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Old 29th July 2011, 15:13   #8866
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Picture of the car in the accident. Got it as an e-mail forward. See the condition of tyres .
Again ,it is common in south india to see cars with bald tires !!

This clearly looks like a head on collision with some HCV.Looking at the damage ,this looks like a high speed impact .This is some really reckless driving on this narrow countryside road
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Again ,it is common in south india to see cars with bald tires !!

This clearly looks like a head on collision with some HCV.Looking at the damage ,this looks like a high speed impact .This is some really reckless driving on this narrow countryside road
It's common to see cars with bald tyres in the whole of India, not just South India.

The accident happened in a stretch of wide enough good road in Kerala. The Alto hit, or got hit by a KSRTC bus. To me, it looks more like an overtaking gone wrong, as the impact is predominantly on the RHS.
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aftermarket CNG cylinder exploded resulting in this at nangloi, delhi.
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aftermarket CNG cylinder exploded resulting in this at nangloi, delhi.
Any more info on the above incident? were the occupants able to escape before the explosion?
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CNG cylinders rarely explode - if it had exploded - the Omni would've been blown to smithereens. Normally its the crap cheap *** piping which does. Does someone have a detailed link?
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Well, was just researching on the net about CNG and if it can be detected via smell in case of a leak and found the below link. Hope this helps!

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Picture of the car in the accident. Got it as an e-mail forward. See the condition of tyres .
I keep coming back to this pic to mourn the victims and remind myself to drive safe.

RIP poor souls

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I have one question. Why do people decorate their broken down vehicle with leaves ?I have seen so many broken down buses, trucks and now cabs having twigs stuck at their backs
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I have one question. Why do people decorate their broken down vehicle with leaves ?I have seen so many broken down buses, trucks and now cabs having twigs stuck at their backs
Just to warn other motorists that their vehicle is broken down and they should pass it accordingly. In simple words, it is replacement for hazard lights in such scenarios.
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Picture of the car in the accident. Got it as an e-mail forward. See the condition of tyres .
The impact in this accident seems to be much more severe than the Bangalore accident where Director Joshi's daughter lost her life. In the case of cars, the crumple zones will be effective only if they collide with another car. But, if they collide with bigger vehicles like bus and trucks, then most of the times it becomes totally fatal.

In this accident, please watch the condition of the front tyre of the car. It is almost thread-less. Using bald tyres in the front is very very dangerous, especially on wet roads.

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I have one question. Why do people decorate their broken down vehicle with leaves ?I have seen so many broken down buses, trucks and now cabs having twigs stuck at their backs
It is as a caution sign, probably Green is better than Red. Jokes apart, it is to catch the attention of other vehicles, especially at night where bunch of leaves could reflect light from all directions.
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It is as a caution sign, probably Green is better than Red. Jokes apart, it is to catch the attention of other vehicles, especially at night where bunch of leaves could reflect light from all directions.
I think, the easy availability of leaves at ANY accident site along with the better visibility in night is the reason. Also, now, it has become almost a 'STANDARD' after using this way for years
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What is to be used in such situations is the Reflective caution triangle supplied along with the vehicle as a mandatory item. But, especially truckers fit it on the front side of their truck.
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hilarious accident video which is doing rounds in facebook and other such sites now

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