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Old 16th September 2009, 17:26   #3511
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What is the fate of the occupants of the car ?
Both front seat occupants were seriously injured and taken away in an ambulance. No idea after that. The car's been there for a few days now, so obviouly no one fit enough to come and claim it.
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Old 16th September 2009, 17:27   #3512
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It is easy to blame others for accident. But why we cannot intiate safer driving practices. Charity begins at home. But in India, what may come there is no thing such thing as SAFETY.
Looks like this guy is trying to enter the book of records or something...
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Old 16th September 2009, 17:37   #3513
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Posting pictures of an accident on the highway while on my way to Nedumbassery airport (Cochin) from Trichur. No one was hurt. This happened some time back. But when I came across this forum, I thought of adding these pictures here.
It seem this long truck just turned left for parking and the car that was following very close rammed into it.
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Old 16th September 2009, 17:41   #3514
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What is the point in buying a car with ABS and airbags, if people are not even using seat belts? Major percentage of Indians drive without wearing seat-belts.
Well in india , th helmet and seatbelt are worn for the police not for oneself.

I have had several instance where i had a co passenger tell me that the seat belt are not mandatory in this state , or cops don't catch us etc when i put on my seat belt . One guy even went ballistic after i put it on saying that "you will kill the joy of driving"
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Old 16th September 2009, 19:34   #3515
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Posting pictures of an accident on the highway while on my way to Nedumbassery airport (Cochin) from Trichur. No one was hurt. This happened some time back. But when I came across this forum, I thought of adding these pictures here.
It seem this long truck just turned left for parking and the car that was following very close rammed into it.
In that case, the impact would have atleast crumpled the bodyshell of the Amby.

IMHO, it appears that the truck just reversed onto the Amby, which was stationery behind it.
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In that case, the impact would have atleast crumpled the bodyshell of the Amby.

IMHO, it appears that the truck just reversed onto the Amby, which was stationery behind it.
No it can't be. If the truck reversed, the Amby would not be squeezed under it. Instead it would have been pushed back even if the handbrake was engaged. On the other hand an Amby braking will dip forward and manage to get under the truck and get stuck like that.
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Forget about being caught! The danger involved is what people in India fail to understand despite the number of accidents taking place everyday. I wonder what it would take for people to understand the nightmare behind an accident. Fines are no good, and death right in front of them will not affect their decision on sitting on the front mud guard of the moped while they face their four brothers perched on the tank and on the back!
To start with I think fines should work or atleast make people aware of it. Repeated violations should lead to cancelling of the license and seizure of vehicles. The concerned department can start this with an awareness program with advertisements in all mediums.
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Old 17th September 2009, 11:54   #3518
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I had been asked by one of my relatives: "Why do we need to wear seat-belts? Even though they have an elastic action, they are so loose. How they can protect us during an accident? Stupid thing and a stupid rule."

He didn't even know that the belts would lock up when it is pulled out quickly - to prevent the occupant from hitting the steering wheel or dash.
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I had been asked by one of my relatives: "Why do we need to wear seat-belts? Even though they have an elastic action, they are so loose. How they can protect us during an accident? Stupid thing and a stupid rule."

He didn't even know that the belts would lock up when it is pulled out quickly - to prevent the occupant from hitting the steering wheel or dash.
As a TBhpian it is our responsible to educate them. Please give them a demonstration of belt locks, take them for a ride with sudden brake.

When such questions were asked to me while insisting to wear belt, i used to scar them bluntly (only when not in the mood to show the demo) that my driving is not perfect, so it will save you in case the car turned like turtle
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Old 17th September 2009, 14:25   #3520
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take them for a ride with sudden brake.
Whoa! One can get a nasty bruise at walking speed!

Which is why I always harp on that city precautions should not be any less than highway precautions.
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smashed up Indica in Bangalore.
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Old 18th September 2009, 02:41   #3522
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Did the Indica roll over? Isn't this close to Badami house/ Corporation Circle?
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It must have rolled over. No idea. Yes its near Corporation Circle.
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^^ Any Idea about the occupants ? Are they safe ?
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Old 18th September 2009, 08:34   #3525
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No offenses meant, but the front of the indica now looks similar to some Citroen or Peugot model (esp. the headlights)
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