So it completely depends on the situation what signal to use
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Old 2nd March 2007, 12:40   #4
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Voted for "Headlamp flash/Turn indicators" and "I don't signal at all, I simply overtake". The first option usually holds, but on long drives with many painfully slow-moving heavy vehicles, I use the second option many times, though this ideally not desirable; one should honk/flash lights to let the guy know you're overtaking, but many times one gets weary of doing this on relatively wide roads with painfully slow vehicles ahead. Occasionally I have gotten into potentially serious trouble with the second option when the vehicle ahead suddenly pulled out to my lane just as I was about to overtake at high speed. So the golden rule is avoid just overtaking without honking/flashing lights and also avoid overtaking slow moving vehicles at very high speed, which will commit you to the overtake very early and give you no options to abort when the guy does something unexpected.
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Old 2nd March 2007, 12:48   #5
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be it night or day:

1. rev up behind the slow moving car (in a way to scare the driver) (depends on traffic condition & whether any vehicle is present on his Left Hand Side) - my car has a loud exhaust note.

2. simply overtake from the left hand side if the driver refuses to give way. (always check RVM + use indicators)
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1) Honking
Yes - During day time if there is any slow vehicle in the fast lane, I honk using my pair of Hella windtone horns.

2) Headlamp Flash / Turn indicators
Yes - During night times on highways.

3) Verbally abusing the slower driver.......
Yes - When the vehicle moving in the slow lane is a rickshaw, six-seater rick, etc. Dont abuse unless they do not budge from the lane.

4) Any other (please mention)
- Overtake from the left when the slow moving vehicle doesn't move from the lane after repeated warnings.
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Old 2nd March 2007, 12:51   #7
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You can include the option - whether u overtake from the left or right? :P

I never overtake from the left, unless the vehicle in the front is standing still or some times on the highway when I encounter slow moving vehicles on the right most lane.
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1) Honking
normally honk during the day and honk for cabbies whether day or night case they dont understand headlight flash

2) Headlamp Flash / Turn indicators
i use this method in the night for sensible driver, if they dont budge i blow my horn.

3) Verbally abusing the slower driver.......
this happens very often mostly to cabbie

4) Any other (please mention)
this is one of my favourites....i do this to the guys who just dont budge at all even after a lot of honking. i overtake from the left go ahead of them and now drive slower then them untill they start honking furiously. i make them see how it feels for about 5 kms and then carry on...


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You missed one more important choice: "Show middle finger while/after overtaking".

And, that's for all those extremely slow moving buggers in fast lane, who are potentially deaf/blind/dumb not to understand all aforementioned signals.

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Voted for 1, 2 and 3 .

Always use the indicators for the smallest of things. Verbal abuses yes and that applies to taxis and rickshaws only.

We have also done something wild . Thrice we rammed the Sierra into rickshaws in front of us who tried to cut across us despite honking
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1 and 2. In case of stubborn vehicles, I simply overtake from the left.
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Quote:
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Thrice we rammed the Sierra into rickshaws in front of us who tried to cut across us despite honking
Dippy,

You my god.
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We have also done something wild . Thrice we rammed the Sierra into rickshaws in front of us who tried to cut across us despite honking
That's quite wild and nasty. Please spare a thought for poor passengers next time
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I am glad that I dont drive a rick. It must be a pretty sad feeling to have a 2T monster ram into you.

Anyway, here is my overtaking procedure (for daytime):
1. Honk very lightly. If this doesn't work,
2. Standard one-beep honk. If this also doesn't work,
3. Honk-Honk-Honk-Honk. If this also doesn't work,
4. Check the road on the left side, if empty, overtake from left. Else,
5. Get stuck behind the slow moving guy, curse him/her, curse your luck. In the meanwhile ponder why he/she isn't letting me overtake:
a) Maybe the other person thinks I am honking out of joy, or I might be expressing my liking for him/her.
b) May be he/she has developed a liking for me or my car and doesn't want me to go away.
c) If it is a rickshaw, he is going as fast as he can, and with so much sputtering sound, he is unable to hear anything else.
There are more things that've come to my mind, but this is getting seriously OT and boring.

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Old 2nd March 2007, 14:22   #15
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1) Honking

Yes, for the notice of the vehicle I am overtaking
2) Headlamp Flash / Turn indicators

Yes, to signal both the vehicle driver I am overtaking and opposite ones.
3) Verbally abusing the slower driver.......

Yes, when I get wild.

4) Any other (please mention)
If they are not listening, give me way, somehow overtake and go at crawl spped in front of him for some time.
5) No type of signalling, I simply overtake the slower vehicle
No.
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