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Old 13th October 2005, 17:01   #16
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Of course, it involved a few hours of inconvenience to me till I got the copy of FIR in my hand. The rest of the story is the normal process of insurance claims using the strength of FIR.

Few hours of inconvenience for FIR + a few days of inconvenience for repairs + money lost for repairs apart from insurance + no claims bonus lost + extra costs incurred due to unavailability of the car = lot of frustration!

All this at no fault of urs!

Why cant the heavy vehicles stay on the left hand side of the road. BEST drivers are the most irresponsible when changing lanes. At times i have seen trucks and private busses are more disciplined while driving.
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Old 13th October 2005, 20:04   #17
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The attitude of 2 of our government organisations, the cops and BEST is what we should be concerned with. Lets not bother about whether the victim was an actress or whether she wanted publicity. She was sent on a wild goose chase because she was a unknown actress and both the cops and the BEST driver thought they were dealing with a ordinary person like us.
Anyway the point is whether any action will be taken against the cops and the BEST driver. The whole article talks about the attitude of the driver but why are mid-day and the actress not talking about the poor response of the cops to the situation? I would be impressed if mid-day followed up on this story and ensured that higher authorities took some action against the cops on duty that day and the driver. Sadly, we know this wouldn't happen. The incident got some publicity. Mid-day used the actress to fill up space in it's paper. The guys at mid-day can do a lot more but even they are looking at this incident as merely a story. That is why the state of our country will never improve.
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Old 13th October 2005, 22:47   #18
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Hey guys and gals,
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Most of these "pretty" drivers are as "good" in driving as men
My statements have always been politically correct... any conclusion of 'pretty' to a particular gender is purely imaginary interpretation!
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I think you're trying to conclude that pretty and driving dont go together
Do you believe this actress could improve her looks just by improving her driving skills?!

Let's construct a Boston Matrix of BEST Drivers (Bad/ Good) vs 'Pretty' Bad/ Good Drivers:
Bad BEST Driver: BBD
Good BEST Driver: GBD
'Pretty' Bad Driver: PBD
'Pretty' Good Driver: PGD

BBD+PBD= Hell/ WWF show
GBD+PBD= Jackie Chan movie (Please note: I'm not saying 'a TV soap')
BBD+PGD= Bamiyan/ Beauty and the Beast
GBD+PGD= Raymonds fabric ('Feels like heaven')
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Old 3rd November 2005, 15:03   #19
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Hey, yet another beauty and the BE(a)ST...! See http://ww1.mid-day.com/hitlist/2005/october/121087.htm
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Hey, yet another beauty and the BE(a)ST...! See http://ww1.mid-day.com/hitlist/2005/october/121087.htm

the article mentions the car as " TATA Innova" ...just read a thread about when the journos will get their car facts right ???


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the article mentions the car as " TATA Innova" ...
When a BE(a)ST kisses, it's indeed TATA (Bye Bye) Innova...!
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In general all the Govt. organisations suck, their attitude itself is not good.
This incident also will just become another story and no action will be taken against them.
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In general all the Govt. organisations suck...
Huh... when did the beauty join the govt?
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Well,
the problem lies in only one area.
RTO driving tests.
A person who fails to get a license in the U.S.A 100 times will get one here for 100 bucks.
The RTO need to take proper test and public vehicles like autos, cabs and buses should always be the first ones suspect.
Oh and they should replace the PAL Padmini Taxi's bumpers.
Had to replace Palio's front bumpers becaus of them.

Simplest Solution -
Buy a Gun an a license to kill.
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Hey there ,

I would like to disagree with your statement , and would appreciate if you take it back .
I do agree that yes some women drivers are not that comfortable behind the wheel and at times act and drive like fools, but that figure is way way less compared to that of Boys and Men .

I am sure you would Agree .

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I do agree that yes some women drivers are not that comfortable behind the wheel and at times act and drive like fools, but that figure is way way less compared to that of Boys and Men .

I am sure you would Agree .
but statiscal figures are based on the fact that there are "WAY WAY" more male drivers than females... hence your point is not valid ..

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ok to set this record straight....

1. male drivers tend to have more accidents than female drivers.
2. male drivers tend to be more over confident and take more risks
3. men do have a better spatial sense than women (men were hunters, women were gatherers) but this also breed over confidence.
4. men drive more than women and ae more liable to lapses in concentration.
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Turbo_Lover --- AWW , come on i am sure you could have come up with some thing better than this reply. I agree the number of men driving is more , (See women are smarter , they let some one else do the driving and take the blame. )
But still i am sure leaving the stats behing you will agree with what i said .

Navin - Thanks buti will disagree with one point what you mentioned .
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Women are more patient then Men and thats one of the reasons why they have fewer accidents. Also, many men are over confident idiots. We cannot take the Indian environment as a sample as unfortunately not many women drive in India even today. In western countries too the ratio of women getting into accidents is far less then men. And we all agree that the proportion of women driving in the west is way more then India.
I would say, we should bring a few thousand expert indian men drivers to a western country and let them see the way women here drive. If they have any self respect, I am sure a few hundred will at least commit suicide!
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But still i am sure leaving the stats behing you will agree with what i said .
hey ..i aint no sexist ..jus had a few bad experiences( you know when your whole life flashes by front of your eyes and you see the faces of all your loved ones ?) sitting next to women drivers ...

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