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Old 2nd August 2010, 14:34   #6541
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in our Getz, this is a standard feature - i have to depress the clutch pedal to start the car. it won't start otherwise. nice safety feature IMO. not sure of the other Hyundai's have this feature.
MY Elantra also requires depressing of clutch to start the vehicle but my brother-in-law's Santro does not.
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MY Elantra also requires depressing of clutch to start the vehicle but my brother-in-law's Santro does not.
hey, we've a Hyundai family here!

i think in my father-in-law's Accent this feature is missing. not sure because by default i depress the cluck when i start his car, will check.

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The Ritz in the last page doesn't seem to be a parking accident. Moreover I can see a small tree trunk under it. Maybe someone forgot to slot in reverse and pressed the gas.
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Saw these old gen safari and a linea at the workshop some time ago.
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Default 8 of a family killed in accident near kanchipuram

There is a report in TOI of an accident where 8 members of a family where killed. It says 15 where travelling in a Sumo and it collided with a lorry. The cause of the accident is not known yet.

here is a link: 8 of K'taka family killed in Kanchi accident - Chennai - City - The Times of India

dont you think 15 in a sumo is not a right way to travel.
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dont you think 15 in a sumo is not a right way to travel.
Of course yes.

I wonder why many accidents happen to Pilgrimage vehicles? Is it bcos of long journey, overload, night travel or all of these?
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There is a report in TOI of an accident where 8 members of a family where killed. It says 15 where travelling in a Sumo and it collided with a lorry. The cause of the accident is not known yet.

here is a link: 8 of K'taka family killed in Kanchi accident - Chennai - City - The Times of India

dont you think 15 in a sumo is not a right way to travel.
Terrible news! I agree 15 should not be travelling in a Sumo. But lets accept the facts. It happens everywhere in India. For some, they cant afford a bigger vehicle. Its very debatable when it comes to safety. However, this accident seems to be a driver error and in my opinion has nothing to do with overloading.
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Saw these old gen safari and a linea at the workshop some time ago.
The linea,it seems to have gone under a lorry.
Has anyone noticed the bars being welded onto the behinds of trucks nowadays to prevent the pillars of cars being the first point of impact?
absolutely shoddy!
3 point weld to hold that bar!
I think that bar would kill more people!
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However, this accident seems to be a driver error and in my opinion has nothing to do with overloading.
An overloaded vehicle might respond to driver inputs differently. For example the stopping distance might be more due to the increased momentum.

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Saw this on the Leh-Manali highway. The Innova taxi had rammed into an oncoming truck at a blind curve.
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Default another case of overloading and high speed drving.

here is another case where in a overloaded M800 meet with an accident and there where 4 casualities. This incident involved an Octavia overtaking another vehicle and raming head on with the overloaded M800.
Case of recless drving and overloading.

link: The Hindu : States / Kerala : Five killed in accident at Kilimanoor

here is a link to the video of the sumo accident where 8 died: Eight killed in road accident near Chennai-News-Videos-The Times of India
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Very sad. I saw the news today morning that it happened in heavy rain.
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Has anyone noticed the bars being welded onto the behinds of trucks nowadays to prevent the pillars of cars being the first point of impact?
absolutely shoddy!
3 point weld to hold that bar!
I think that bar would kill more people!
It is illegal to drive a truck w/o a rear bar. This prevents low slung cars to go under the trucks and chances of death and injury minimizes. It will still kill people if seatbelts are not worn.
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It is illegal to drive a truck w/o a rear bar. This prevents low slung cars to go under the trucks and chances of death and injury minimizes. It will still kill people if seatbelts are not worn.
Yup, that is exactly what i said.if the car goes under the truck, the collision bypasses the primary crumple zone, and generates full impact in the a-pillar.and, then it doesnt matter if youre wearing seatbelts or not.the trucks loadbay will go through those pillars like a hot knife through butter.guess which delicate piece will be next.My point was, the bars which these trucks use, are a jugaad, a way to avoid getting a ticket.once a car hits these bars, it just comes off of its tiny point-welds, and after that its just like a high velocity shell.
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My point was, the bars which these trucks use, are a jugaad, a way to avoid getting a ticket.once a car hits these bars, it just comes off of its tiny point-welds, and after that its just like a high velocity shell.
Ohh I thought you meant why have these in the first place. Yeah if these are welded for namesake then it is as good as not having them at all. When will we learn about valuing other's life or property.Hearts of stone.
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