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Old 24th April 2006, 17:53   #16
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Suman, good thing you did not oblige the stupid a****** by playing along with him or getting into an altercation. But, to be honest, I can't say that I would have been as mature, if I was in a similar situation.
Anyway, take care, buddy.
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:42   #17
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Wow! Hats off to you Suman. Frankly speaking I probably would have failed the test of self-control had I been in your place.

The other day I ended up in a major altercation with an APSRTC bus driver who was driving like a maniac, bulldozing his way through and trying to side-sweep anything on his way. Everyone was so scared... they were all honking in protest and desperately trying to move out of his way. This in the huge morning rush hour traffic. The bugger did that thrice with me. Once he overtook me from the left almost sidesweeping me in the process, then stopped ahead on the left and as I was passing by him just took off almost getting on top of my car in the process and then finally on a red signal in his effort to jump the signal went to the extreme left, almost getting on the narrow low footpath and came so close to my car that I was praying that the a**hole doesn't scrape my car, honking all along. Then as he stopped (he could not make a scooterist ahead to budge to let him jump the signal) I got down and caught hold of the guy. The b**t**rd that he was he threated me with he will do whatever he feels like and that I should ensure that I am not around his bus or else... and then when he could not make me back off he took out the long rod they use to jack up the bus to change wheels and jumped down!!! Just imagine my surprise.... a government servant on duty... and to top it all the conductor came down and said that they will ensure that I am put behind the bars for assaulting a government servent on duty. I was like assaulted, what the heck! But then I could hardly say much as the signal had opened and ppl were honking impatiently.

I know to retain control like you did is something that is really difficult to achieve. On the road my temper is always on a short fuse because of these morons. Though I try to keep control. In fact I recently realized that if I listen to light and calm music it really helps. As my wife says, "your swearing seems to almost vanish"... it helps
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Old 25th April 2006, 11:52   #18
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Shuvc, Aditya, Ryder, SB & Zappo, thanks for your posts, to be honest I was surprised myself and thought back later and said "what the heck, I'm finally getting old". That said, knowing myself, I think the restraint was more because some sixth sense told me the guy was a nutcase and the kids were in the car and also because it was early morning and you start the day a little fresh & stress-free so I guess my tolerance level was higher......dunno. Had it been the middle of the day or evening and had I been in the Ikon, who knows, I would have probably exhibited total lack of control and maybe rammed the b*****d!

Zappo, I'm shocked to hear about your experience buddy! This is so typical in our country....might is right and then they get aggressive when you tick them off and hide behind their uniforms and talk about being government servants! Bunch of rogues if you ask me, thank God you're OK.....and yes, music does help
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even if u have ur adrenaline pumping up its better to avoid "road rage" even if the guy is weak as its good driving habit.

being in india with a daily dose of such maniacs requires alot of patience. Keep it up Suman!
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Old 25th April 2006, 14:18   #20
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There is a maniac on Bangalore roads too - who takes off on the narrow streets close to my house (off New BEL road) way past midnight revving his car all the way. The other day he crashed into another car; could not make out much due to the trees in front of my house and i could hear a car revving madly (he reversed a bit to get away), but it was very late and by the time i got to the window, i could only see a car driving off. The people in the other car were cursing him like mad and it appeared that one of the doors was stuck due to the impact.
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Old 25th April 2006, 14:18   #21
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These morons who drive Autos and State Transport buses behave so rudely. They will be at fault, but have the guts to shout back at us! And then all the other morons would soon join together and make a ruckus and tell the world that it was our fault.

