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Old 15th November 2008, 20:43   #1
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Lightbulb Soft corner for same car drivers on road.

I have often wondered about this.
And today on road, i saw a something similar.

There was an minor accident between an Accent and a Safari. Both the parties were abusing each other through words, and the Safari guys were willing to get physical.

On the same day, i saw another altercation going on between an Alto driver and another Alto driver. However, this time, the scene was a little different. Both were seen in a much more calm (relatively) state of mind, and exchanging information presumably for insurance purposes. The atmosphere was clearly more civilised here.

Got me thinking, is it not that we have a soft corner for same car drivers on road? Don't you guys think, you are more likely to be engrossed in Road-rage with a different car driver, than the one driving the car of same make? I have often wondered about it, and found it to be so true many times..
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i doubt it. lol probably just depends from person to person and how their temper is. also how bad the accident is and how the other person behaves.
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Old 15th November 2008, 20:58   #3
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You are absolutely right. When i see other Ford Ikon drivers i feel that i'm one of them and i tend to be more soft to them ( in giving my way, smiling, etc).
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One more point i may add,
Same car drivers are less likely to engage in traffic signal drag races. Is it not.

Maybe all this has something to do with human psychology.
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One more point i may add,
Same car drivers are less likely to engage in traffic signal drag races. Is it not.

Maybe all this has something to do with human psychology.
thats if you dont have petes on your car.
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I must agree i do show a soft corner to someone else who drives a similar car as mine. But then when i am in a different state, and see another car registered in the same state as my car, i show a soft corner.
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I'm part of that club, but only with my OHC. With my Santro, it was always a Me v/s them thing
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I used to be this way when I drove a Palio. Not so, with my Swift.
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Agree with Hydra. Its crap.

All the white safari guys in delhi (the typical stereotype ones) would much rather compete with another white safari

End of argument, and I'm sure even you'd agree, DCEite.
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I almost always stop and give way to vehicles taking a U-Turn, right turn etc.
ONLY IF
seatbelts are in use.
no mobile usage.
no kids in front seat
correct number plate.

Else I slow down and drive slowly till the traffic behind me has had time to assemble behind me and effectively block this vehicles.
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What you have done in sampling.
You take samples of data and find pattern to come to conclusion.
2 incidences hardly qualify as samples to come to conclusion.
Need more data to propose such theory.
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Or you have a vRs.
I respect all drivers equally but vRs drivers always hold a better value. Even if I am in a Honda City .
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I think it is the other way, so many times on NH-1, I have seen Skodas, Innovas compete among their siblings
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bblost : I almost always stop and give way to vehicles taking a U-Turn, right turn etc.
ONLY IF
seatbelts are in use.
no mobile usage.
no kids in front seat ...
Can definitely agree to that. Not with distracted drivers like those talking on the phones, oblivious to everything around them.

More than similar vehicle - ( I do see a lot of them, don't I ? ) it's the sensible drivers that I am often courteous with.

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benbsb29 : But then when i am in a different state, and see another car registered in the same state as my car, i show a soft corner.
@Benny, guess you would have met a lot of such people during the last few years !
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Got me thinking, is it not that we have a soft corner for same car drivers on road?
Well, at least while driving, I believe that many of us will behave properly if the other driver also has decent road manners (read as- use of indicators and high beam properly) irrespective of the car he drives.
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