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Old 26th November 2014, 08:24   #16726
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I think the front car passed as if the man doesnt exit? The man appeared AFTER this front car passed?
Oh comeon guys!
Click on the youtube bar on that video and watch it on youtube in full-screen.
All those who are saying "The man appeared out of nowhere" or "He doesn't loook like the REAL thing" will get their answers.
It's pretty clear when you watch it in full-screen pausing between frames.

Hence proved, he is not a ghost.

Sorry, but I had to reply just because I saw the same type of replies being repeated over and over again.
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Old 26th November 2014, 09:14   #16727
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The swift driver was the reason I overtook from the left ! He wasn't giving way and was either blocking me or speeding up whenever I tried to overtake him.

This was just fluke that I didn't hit him. Had I been slower , I wouldn't have been able to swerve and avoid him , had I been driving on the left lane , maybe I would have hit him for sure.
You must thank your stars that person was dressed in white. Imagine if he was a ayyappa swamy devotee dressed in black trying to cross the road.
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Old 26th November 2014, 11:03   #16728
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This morning there was an accident on the 200 ft road at Thoraipakkam towards Chennai one from Kamakshi hospital less than a km from the Kamakshi hospital intersection. The Bike guy had injuries to his chin and jaws. The innova had its rear glass shattered, not sure if it was broken as part of the impact. Any more information on the accident?
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Old 26th November 2014, 13:54   #16729
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This morning there was an accident on the 200 ft road at Thoraipakkam towards Chennai one from Kamakshi hospital less than a km from the Kamakshi hospital intersection. The Bike guy had injuries to his chin and jaws. The innova had its rear glass shattered, not sure if it was broken as part of the impact. Any more information on the accident?
As per the above description, I guess the biker might have rear-ended the Innova. Hence, the injuries to his chin and jaw.
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Old 26th November 2014, 14:08   #16730
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Yet another accident this morning at Nantoor Junction, Mangaluru.

I had reported a couple of earlier incidents at the same spot in the forum:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post3454522

This is the third time this year and this time it claimed two lives.

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Still authorities don't seem to be interested in providing a solution to this busy and ill planned junction.
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Old 26th November 2014, 14:18   #16731
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As per the above description, I guess the biker might have rear-ended the Innova. Hence, the injuries to his chin and jaw.
Thats what I thought, but would the impact be strong enough to shatter the rear windscreen. Unless, upon impact he flew from the bike and hit the windscreen. I dont think, he was in a position to fight back to break the screen in anger, and did not see a mob around as well.
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Old 26th November 2014, 15:42   #16732
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This is one messy roundabout . Usually its these private buses that are the main culprits . Dunno why is it so difficult for the cops to reign them in !


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Still authorities don't seem to be interested in providing a solution to this busy and ill planned junction.
Immediate solution would be to have a signal if its not there by now and a long term solution is to have an overbridge on the highway .
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Thats what I thought, but would the impact be strong enough to shatter the rear windscreen. Unless, upon impact he flew from the bike and hit the windscreen. I dont think, he was in a position to fight back to break the screen in anger, and did not see a mob around as well.
The injuries he suffered show it all. The biker must be doing good speeds and his face must have kissed the rear glass of the Innova. Injuries to his chin and jaw are a result of not wearing a HELMET.
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Two wheel rider, should thank his stars!

http://ishare.rediff.com/video/enter...-video/9934544

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Old 26th November 2014, 21:51   #16735
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Let me quote my experience...

Sometime in 2013 apr/may cant recollect
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Dont worry about a car seat cover or a carpet, they can be dry cleaned and hose dried, but when you go home in the evening to your wife and innocent toddler who asked "dada how was your day, what did you do?" - Its kinda difficult to say "I watched someone bleed to death"...
Great job sir. You have earned yourself lots of good wishes. Hope this becomes a larger phenomenon.

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This is one messy roundabout ... Immediate solution would be to have a signal if its not there by now
Elsewhere in the world, a roundabout is considered an upgrade from a signaled intersection. Here in India, things regress. Pity, really.
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I doubt that. None of the car manufacturers mention this anywhere, not in their manual nor by way of any warning stickers. Airbags do work in conjunction with seat belts in providing safety but I don't think they get deactivated if seatbelts are not worn.

Also if airbags were linked to wearing seatbelts it just makes is very easy for car companies to say "you did not wear seatbelt, so our airbags did not deploy". How can one provide proof of having worn seatbelts?
I think modern cars have sensors (weight based) placed in the front passenger car seat which can detect whether it is empty or an adult or child is occupying the seat. If it is empty or a child sitting there, the SRS (Supplimentary Restraint System) airbag on the passenger side will NOT be deployed. Keep in mind, the sensors can be "fooled" by keeping heavy objects on the passenger seat. Just note that in such cases the airbag will be deployed and one will incur unnecessary repairs and replacement costs.
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Studies indicate that roundabouts are safer than traffic signals. Key advantages listed are lower speeds, no "beat-the-light" syndrome, one way travel along a curved path which avoids T-bone and head-on collisions. But roundabouts are not the perfect solution for every intersection, especially if the traffic includes heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.

With roads getting better and better , I think majority of the accidents happening in India now a days can be reduced if the drivers
a) exercise some degree of self restraint.
b) develop road sense.
c) understand the limitations (more than the capabilities) of their vehicle.
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Studies indicate that roundabouts are safer than traffic signals. Key advantages listed are lower speeds, no "beat-the-light" syndrome, one way travel along a curved path which avoids T-bone and head-on collisions. But roundabouts are not the perfect solution for every intersection, especially if the traffic includes heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.

With roads getting better and better , I think majority of the accidents happening in India now a days can be reduced if the drivers
a) exercise some degree of self restraint.
b) develop road sense.
c) understand the limitations (more than the capabilities) of their vehicle.
No.

Simply tighter and more instant fines.

People dont drive nicely in california because its fun to do, but because if you break the law, things get ugly and expensive really quick.
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Oh comeon guys!
Click on the youtube bar on that video and watch it on youtube in full-screen.
All those who are saying "The man appeared out of nowhere" or "He doesn't loook like the REAL thing" will get their answers.
It's pretty clear when you watch it in full-screen pausing between frames.
The guy was perfectly camouflaged. The white shirt had a background of the illuminated parts of the truck and the dark trousers had the background of the dark parts of the truck and the road. Even the waistline pretty much coincided with the light and dark parts.

I put it down to freaky coincidence and take it as a lesson.
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