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Old 31st October 2009, 10:12   #46
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The thread reminds me of a quote,
" it takes almost 8460 bolts to make an automobile and a nut to scatter it all across the road."
That is a nice one!
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Old 31st October 2009, 10:27   #47
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Does speeding kill? May be
But not speeding does not help either!

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Speeding does increase your chances of death but its not really the sole cause for accidents.

You can be a fast driver and be safe at the same time.

A rash driver will get into trouble irrespective of his driving speed.

Its not the driving speed, but the driving style that causes accidents.

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Akadian,

Feel free to drop by delhi sometime. We will just follow traffic rules and if within 10km, we don't end up almost running over a sloppy pedestrian/cyclist etc - then I'll buy you a soft drink of your choice
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Hi phamilyman,

That is too good an offer to overlook. Next time I'm headed in that direction, I'll definitely give you a buzz but I think there are very slim chances to get that soft drink
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Sujay - Thanks. Lovely article (second one). True 100% - By God ki kasam.

I fully agree with you. I drive the same way.

My minor scrapes have all been at <20 kph when i've been distracted, or assumed the cabbie/moron will not attempt to scrape through. Assume the worst, assign negative intelligence and high speeds are safe enough IMO!


However, this is a sensitive topic and way too many people will shout to make their point/prejudice heard - so I won't say anything more!
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I am in the same situation as you, every single one of my scrapes have been at or close to standstill, and I regularly cross 150, but I will still advise everyone against driving fast, simply because I have seen far too many horrific accidents caused by speeding idiots who shouldn't have been allowed to drive a tricycle.
All valid points, but we need to be responsible drivers here, and differentiate between "safe" speeding and "unsafe" speeding. Also depends a lot on the kind of equipment you got, and how much risk you're willing to take. IMO radar detectors and jammers (where they are legal to use) are another good option against unnecessary speeding tickets, but then again they won't protect you from dangerous or careless driving.

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