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Old 3rd August 2009, 09:39   #3016
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Hain!? Wait a minute! Thats not even a tall boy. Thats a sedan, the size of a Lancer/Accent.
Acutally a little bigger than a Lancer/Accent, its a Peugeot 406 and seriously people who dont know how to do a drift shouldnt be trying it out/learning in public streets.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 10:37   #3017
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Old 3rd August 2009, 11:12   #3018
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Acutally a little bigger than a Lancer/Accent, its a Peugeot 406 and seriously people who dont know how to do a drift shouldnt be trying it out/learning in public streets.
On second look, they could have pulled the drift maneuver pretty successfully hadn't it been for the embankment/footpath. The driver miscalculated the whole stunt.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 21:04   #3019
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Hain!? Wait a minute! Thats not even a tall boy. Thats a sedan, the size of a Lancer/Accent.
Yes, and that's not even India. My point, you can screwup in any car, doesn't have to be a tall boy.
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Yet Another Theory on the "drift"

That even looks to be a fork rather than a turning. Why would the driver want to go sideways down it?

I wonder if a last minute decision to take the left fork, not even a very sharp turn, might not have turned to disaster because of ice, or oil. or even loose gravel on the road?
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Yet Another Theory on the "drift"

That even looks to be a fork rather than a turning. Why would the driver want to go sideways down it?

I wonder if a last minute decision to take the left fork, not even a very sharp turn, might not have turned to disaster because of ice, or oil. or even loose gravel on the road?
He's definitely trying a drift. Why else would he have a cameraman?
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This is what i saw on my way to Agra. The truck went off the road and was resting in the small nallah.
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Yes, and that's not even India. My point, you can screwup in any car, doesn't have to be a tall boy.
You can screw-up in any car. Even F1 cars have flipped after their wheels dug in sliding into the gravel. In this case, the car flipped 'cause it hit the curb otherwise it wouldn't have. But that's not the point. Point is to know the limit of the car and trying a drift at 80kmph in loose sand seems to be way over the limit as the (WagonR) driver found out.
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Here's one wrecked piece from Chengalpet.
This is absolutely shcoking. From the initial pic of the front, there was no way, I could recognize that it was the Innova.
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Saw this when crossing Trichy yesterday morning!!
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Ouch! Ohh! and thats a guy checking the underbody of the Skoda! I thought for a moment there still was a man trapped under it. Did this happen at night ? There is no indication of a divider starting whatsoever.
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Pity the samplings have to grow again.
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Saw this when crossing Trichy yesterday morning!!
Maybe the headlights were turned off and hence the driver didn't see the 'gap' in the divider.
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Did this happen at night ? There is no indication of a divider starting whatsoever.
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Pity the samplings have to grow again.....
Thats a very very sarcastic comment diabloo, but yeah, on a lighter note, that part of the divider needs attention from the gardener. . If this had happened in the early hours of the day, the driver might have switched off the headlight, but any idea of the actual reason for this?
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Pity the samplings have to grow again.
Maybe the headlights were turned off and hence the driver didn't see the 'gap' in the divider.
Or possibly the poor guy was blinded by lights from an oncoming vehicle, and thanks to no reflectors on the divider, he went onto it. Seriously, why would he switch off his headlights and drive?!
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Maybe the headlights were turned off and hence the driver didn't see the 'gap' in the divider.
Maybe he was blinded by an oncoming Honda

But seriously what logic was that ?!

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