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Old 21st July 2017, 10:41   #24091
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Similar incidence to those described in the above posts. The apathy shown by the onlookers left me speechless:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/59692374.cms

Kudos to the Doc who helped him eventually, but by then it was too late

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Old 22nd July 2017, 12:00   #24092
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Yet another accident right in front of my home. NH66 follows a blind 'U' shape here and the section around the bendy part is potholed. Plenty of panic braking every day. As usual, heard tires screeching and saw this:

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The Duster was closely tailing a KSRTC. Around the bend, the KSRTC sharply braked due to the potholes. Apparently the Duster didn't have enough time to react and went under the bus.

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Windshield wasn't cracked. Well done seatbelts! So much for the macho bull bars though.

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This is the red KSRTC ordinary with no under run protection.

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Look who got stuck in Traffic! Had Middle Eastern plates.
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That is a NH?

Been a long time since i took the car out to drive within Kerala. Trains are so much peaceful. My desire to burn rubber is sated on TN highways.

How did the biker get involved?
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Yet another accident right in front of my home. ...
Somewhere in Tirur Vallikkunnu side? The place looks familiar...

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The Duster was closely tailing a KSRTC. Around the bend, the KSRTC sharply braked due to the potholes. Apparently the Duster didn't have enough time to react and went under the bus.
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This is the red KSRTC ordinary with no under run protection.
Duster - 4 tyres, <2 Tons, hydraulic brakes. Driven by an amateur
KSRTC Superfast - 6 wide tyres, ~16 Tons, air brakes. Driven by a professional.

Common sense is all that's needed to avoid tailing a behemoth that has all the braking power you can imagine. But some people have to learn the hard way.
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That is a NH?

How did the biker get involved?
Yup. This is an NH. And believe me this is one of the wider sections around here! There are places where two buses cant pass simultaneously.

The biker was tailing the Duster and nearly crashed into it. He was there to vent HIS anger!

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Somewhere in Tirur Vallikkunnu side? The place looks familiar...
Just outside Thalassery, along the Thalassery-Mahe stretch.

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Common sense is all that's needed to avoid tailing a behemoth that has all the braking power you can imagine. But some people have to learn the hard way.
This kind of behaviour is usually exhibited by bikers. They tail bigger vehicles looking for an opportunity to overtake. This guy may have graduated from 2 wheeler. Old habits
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Ah ok.

Been a long time since i traveled that stretch. Private buses can be a nightmare on those roads. Used to have a shop in Mahe years back so kinda used to drive from Kozhikode to there. It was bad then. I can only imagine how it must be now.
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Look who got stuck in Traffic! Had Middle Eastern plates.
How is this thing road legal? Just being imported and straight from port or something?
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How is this thing road legal? :
Foreign registrated vehicles are allowed for short periods upto 6 months with permission. Eg: Embassy/Consulate vehicles or vehicles passing through the country.
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Happened in Dwarka, NCR.

As per eye witness accounts (maybe inaccurate) - Empty stretch, insane speeds, cow, panic braking, *overturned*.

Car is facing the wrong way. It is on the left carriageway on a divided 4 lane section. Hence, assuming, the turning over story might be true. No idea about occupants.

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That is a NH?
Haha. Welcome to Kerala. This is how majority of NH in Kerala looks like. Undivided two lane roads. Only recently many roads got converted to 4 lane. These narrow roads with many turns & inclines with heavy vehicle density and closer towns make long drives in Kerala tiring. This also causes many head on collisions.

But there are plus success too. You won't hear about many accidents at insane triple digit speeds. Because one simply cannot maintain sick speeds . Moreover, driving is less boring compared to those straight long wide NHs. As a result of which, you'll see less number of accidents due to driver falling asleep (not that it doesn't happen)
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Saw this at the airport today,. Ghastly.

Is there no recourse for such governmental negligence?
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Is there no recourse for such governmental negligence?
Knowing how "Our Capable" authorities work, I can bet my bottom buck that this will be fixed...

..and just as sure as there will be a zillion more that will be un-attended, until the media reports another mishap/death

The problem with Indians mentality is:

Solution exists only for the immediate problem. Foresight/future planning is passť
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Solution exists only for the immediate problem. Foresight/future planning is passť
Came across this other news report of a pot-hole caused death in Delhi:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/d.../1/728291.html

The DCP states that a team is out to nab the accused. I wonder who is the accused here - the tanker driver or the PWD / road maintenance agency.

It's high time potholes should be given the status of a criminal offence. Pothole on the road? Jail the engineer!
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Are headlamps part of this estimate or they were intact. Just curious to know due to a recent experience with my dad's elite i20. Replacement of damaged left hand projector headlamp costed 30k which i felt is steep.
One of the headlamps was replaced, costed around Rs. 19K.
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Came across this other news report of a pot-hole caused death in Delhi:
A similar incident involving a woman biker from Mumbai. She was trying to overtake a truck when she fell because of the pothole and came under the rear wheels of the truck.

http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/m...w/59731105.cms
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