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Old 2nd March 2006, 22:28   #61
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I agree. It was very nice of Mr Patil, and I applaud him.
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Mclaren, we all would love to hear about ur Insurance experience.
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Mclaren ,i feel sorry for your zen ... but its good to hear that you guys are safe and unhurt ..

Guys,please drive safe and wear your seatbelts ...
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@ Steeroid -- Bro we both know we were joking.. how did i know this guy will crash the next day of me posting the comment.. I am really sorry if Mclaren you think that what ever i tell comes true..

@Mclaren -- Bro i am anyday ready for the night drives.just let the baleno come.. i swear i will not comment on that ..

@ v1p3r -- love your signature..

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good initiative from RNS , good to see such care taken for the customer even today..really nice of Mr.Patil..
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Pleased to read you guys are ok. Cars come and go.

Viper - Sorry to hear about your car. Tough luck!
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Glad to know u guys are safe. Take care.
And everybody, Always wear seat belts .

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Viper - Sorry to hear about your car. Tough luck!
Whose zen was this? I thought it was Mclarens'
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Hey Mclaren,

Sorry to hear about your zen.
Its strange because just 1 day before you had posted this thread i said
"When overtaking a large truck/bus even if its a straight empty road honk. = You never know when there is a bullock cart or motorcycle going slow or parked on the left of the road that you cannot see, and when passing the bus it will try to avoid the bike/bullock kart and run you off the road." in this thread.
(NC, and hrag we can continue the discussion there. (for once NC is taking the less safe approach!))

Im glad you guys are ok. I have a friend who flipped his zen too, (due to the divider!) but the car got away with less damage than this.... no truck involved i guess.

Anyway, you have a new begining (Another baleno added to the TBHP stable ..) so its not as bad is it could have been!

drive safe.
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Pleased to read you guys are ok. Cars come and go.

Viper - Sorry to hear about your car. Tough luck!
Well....they can be mistaken for twins in some respects
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Well....they can be mistaken for twins in some respects
Except for the small matter of a foot in height!
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well- this is the first time i'm using condolences and congratulations in the same breath....

sorry to hear about the zen, mclaren; i'm sure you've gotten over it by now, now that you're ripping the baleno around...congrats on the new purchase...

all's well if it ends well....
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well- this is the first time i'm using condolences and congratulations in the same breath....
Yes, and its time to lock this thread and say RIP Zen.
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Yes, and its time to lock this thread and say RIP Zen.

errr.... make that "RIP McLaren's Zen" pleease!!
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I sure agree with Rehaan that even though we see the empty lane, we must always alert the truck driver by honking before attempting to overtake and not rely on him to see in the right rear view mirror.

I want to share a similar experience. The National highway between Mumbai and Goa is narrow and winding in most places. There was a large container truck moving at a slow speed due to the climb. There was another truck following him. A long line of small vehicles like cars, Jeeps etc began overtaking from the right hand side. I was one among all these cars and inspite of honking before overtaking, the behind truck simply svered to the right almost pushing me off the highway! The behind truck driver did not want to lose his momentum on the climb and wanted to overtake the container truck. He was fully aware of the overtaking traffic in the right lane.
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That is one scary story mclaren.. good that you guys are all fine..

I end up taking the Old Madras road on the way back from ITPL quite often and always found the 1 km stretch around the bridge being the riskiest place.. people keep running across roads, trucks keep changing lanes to get into their appropriate highways. It is pandemonium!

murlidar: I had bad experiences on the Mangalore Goa highway too.. often times, you see a 2 lane road with 2 trucks coming towards you.. And no amount of honking or flashing beams get any of them to give you way.. On a couple of occ***ions, I had to really get off the road and wait for the damn truckers to p***. Buses are generally worse though..

The first time, I was scared like mad as the road was very narrow and it was only by chance that I found some space to get off the road.. but the second time around, I kinda figured I'd have to duck anyways and was better prepared for it..

Wonder when we as drivers will learn to respect others right to exist in this country!
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