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Old 30th November 2014, 21:57   #106
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Having a constant sense of fear while driving is inviting trouble as you are more focussed about your fear. It generates a sense of conciousness which prevents you from focussing on the road ahead. I don't fear about the odds but rather prepare for the worst, its the instincts which I trust the most and always prepared to expect the unexpected.

Nevertheless, the world is filled with idiots, roads are their playground. Its these players I am afraid of, who are unpredictable, pop out unexpectedly out of a lane, or around the corners disguised as suicidal maniacs, the trucks with their blazing headlights, like a curtain of light, makes it impossible to spot people crossing the road just when you don't want them or a randomly parked truck/car/tractor on the edge of the road covering half of it without any proper signalling. I also fear kids popping out all of a sudden out of narrow by-lanes and a mild fear of a tire burst while doing high speeds.
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I belt up at every opportunity I get but when I have to sit in the middle on the last seat in Innova I don't have the option to belt up sadly. A couple of cars don't have the middle belt in the middle seat also.
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Innova does have lap belts in both middle and last row. you can use them
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Old 2nd December 2014, 20:37   #108
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Innova does have lap belts in both middle and last row. you can use them
Sure they do, I meant our office cabs don't have them. A lot of them have the side seat belts removed too.

I had actually spoken to the Facilities guy about similar things in the very first month of my joining here early this year and the look he gave me told me everything i.e. I'm getting an AC cab in good condition and I should be happy about it.
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Old 2nd December 2014, 22:00   #109
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Being a sitting duck for a moron from the opposite side, overtaking someone at a blind corner. No, I'm not joking, there are many a private buses on Kerala 2-lanes who overtake at corners! So I really fear trying a fast cornering on even my side of the road.

And of course, dings from impatient motorists trying to squeeze in traffic.
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On the chennai OMR, the biggest fear in the crazy traffic is the Barricades that are kept. Sometimes these are straight, sometimes at an angle, and sometimes its fallen on the ground. Most of time this road has more that 4 - 5 lanes of traffic,also there are no prior warnings, and many a times themselves are dangerous or forcing the motorist to take last minute evasion which in turn causes probles for other motorist.

The Company buses, cabs and the volvo buses are menance on such roads.
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Old 3rd December 2014, 11:24   #111
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Actually, my biggest fear, while driving, is a lowly "Tire Burst"!
I have had one in the past, and know the loss of control that ensues, and that feeling of helplessness.
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Actually few of them, not just one
-when overtaking, the vehicle on left drifting to my lane
-superbike (usually TVS 50!) borne guys zooming across the highway, entering from fields
-on 4 laned roads, when I'm on right lane, vehicles from opposite side making a sudden right turn at a crossing
-pedestrians jumping from median onto the fast lane to cross over
and..
-2 flat tyres at the same time (has happened once and we got lucky finding help to fix!)

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Old 3rd December 2014, 11:58   #113
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Mine:

1) What if some moron appears out of nowhere, obviously in the wrong side, near /at a U turn, and I am unable to stop well in time? U.P. bhpians can relate to it immediately. They probably save 2ml of petrol that way...big deal!

2) What if the car doors fail to open, (you know, the emergency we dont want to speak about), when needed...despite this, I don't keep a hammer or a club, in the car!

3) What if I am falsely implicated by a traffic cop, I start arguing and get entrapped in a bigger mess.

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My deepest fear:
Driving on a rainy night on pitch-dark roads and you don't know where the next puddle is and with vehicles coming in the opposite direction with their headlamps in the full beam mode

Closest to the above is riding behind an auto because you never know when they'll turn right/left and when they'll suddenly halt
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Mine:

1) What if some moron appears out of nowhere, obviously in the wrong side, near /at a U turn, and I am unable to stop well in time? U.P. bhpians can relate to it immediately. They probably save 2ml of petrol that way...big deal!

2) What if the car doors fail to open, (you know, the emergency we dont want to speak about), when needed...despite this, I don't keep a hammer or a club, in the car!

3) What if I am falsely implicated by a traffic cop, I start arguing and get entrapped in a bigger mess.
1 - Can't help, and absolutely the prevalent thing in U.P. It's totally lawless out here.
2 - You can either kick out the Windscreen, with your legs (if you are agile enough), or use the Seat Head Rest to smash through the Windows.
3- Leave aside your sense of rationality and morality and make him see reason using those green or pink pieces of paper, depending on how far his irrationality has dipped.
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My biggest fear is getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, the fear comes from the vast library of Slasher movies that I have in my hard drive
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