Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th April 2007, 19:18   #31
Senior - BHPian
rider60's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bhagyanagaram. (A.K.A. Hyderabad)
Posts: 1,619
Thanked: 47 Times

those picture are disturbing and is sad to see this happen.
i wish all those hurt a speedy recovery!

i think its about time the government made some Rules where all the Heavy Vehicle Drivers have to undergo a trainig session like the VOLVO bus and lorry drivers do and the SPEED LIMITERS fixed on these HEAVYTRUCKS.
rider60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2007, 20:59   #32
Senior - BHPian
pjbiju's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Karamattom, Aluva, Kotagiri, Yercaud, Hospet, Indore, Nashik, Pune (now)
Posts: 1,178
Thanked: 461 Times

The drivers of these dumper trucks (with the hydraulic tipping mechanism) are generally the ones that rush like mad. They try to make as many trips as possible per day to maximize their profits.

In Kerala there were several accidents involving these trucks (carrying sand, granite, mud etc.) which is why now they are getting speed governors with 60kmph max speed. This has been made compulsory in the state now. But I am not sure if that is going to succeed or not. These trucks are called killer trucks.

The long distance truck drivers are much more sedate and well behaved.

If the people in the 800 survived, that is a miracle.
pjbiju is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coastal Karnataka National Highways: Monsoon Roads Samurai Route / Travel Queries 187 16th August 2017 16:08
Reclaiming coastal karnataka with a lot of thad bhud roads.. praJEEP Travelogues 28 23rd January 2008 15:31
Rendevouz Coastal Karnataka...! Guderian Travelogues 6 23rd October 2007 19:13
Trip to Coastal Karnataka - Advice needed. chandras1 Route / Travel Queries 21 5th May 2007 12:44
Weekend Travelogue: Coastal Karnataka akroy Travelogues 15 27th August 2006 18:00

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:07.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks