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Old 3rd September 2012, 12:01   #11971
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A santro cab crashed into the white city during heavy rains near Marine Plaza signal. The black city killed a senior citizen near CCI last month. May he RIP.

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Kundapur: Tourist Bus Rams into Bike, Rider Dies on Spot


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Kundapur, Sep 2: A 34-year-old man died after a tourist bus rammed into his bike near Vandse here at around 7.15 pm, Sunday, September 2.


The deceased has been identified as Uday Poojary, resident of Uddinabettu Vandse. Poojary who worked for a construction company was returning home after his work when the accident took place.

Deceased Poojary has left behind his wife and three daughters.

A case has been registered at Kollur Police station

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Kundapur: In a collision between a bus and a motor bike, Udaya Poojary (35), son of Narasimha Poojary who was riding the bike died on the spot at Vandse Chittar, here on Sunday September 2.

Udaya Poojary who was riding his bike and heading towards Kollur from Vandse, collided with a bus coming from the opposite direction at 7:30 pm. Udaya who was severely injured in the head, died on the spot.

Udaya Poojary was working as a Plasterer, he was also undertaking contract work of plastering houses and buildings. The Davangere bus was coming back from Kollur after the passengers had visited the temple and Udaya was heading towards Kollur. The accident took place near Vandse Chittar. According to the eyewitness, the negligence of the bus driver is said to have caused the accident.

It is learnt that Udaya was the only son to his parents. Kollur Police have registered a case, and investigation is going on.
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The Tanker accident had claimed 19 lives as of yesterday night.

But sadly the politicians are quarrelling on whom to blame for the accident than to do the root cause analysis. Unscientific dividers and speed breakers are a major threat in Kerala. Be it famed movie actor, Jagathy Sreekumar's accident or this tanker , the direct cause was the divider. If you are driving for the 1st time in these roads, be extremely careful, cos after a sharp 90 degree turn, you will be face-to-face to a divider, and you need to be extremely lucky enough to escape a head-on with it.

Govt is talking of how to transport gas products without using trucks. They are talking of gas lines. Sadly we live in a Tuglak world still.

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Unscientific dividers and speed breakers are a major threat in Kerala. Be it famed movie actor, Jagathy Sreekumar's accident or this tanker , the direct cause was the divider.
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Govt is talking of how to transport gas products without using trucks. They are talking of gas lines. Sadly we live in a Tuglak world still.
Actually, I think that unscientific road engineering and safe gas transportation are unrelated topics.
Transporting gas in pipelines is, in my opinion, safer and more environmentally friendly than using trucks. So, I will support to any such project.
And as far as badly engineered roads are concerned - the less said the better.
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Be it famed movie actor, Jagathy Sreekumar's accident or this tanker , the direct cause was the divider.
I don't know about the divider being the "direct cause" of the accident. If you drive on these roads as you are supposed to do (drive close to the left edge of the road, move towards the centre only when overtaking, and that too only when you have a clear view of the road ahead, the vehicle being overtaken tells you to do so and you can detect no hazards), then you shouldn't have a problem [not that it is always possible to do all these]. At least in Jagathy's case, his not wearing the seatbelt is considered to be a contributory cause. In the present instance, the consensus (in media) is that the disaster is the result of a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre gone horribly wrong.


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Govt is talking of how to transport gas products without using trucks. They are talking of gas lines. Sadly we live in a Tuglak world still.
Transporting gas via pipelines is a globally accepted safe practice. Not sure why you think it is a bad idea.
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At least in Jagathy's case, his not wearing the seatbelt is considered to be a contributory cause.
I heard the opposite - that he was actually wearing a seatbelt. However, during the accident the seatbelt pressed against some blood vessels on the neck causing low/no blood flow to the brain for a few seconds. This caused the paralysis that he is currently under treatment for.

Of course, he may have been sleeping with seatbelt on and not really in an upright position at the instant the accident occurred.
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In the present instance, the consensus (in media) is that the disaster is the result of a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre gone horribly wrong.
According to the driver of the LPG tanker, the accident occurred when a truck transporting fish overtook the tanker from the left side (since the tanker was occupying the right lane) and swerved towards it abruptly, forcing the tanker driver to attempt an evasive maneuver which unfortunately caused the tanker to flip over.
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According to the driver of the LPG tanker, the accident occurred when a truck transporting fish overtook the tanker from the left side (since the tanker was occupying the right lane) and swerved towards it abruptly, forcing the tanker driver to attempt an evasive maneuver which unfortunately caused the tanker to flip over.
Most of our drivers dont know basics . All vehicles on Indian roads are supposed to keep the right lane empty for faster vehicles to overtake them . No matter what speeds one is at ,the right most lane on a road with dividers is to be used only when overtaking or when taking a right turn .

Now ,if this tanker was overtaken from the left because it didnt give way to the faster vehicle .
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I don't know about the divider being the "direct cause" of the accident. If you drive on these roads as you are supposed to do (drive close to the left edge of the road, move towards the centre only when overtaking, and that too only when you have a clear view of the road ahead, the vehicle being overtaken tells you to do so and you can detect no hazards), then you shouldn't have a problem [not that it is always possible to do all these]. At least in Jagathy's case, his not wearing the seatbelt is considered to be a contributory cause. In the present instance, the consensus (in media) is that the disaster is the result of a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre gone horribly wrong.

