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Old 11th October 2017, 19:45   #24811
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I remember having a heated debate with a close friend of mine over helmet rule. They were adamant that first the roads must be improved and if they are good than helmets are not very much required as he is a sane rider. This coming from a guy who is educated. You can guess how many people with the same idea are roaming about and blaming government/others for their own misfortune.
I actually don't really care for the Helmet rule or the Seatbelt rule to be honest. Let's just make things clear though; I wear both. It's just that I feel it is a waste of energy having cops run after and enforce these rules on people who have made a choice for themselves. I'd rather have law enforcement chase after the idiots who cut lanes with no warning, or run around with the high beam on all the time, or have no working tail lights. These are the villains who affect other people's lives with such ignorance, and therefore I feel like these are the ones who need to learn how wrong they are first. Then we can go and take care of a dearest citizens by nannying them about and making it compulsory for them to wear seatbelts and helmets.

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70% of the Indian truck drivers have poor eye sight and the test has been done by NHAI people. Ophthalmologists have done this check up for approximately 700 truck drivers and 70% of them were reported to have poor eye sight and even few had eye sights ranging between 20-30 meter!
Its a viscous circle. I blame high beams for this.
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Old 12th October 2017, 15:47   #24812
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I'd rather have law enforcement chase after the idiots who cut lanes with no warning, or run around with the high beam on all the time, or have no working tail lights.
Also add those who simply start changing their punctured tyres in the first lane (even on expressways). I simply can't believe the dumbness involved in doing that.
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Old 12th October 2017, 21:35   #24813
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This is cctv footage of a bus accident in China, shows how important seatbelts can be, even in buses.

Hope our authorities wake up and make seat belts mandatory in passenger buses. Atleast, people who want to live another day, will start using them.

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I actually don't really care for the Helmet rule or the Seatbelt rule to be honest. Let's just make things clear though; I wear both. It's just that I feel it is a waste of energy having cops run after and enforce these rules on people who have made a choice for themselves. I'd rather have law enforcement chase after the idiots who cut lanes with no warning, or run around with the high beam on all the time, or have no working tail lights. These are the villains who affect other people's lives with such ignorance, and therefore I feel like these are the ones who need to learn how wrong they are first. Then we can go and take care of a dearest citizens by nannying them about and making it compulsory for them to wear seatbelts and helmets.

Its a viscous circle. I blame high beams for this.
Apart from enforcement on the use of helmets and seatbelts, but I agree with you on the rest of what you say.

Indian traffic police will only police when they are stationary and the law breakers come to them. For example: speeding. They stand in one place with the speedguns. Seatbelt, helmet, PUC, documents, etc are checked at stationary checkpoints. They never do policing in motion. There is zero patrolling by traffic police. That's why lane cutters and wrong way riders will never get caught.
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This is cctv footage of a bus accident in China, shows how important seatbelts can be, even in buses.
This video also shows how a non-belted passenger can hurt a belted passenger.
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A deliberate accident in order to steal jewellery from two women.

http://www.thenewsminute.com/article...y-stolen-69863
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A Swift collided with a stationary truck in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh and 4 members of the family lost their lives.
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A Swift collided with a stationary truck in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh and 4 members of the family lost their lives.
Whoa "stationary", really? Seems like quite an impact there,the swift managed to knock that stand still truck, onto its side!
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A Swift collided with a stationary truck in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh and 4 members of the family lost their lives.
Any further details on this accident ? Were they pilgrims from Bangalore visiting Tirupathi ?
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Did a 1000+ kms trip over weekend, trip to Somnath and back via Diu and a some places enroute.

Hyundai Xcent was between Tarapur and Vataman, while Honda city was between Pipali and Fedra.
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...Hyundai Xcent was between Tarapur and Vataman, ..
The car is in such a horribly mangled state, look more like an air-crash wreck than a car wreck.
Possibly could have got sandwiched between two Heavy vehicles or a heavy truck overturned on it perhaps. The way the roof has crumpled suggests the former.

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Old 16th October 2017, 12:41   #24822
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Any further details on this accident ? Were they pilgrims from Bangalore visiting Tirupathi ?
Exactly, they were the pilgrims visiting Tirupathi and were on their way back home. In the news article it was mentioned that all of them were from Tamilnadu.

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In Navi Mumbai, a woman riding a scooter loses her balance and falls in the path of a crane, which runs over her head/upper body.



At a glance, it appears that she lost her balance because of a difference in the level of the road and fell in the path of the crane following immediately behind her. The response of people in the first few minutes is even more scary - no one is willing to even go near her to check if she is alive though many slowed down and a few stopped. The crane driver does not stop to help.
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In Navi Mumbai, a woman riding a scooter loses her balance and falls in the path of a crane, which runs over her head/upper body.
One horrible accident but I squarely blame the Municipality and the the road contractor for this accident. It is clearly evident that she fell because she lost her balance on an un-leveled road. What the hell is the municipality doing? They collect road tax while buying a new vehicle and this is what they give in return.

Also its high time there is a rule for transportation of such heavy equipment. They should be only and only transported on trucks at any point in time and this should include all heavy machines like cranes, earth movers etc. If caught otherwise they should be confiscated and sold as scrap within a month. These machines are not at all something to be driven on normal roads as they are not that agile.
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Also its high time there is a rule for transportation of such heavy equipment. They should be only and only transported on trucks at any point in time and this should include all heavy machines like cranes, earth movers etc. .
How does that matter? In this case, the woman would have been run over by a lorry that is carrying a crane. Isn't it?
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