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Old 25th April 2007, 10:07   #16
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Its a pity about those young boys. Too young.
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Old 25th April 2007, 10:36   #17
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Moral of the story: Always wear the seat belts. Airbags save.

I feel the time has come for the govt to make ABS/Airbags compulsary. Increase the penalties for not wearing a seat belt...

Care for life...
I beg to differ..Moral of the story..you wanna race go to the track!!

Its pretty sad that such incidents happen..May their souls RIP
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Old 25th April 2007, 10:42   #18
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Here is a pic of the Swift's rear. Bro took this pic and he too was shocked because he is the one who drives a Swift quite often. You can now see the actual damage it suffered.


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Old 25th April 2007, 10:56   #19
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Were both the occupants who died in the Palio? May their sould RIP.

Good reason why we should slow down at junctions especially when we have the green signal and when there is a substantial gap (read as one-car gap) between the vehicle in front. You can always see folks at Pune rush through such gaps and might even yell at you for driving into them.
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omg! this is terrible...may their souls RIP.

drive safe guys. take care.
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:09   #21
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its terrible, but did not understandf how the palio came into picture, as per TOI or Mumbai Mirror the swift hit the tempo and then rammed the auto and couple of others. The palio was at behind or side by side.

The simulations in TOI shows that the tempo rammed the swift from side, then how the rear has so much damage.

There are n number of questions, but 1 thing is sure, never go with the safety rating of a particular model. its always lethal above 60. The poisen may have fast or slow effect, the fact remains it kills.

I remember seeing a television ad in UK, which said, There are 80% chance that u live if you keep 40mph. (approx 64 kmph).
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:09   #22
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Moral of the story is : Drive carefully .. I repeat *carefully* and respect the power do not misuse it. One has to be more responsible with these fast machines.
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:12   #23
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Total disregard for the rules and laws are claiming more lives. There was one accident in Bangalore yesterday where a Jeep mowed down two people who were waiting for a Bus. We hear about matadors falling off bridges, boats capsizing. People drive rashly irrespective of the road conditions. We need to strictly enforce rules (since some people are averse and that affects others).
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what the hell is that the swift has gone beyond recognation.........
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I beg to differ..Moral of the story..you wanna race go to the track!!
WELL SAID MATE .... Its really sad that lil kids insist on racing on the city roads , and in the process endangering their own lives as well of innocent bystanders .

Feel really sorry for their families .. !!

As for the two who died .. I believe one of them was in the back seat of the swift and crushed very BADLY .
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Utterly reckless. What a waste. No car will save you if you have stones in your head! Why can't parents stop such kids from driving. Do all the racing on the track, not on the streets.

Parents should keep a close watch on how their kids drive when they are not around. Its getting really frustrating hearing about and watching accidents almost every week. Its an alarming trend as mostly youngsters are involved.

Frankly i don't feel sorry for anyone involved but the autorickshaw guy.

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Everyone has been pontificating on the need for speed belts. Very few have highlighted the need to curb the instinct to speed. Very sad. Horrible waste of life. Remember the Verna accident? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

Another pertinent question. Did the intersection have lights? If yes, were they being used? Where was the traffic cop?

P.S. I may sound offensive, but the 'this car is safer' brigade should now shut up. That includes me as well. :( Two of the 'safer' cars have been shown up.
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I beg to differ..Moral of the story..you wanna race go to the track!!

Its pretty sad that such incidents happen..May their souls RIP
Headers, what I meant was One should always wear a seat belt after all its our life and we should CARE for it. No one else would...and yes, races should be only at the race track not on the road.

May God give strength to the family members and lets all pray that something like this doesn't happen to anyone of us.

May their souls rest in peace.
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Remember the Verna accident? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

Another pertinent question. Did the intersection have lights? If yes, were they being used? Where was the traffic cop?
Hi Typo, which Verna incident are you referring to? did it happen in Mumbai. Also, chances are that the intersection had lights but surely no cops (.5% chances at 3.00 AM in the morning)
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Everyone has been pontificating on the need for speed belts. Very few have highlighted the need to curb the instinct to speed. Very sad. Horrible waste of life. Remember the Verna accident? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

Another pertinent question. Did the intersection have lights? If yes, were they being used? Where was the traffic cop?

P.S. I may sound offensive, but the 'this car is safer' brigade should now shut up. That includes me as well. :( Two of the 'safer' cars have been shown up.
Its been proved that more safety features are making people drive faster.
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