Transporting gas via pipelines is a globally accepted safe practice. Not sure why you think it is a bad idea.
Never tailgate a vehicle when overtaking . You never know what is ahead .It could be adivider,a parked vehicle , an animal or even a dug up stretch .Sometimes it could also be another vehicle being driven on the wrong side
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If you are driving for the 1st time in these roads, be extremely careful, cos after a sharp 90 degree turn, you will be face-to-face to a divider, and you need to be extremely lucky enough to escape a head-on with it.
This is also true of many of our flyovers which begin abruptly. I am sure many of us have seen cars that climb on the divider just befor the flyover or crash against it. Maybe due to inability to swerve to one side or last minute change of direction. Could also be lack of proper lighting or reflectors to identify the exact location of the divider in terms of lane width.
The best solution is to drive as if expecting something to pop up from the road surface 20 metres in front of your vehicle.

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Transporting gas via pipelines is a globally accepted safe practice. Not sure why you think it is a bad idea.
Maybe because we expect somebody to pilfer something from a pipeline or cable, be it water or electricity. What if this is done to a gas pipeline?!
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According to the driver of the LPG tanker, the accident occurred when a truck transporting fish overtook the tanker from the left side (since the tanker was occupying the right lane) and swerved towards it abruptly, forcing the tanker driver to attempt an evasive maneuver which unfortunately caused the tanker to flip over.
This was what he told the police upon surrendering. But later when he was taken to the accident spot, he seems to have confessed that he was trying to overtake a tourist bus which resulted in him losing control and the truck hitting the divider. Most eyewitness accounts also points to the same. There are conflicting eyewitness accounts regarding the state of the tanker after it hit the median. Some say it did not topple over, but the tank got separated from the cabin and tilted backwards, resulting in the valve at the rear getting damaged leading to gas leak.

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Actually, I think that unscientific road engineering and safe gas transportation are unrelated topics.
Transporting gas in pipelines is, in my opinion, safer and more environmentally friendly than using trucks. So, I will support to any such project.
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Transporting gas via pipelines is a globally accepted safe practice. Not sure why you think it is a bad idea.
Guys, I support gas pipelines. Im talking about the timing of this idea. The cause of the accident was not a gas pipe line. It was a divider in the wrong place. The knee-jerk reaction of the govts is what i was talking about.

Gas pipe is a seperate subject alltogether and should be discussed and implemented seperately. Instead of talking how to improve road conditions they are talking in terms of getting away with tankers as the only option.
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Finally, a welcome change! After losing three innocent kids, and upon the pressure from the State High court, TN govt. has finally woken up. I dont know how scientific the solution is or to what extent will that be implemented and watched, but I sincerely wish everything is done as it is supposed to be.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...cle3855470.ece

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The formation of a school-level transport committee to look into matters relating to the safe transportation of children and an exclusive parent-teacher association to enable parents to make representations regarding the conduct of drivers and maintenance of school buses, are among the draft rules framed by the Tamil Nadu government to regulate school buses.
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Driver rescued from mangled lorry


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A lorry driver who was trapped inside his vehicle for more than one hour after it rammed a parked lorry, was rescued on Sunday morning. Govindarajan (47) was driving a container lorry with a consignment of aerated drinks from a factory in Nemam towards Puducherry. Around 5 a.m., his vehicle rammed another container lorry. The latter was carrying a load of rolled steel sheets and its driver Chandran had parked the vehicle after one of its rear wheels burst.
As the incident with the wheel occurred at an odd hour, Chandran was told that help would come only on Sunday morning. So, he left the vehicle near the median. Some time later, Govindarajanís lorry rammed the parked vehicle. In the impact, many bottles containing the aerated drink fell on the road and were shattered.
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The cause of the accident was not a gas pipe line. It was a divider in the wrong place. The knee-jerk reaction of the govts is what i was talking about.
I don't believe the divider caused the accident; but if we assume that is true, then the government's reaction of removing it can hardly be called "knee-jerk", is it not? Also, when is a divider a divider "in the wrong place"??

Personally speaking, both the government and the opposition are united in blaming IOCL for this accident. And it is my belief they are spot-on.

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Gas pipe is a seperate subject alltogether and should be discussed and implemented seperately. Instead of talking how to improve road conditions they are talking in terms of getting away with tankers as the only option.
As a matter of fact, one does need to get away from these tankers, or at least mitigate the risk they pose to the general public. The high population density of Kerala makes the collateral damage in case of an accident unimaginable (like in the present case). There are petrol, diesel, LPG, various industrial chemicals etc. all transported in tankers of varying vintage and roadworthiness all over the place.
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Two TV actors killed in Mumbai-Pune expressway accident
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I don't believe the divider caused the accident; but if we assume that is true, then the government's reaction of removing it can hardly be called "knee-jerk", is it not? Also, when is a divider a divider "in the wrong place"??
That divider did not have any reflectors/warning signs. What these idiots did is removing it completely after the accident. It is more dangerous than before now.
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