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Old 13th December 2008, 15:01   #76
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hmm.... 'helmet'-ready + un-dressed male co-passengers ! @Ripper, what's (was) happening ?
Mangalore to Cochin via Mahe in an M800 with 3 classmates. By the time we reached cochin, my passengers had drunk themselves into a coma with all the discount rate Liquor from Mahe.
Stench of alcohol meant, AC was out of the question. We took our shirts off to combat heatstroke
Helmet was mainly to hide my face from the other road users, my 3 passengers were too drunk to bother about stuff like that anyway.

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Do not feed your toddler while zipping along a bumpy Kerala highway.
Do not give rides to elderly aunts with weak hearts, if you want to enjoy the drive.
When borrowing Dad's car for a 400km long trip, make sure the CDs are yours and not his "300 best songs of MGR"
Do not attempt to show off your driving skills to attractive female passengers.
Do not swear in the presence of a 1yr old who's learning to talk.
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Old 13th December 2008, 17:58   #77
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Do not chase street dogs in the night.

Do NOT try to pick the flyer from under your wiper while driving. even if it is a phone number.

Do not plan on changing from shorts to jeans while driving, the aunty passing by might die of a heart attack or she might molest you.
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Do not chase street dogs in the night.
As opposed to chasing them in the day time?
I thought the dogs did all the car chasing. Is there a vehicle that is best suited for this purpose? Were you ever employed by the City corporation for the same? Or was it a hobby?

How many of your "Do nots" could have been avoided if alcohol was not involved? A ball park percentage would be helpful.
I'm frankly amazed by the experience you have managed to cram into your tenure on this earth. I'm truly jealous of the Wisdom that you have so painstakingly acquired.Really.OTOH, I'm also very grateful that you are sharing all of this so freely with us. I find this advice more useful than learning how to drive FAAAAAST.
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rippergeo : Do not attempt to show off your driving skills to attractive female passengers.
Very true. Very unlikely that she will have an idea of what it takes to drive as well as you can. Not the car atleast .
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rippergeo : How many of your "Do nots" could have been avoided if alcohol was not involved?
@Ripper, pls note : the alcohol would only be the catalyst. It is not responsible by itself for daru-man's varied experiences here on this earth.

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HAHA,
my sweet 16 years on this planet have been fun filled and adventurous

Alcohol contributes to about 50%
opposite sex is liable for 35%
friends responsible for 10%
Balance is all me!!!
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nice thread iceman
1 dont try to clean your spectacles while driving
2. dont remove your shoes when you are wearing old smelly socks . can be a toxic hazard
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If there is a cow/bull blocking the road in front of you do not honk or try to nudge the cow/bull out of the way. You don't know the mental condition of the cow and it may just charge at the car. It has happened to a friend of mine when I was sitting in the passenger seat. He slammed into reverse to escape the cow's wrath.

Somehow I seem to have many incidents with wild animals. lol.
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Do not scratch your lower part. I mean the knees and feet.

OT: Amit I saw your VTEC killer parked in front of Nandini today. Dint have your number bro. Else would have met you.
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Somehow I seem to have many incidents with wild animals. lol.
Sigh - better start on non-veg stuff and maybe your luck will change for the better, granting you more chances with the 2 legged variety of wild things !

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HAHA,
my sweet 16 years on this planet have been fun filled and adventurous
50% discount for Christmas, people!
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I need to add one from my experience.

Do not try resetting the trip meter by putting your hand through the steering wheel, especially while turning.

Many years ago I was driving home for lunch and turned left into the main road in a long smooth curve. Through the steering wheel I saw that I hadn't reset the trip meter after the morning fueling. Without a second thought my right hand flew in through the steering wheel to reset the meter. A second later the car reached the main road and the left hand released the steering wheel, which got jammed in place upon hitting my right hand.

The car continued to turn left. By the time I recovered and stopped, I was parked in 90 degree to oncoming traffic on the left side. God bless the deserted wide roads of US, I got out of it without any damage or penalty.
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Hearsay Evidence Warning.

This driver put his hand out to indicate he was turning.
Dog bit him.
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My two cents(especially to remind me of my personal experiences )

Never fiddle around with too many accessories(read car deck remote,cell,ipod,ciggie et al) especially on the highway.
Don't try and reach for things in the backseat,under your seat etc while driving.
Don't try to adjust the seat position while driving.
No wild things in the car (whatever you're thinking)
No staring at PYTs while driving(looking is fine though).If exceptional then kindly pull over
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normally_crazy : Sigh - better start on non-veg stuff and maybe your luck will change for the better, granting you more chances with the 2 legged variety of wild things !
@N_C, In this case, would you call that a double-bill ? Start one, get the other ?
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Hearsay Evidence Warning.

This driver put his hand out to indicate he was turning.
Dog bit him.
thats is the funniest advice i have read so far!
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