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Old 6th January 2008, 21:00   #16
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Its a 6lane road for abt 1.5-2kms in the heart of the city. And since TVM isn't all that populated, this becomes the ideal road for all the speed freaks to rip their machines.

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Which swift variant was it. If he got out with just a broken nose then its a testament to the swifts safety.
It was a VXi... And after someone sees the car, they will know why its got a very good safety rating.

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Which swift variant was it. If he got out with just a broken nose then its a testament to the swifts safety.
Must be a Zxi. Do the airbags go off if the seatbelts aren't fastened? That could be one way for a nose to break.
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Yes the airbags do go off even if the seatbelts are not fastened.
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The driver was not wearing seatbelts and the car did not have airbags... To make things worse, rumors are that he was high!

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Yes the airbags do go off even if the seatbelts are not fastened.
This is not the case with all cars...esp the ones with SRS airbags i think.
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This is not the case with all cars...esp the ones with SRS airbags i think.
Whats special with SRS airbags?

Doesn't SRS stand for supplementary restraint system?
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21 posts including mine. No pictures as yet ? Duh TVM boys photos yedukku and post maadi makkale .
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Yes in some cars they dont go off if seatbelts are not fastened but in the swift they do. If the car did not have airbags then the driver is extremely lucky.
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If the seat belt was fastenened or not the air bags will blow up in case of a collision, atleast in the Swift, other cars though have a system where the seatbelt is not fastened the airbags dont blow up.
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If someone comes out of a punny alto after colliding head on with KSRTC bus with just a broken nose mean that Alto is also very safe or would u call it luck..??

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If someone comes out of a punny alto after colliding head on with KSRTC bus with just a broken nose mean that Alto is also very safe or would u call it luck..??
The Innova has got very effective crumple zones. It will absorb a lot of energy. But the fate could've been different for the Swift driver if it was some other vehicle in the place of Innova.

Why i say so is because i have seen in accidents involving Innova, the Innova crumples a lot than you think it should. And a couple of these accidents were with a Zen and a 800.
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The driver was not wearing seatbelts and the car did not have airbags... To make things worse, rumors are that he was high!
Thats what I heard too.


He was lucky. Imagine the scenario if he has jumped across and ramped into the people at the bus stand?


Who is to blame? The Kerala Traffic Police.

rj, it was damn crowded and both lanes were kindof blocked with police and people. Also parking as a problem.

A similar incident happened almost near this place 2 months back. A guy toppled a Fiesta ! I was impressed as how he did it and that he manage to take an auto to go a hospital. Also, the car looked almost intact. A case of drink and drive.

Also saw kids doing stunts while one brat was filming sitting behind another bike. A youtube video? Oh and seeing this a nut case in Yezdi tried to do a wheelie !

Suggestion: Police to have road blocks like what one has in Bangalore.

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so, is swift a safe vehicle or was he left of with a broken nose because he had it with a innova?


either way, he should thanks all his ******* dam stars or whatever - first for walking out alive and second for not taking the life of anyone else.
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When did this happen? I was at Kowdiar till around 4.30 near the palace gates.

Yes police should take some action to curb the reckless driving/riding on this road.

The current show off trend here on this road has started only after the CCD started their business here is what me think.
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The current show off trend here on this road has started only after the CCD started their business here is what me think.
but its the only happening place for teenagers in tvm.
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A guy toppled a Fiesta !
Managed to uproot and entire lamp-post in the process too!
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