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Old 9th January 2008, 21:46   #1
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Default doctor lost life in a swift crash-negligence

a doctor lost his life and another serious in an accident at alleppey.swift-in which they were travelling collided with a bus head long in an attempt to overtake another vehicle and collided staight into the bus.have to say swift is a safe vehicle.had only the doctor wore his seatbelts he would have been saved.inspite of a very high speed collition the stearing did not come into the cabin.the car is totalled as the engine gearbox etc broke and severe damage to the body.it was yet another example of speeding in trafic without even the seat belts worn.
lets drive safe and the things under our control like the seat belts etc be taken care of.
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May his soul rest in peace!
Of all the people who'd understand the importance of wearing seatbelts,I'd guess doctors top the list. Surprising that this individual wasn't wearing his seatbelts while driving.
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Sad to hear this, I think its high time govt made seatbelts mandatory.
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Sad thing to hear.

Any idea where he was practicing? And where did this happen exactly?

@speed; its is compulsory here in Kerala, atleast in the capital, with police fining those who dont wear it.

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May his soul rest in peace. Hope and pray that the co-occupant comes out of the ordeal soon
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Sad to hear this, I think its high time govt made seatbelts mandatory.
they are. unfortunately its a law which is selectively imposed
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Seat belts are provided to wear them whatever be the distance travelled or speed travelling. Even if Govt makes it mandatory it is upto the individuals to use it as the safety is in their hands. Seat belts are the first safety means in any modes of transport. I use them regularly even when I go to office which is around 8 kms from my house. The speed I will be driving will around 40~50kmph. Leave alone long distance travels. Its the intention to wear them.

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they are. unfortunately its a law which is selectively imposed
Its is compulsary in kerala with police also checking cars regularly. However, the chances of getting caught are still rare, and people just choose to neglect it.

Seems Swift is getting the reputation of being a safe car.
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I hope the newer cars come with the 'seat belt ' warning sound. Standard in all cars here,it'll drive you crazy if you forget to wear your seat belts. My Mazda keeping beeping intermittently, while my old Kia Optima would have this chime going on loud & clear,enough to ensure we wore our seatbelts the minute we got into the car.
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May the doctors soul rest in peace.

Car manufacturers should put a irritating buzzer when seat belt is not engaged.
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May his soul RIP and i still dont understand why does not people obey the bare minimum safety measures and its just being responsible.
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Sad news ! May his soul rest in peace. What makes me sad the most is , mostly , its one driver's carelessness that kills the other driver also , many examples are there , in which a speeding vehicle ramms any slow moving or parked vehicle , killing the passengers of both the vehicles.
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Its is compulsary in kerala with police also checking cars regularly. However, the chances of getting caught are still rare, and people just choose to neglect it.
Actually, I know people who prefer to pay the Rs. 100 fine rather than wearing seat belts. They feel the seat belt is of no use in the city and is just an irritant. I hope the Kawdiar incident and this one knocks some sense into their head.
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Sad to hear this, I think its high time govt made seatbelts mandatory.
Why is that we need the Govt to step in for everything .... As educated ppl -- and Im guessing being a doctor the deceased was also educated , why didn't he wear seat belts . In such cases instead of blaming others only the concerned person can be blamed .

Govt has rules regarding helmets even ... travel through the country and you will see that 70% of the ppl don't wear helmets !! So let them suffer with head injuries as and when they happen -- and maybe from that their near and dear ones may learn to wear proper helmets !!!

May the deceased RIP !!!

But then there is one place where seat belts SHOULD NOT BE MANDATORY and thats in the hills.

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Car manufacturers should put a irritating buzzer when seat belt is not engaged.
The red light in the dash is irritating enough for me to buckle up. My esteem does not have this though.

RIP doc, hope the others come out safe.
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