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Old 11th April 2017, 11:00   #23266
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At 24th second, the car was behind the bike. Till the 36th second, the biker was on the left side of the road giving the cabbie enough space to overtake. However when there is a bus comming from the opposite direction, the biker starts moving to the center of the road .
wooh! I have been watching comments on this particular video for 'really' long. I was albeit controlling myself not to comment with the video very clear showing who was at fault!

For records, I use both bike and cars. If I were the biker, I would have done the same as in the video 'in this particular stretch of road'. Yes, the biker from 24 to 36th seconds was in the left of the road giving enough space for the car to overtake. But as soon as he saw oncoming bus, to avoid getting thrown out of the road, for want of space, if the cab tries to overtake, he moves to middle of his path to avoid any surprise from cab, which he did get.

If you look in simple terms without complicating the if and buts, it was silly of the car to overtake, when he was sure he was not able to go through. The car driver should be thanking his stars for not running over by the bus! Let us imagine, if a car or any other bigger vehicle was at the spot of the bike, would the car still try to over take, you know the answer!

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So basically he invites the cabbie to overtake and then tries to block him by moving towards center of the road on the 43rd second.
He had given enough time for the car to overtake, but the car failed to do so and choose a wrong timing! The other best option with the biker was to get off the road to make way for the car, I don't think it would have been right!

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I expect such nonsense from Cabbies , not from educated people like the bike driver.
I completely don't agree with this. While all 'drivers' are expected follow rules, most of them don't. If I agree that educated follow the rules best, I could be an idiot. For the matter in our IT city of Blr, its mostly the IT folks that drive on the road, yes we all know who jumps the queue, who breaches the lane, who jumps the signal, and all. It doesn't end in the city alone, when they spend the weekends at far of villages, they spread this virus there too!

Driving discipline would come the way you learn driving and earn your licence!
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There are some fresh cracks along that road I hear.



My guess is that the entire length of the metro tunnels has to be heavily reinforced with metal and concrete. If it is like this right now it will be much worse when trains start operating underground.

You are correct. More cracks near Gemini flyover

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Anna Salai traffic goes back to normal 19 hours after cave-in


The road has been restored and open to traffic as per news report in TOI today. Looks like it even took Motorists by surprise
This is great! Good to hear this.
It shows that Chennai definitely has better administration compared to Bangalore. Probably the elected representatives seems to do their job properly and promptly, rather than just making lip services. Bangalore was like that once upon a time, but now....


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I expect such nonsense from Cabbies , not from educated people like the bike driver.
I didn't want to comment earlier as it appeared to be an open-shut case to me.

Whether the biker was at fault moving slightly to the centre, etc is irrelevant, at least in this case. The car driver behaved very rashly at this point and he acted like an idiot. Period.


Having said, that, I felt that your above comment is too sweeping and generic. While, no doubt, cabbies, auto wallas, etc are much more aggressive, I have much higher confidence in their capabilities and I believe they more often than not have better road sense and judgement. Probably, because it is their livelihood as compared to pleasure to the so called educated folks who even though may possess a DL, are really not fit to drive in the highways.

Just peruse this thread itself - the number of fatal or otherwise accidents involving motor cars, lion share would be coming from the so called educated folks who unfortunately have not got the right "education" when it comes to driving.

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But it doesn't mean that the biker is completely innocent.
I continue to think that the biker is completely innocent, but that does not mean that he could not have prevented the accident. With better awareness (use of mirrors etc) and defensive driving, he could.

Yes, it is better to be alive and safe than simple right. My dad told me:
He was right, dead right, as he toddles along,
But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong.
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Early morning accident on NECE road near Bhannerghatta road junction. No idea what happenned but looks like he hit some other truck and then toppled( other vehicle wasn't around) Pics: Accidents in India-20170412_07432201.jpeg
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Happened on 'Mysore Bangalore Road' yesterday, somewhere near Somanahalli.

Apparently a villager tried to crossing the road and the car driver to avoid hitting him had to pull the car towards left leading to a nose dive into paddy field. I was not able to get update on the occupants.

This place has a sharp turn after around 2~3 kms of straight road and immediately followed by a village.
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Mysore Road KRS bypass this morning. No info about the occupants. Bus towards Kerala I guess.

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Mysore Road KRS bypass this morning. No info about the occupants. Bus towards Kerala I guess.
This stretch has been recently paved. Couple of days back, while on this road, I would see most of the vehicles zipping beyond 100 kmph in these narrow roads. This holiday season we may expect more accidents in this stretch unless the traffic police make measures to control speed.

Looks like the driver dossed off!
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...Bus towards Kerala I guess.
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Looks like the driver dossed off!
The steering wheel is twisted badly. The driver must have hit the steering wheel very hard and suffered serious chest injuries. Hope he is alright.

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Maruti Swift axle breaks at high speed



The incident occurred when the owner was on the highway, driving from Coimbatore to Bangalore. He was driving at 80 Kmph near Krishnagiri when he heard a loud blast. Thinking he had a tyre burst, he decided to bring the car to a halt on the side of the road. Cautiously, he somehow managed to stop on the shoulder of the road. Luckily for him, the sudden breakdown didn’t cause any accident.



The owner said that he was advised to change the link rod during his last service, but he didn’t. But a link rod suddenly failing doesn’t cause the entire suspension to get torn apart. The car in question is a 2013 model and has run close to 65,000 kms, according to the owner. The car had also met with a major roll-over accident 3 years ago – It was repaired afterwards and was running fine. The dealer on the other hand, said that this was a wear and tear issue.

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...a link rod suddenly failing doesn’t cause the entire suspension to get torn apart.
Wrong statement by Cartoq. A broken link rod can and does allow the suspension arm(s) to tear away from the chassis mounting point(s), especially at high speeds and on rough roads.
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High speed ... 80kmph.
...and this from a specialist car site?
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Unless the mechanic used the terms interchangeably...

'Link Rod' = Stabilizer Bar Link Rod = Will NOT cause suspension to collapse
'Tie Rod' = Steering Tie Rod = Will collapse

From the pics, it is not clear what broke or came loose. Looks like defective lower arm ball joint from previous incident.

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The owner said that he was advised to change the link rod during his last service, but he didnít. But a link rod suddenly failing doesnít cause the entire suspension to get torn apart.
The link rod is the rod connecting the strut to the lower arm, which if you look at the picture is still intact. Whereas the lower arm seems to have broken and bent. Even the tie end seems to be intact.

Obvious lower arm failure, if you ask me.
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From the pics, it is not clear what broke or came loose. Looks like defective lower arm ball joint from previous incident.
It's very clear that the Control arm(Lower arm in this case) is broken and bent upwards where the ball-joint is supposed to be. That's the main anchoring. So the results is obvious.

Now how this came about is kinda confusing. No other damage is visible in the pic to explain how such a critical damage happened.

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