Suman, the best you could have done is to call the Police Control Room Ph:100 and tell them that the vehicle with Reg No XXX with a brief desc is let loose on the Road. Nowadays the Traffic Police are equipped with Walkie-Talkies, the message is soon flashed to all the Traffic Cops & they can intercept the vehicle in the next junction. But I guess this incident happened at 6 AM in the morning, so am not sure if some Traffic cops are on duty that time.
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Old 25th April 2006, 16:01   #22
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But I guess this incident happened at 6 AM in the morning, so am not sure if some Traffic cops are on duty that time.
They are never around when needed....they were there this morning though flagging down some bikes and making quick money on the side!
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Old 25th April 2006, 18:50   #23
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I doubt if the PCR - 100 would work ... i was once coming back from work at around 11ish at night in a qualis, i was driving myself... near maharani bagh chowk i see a creamish corrolla scraping a m800's rear bumper and swaying left and right as if the driver had fallen asleep, or as if the car was stolen and the driver didn't care. i had to go straight into the DND-toll bridge and i did that this same corolla guy came from my left and hit my right rear tyre though nothing happenned i stopped my car in front of his car and got off to look *** was happenning and to my shock the driver (looked like a businessman) was drunk he was infact about to sleep off and he was accompanied by his office runner or so. The corolla guy seeing me revved his engine as if saying get out of my way .. oh i was so pissed ... anyways i got back into my qualis (my office vehicles got 4 of them) and then i see the corolla pass me by and again tail gating a wagon-r entering the toll-bridge ...wagon-r guys stopped to check what happenned ...i dialled 100 from my cell and informed the person on duty .. this corolla went and stopped beneath the overpass (still in delhi territory for the cops) i was waiting behind for the cops to show up ... no one showup for 20 mins inspite of the fact that i told them bout this guy hitting 3 cars. Anyway it was getting late so i started moving towards noida then after crossing the yamuna bridge speeds were around 80kmph i see this car coming fast from behind and to my horror it was the same corolla he bloody came so close to me that i had to actually move two lanes across just to avoid being hit, this was it i just slammed the accelerator and managed to get ahead of him at the toll gate and i didn't move my car from there and complained to the toll gate assistant they got the crane and tow vehicles with sirens and escorted him to the headoffice and i left for home

next time i'll ram him into yamuna for sure !!
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hey does the white tuscon have body coloured bumpers and side beadings.
@aZa:dont do that....tk him out of the car and just throw him in.....wats the cars fault!!!

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Hats off to you Suman...for showing tremendous patience and presence of mind...I definitely would have gone after him don't know the final outcome ...
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Really good stuff man. I dont kno how u kept ur cool in such a situation. I wud have blown my lid off.

Btw have faced ppl like this.. they're fine cruising at a speed.. but when u overtake them they get all huffed up.
Some dude one day did this so i slowed my car down. n to my surprise he slowed right in front of me n then braked hard.

It pissed me off so bad that i wanted to do the same to him. But then i thought what if he hits me. Sense prevailed n i took a different road from him.

Peace out.

PS: honestly man when i read the post heading i thought u wud have written somthing about me. I was so so worried that i'l be the bad guy with tbhp as the judge.. but all cool now.. WHEW.
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Old 26th April 2006, 10:04   #27
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PS: honestly man when i read the post heading i thought u wud have written somthing about me. I was so so worried that i'l be the bad guy with tbhp as the judge.. but all cool now.. WHEW.
Why on earth did you think that?! Do you zip down that stretch very often? See ya sometime then as its almost like my second home these days what with the distances from Gurgaon I always seem to be on the MG Road forever & ever, LOL!

Hellspawn, yup, body colored bumpers, not 1000% sure about the beadings though but I think they were there.....do you know the owner?

Siddharth, I think you've aptly summed up the PCR situation - and, as you know, its unlikely they would have come to that stretch of road unless they were hanging around close by anyway! That was a good thing you did, b****r had no business being behind the wheel with that much of fuel inside him!

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Ya i go to those places Reasonably often.(But u'l find me at the malls more often)
And to clarify i do drive fast.. but no way in hell do what the dude in Tuscan did.

And guys guess what.. My temper got the better of me today.

My left RVM was hit 2 times on ring road today. First time i said to myself "Its bound to happen... Bikers cant control their urges to squeeze in the gaps."

I jst gave that guy a cold glare as i passed him. Then later stopped the car n pulled the RVM in place.

The second time it happened i lost it. I mean *** cant these guys wait for one second.
I chased that guy down easily.. made him stop by the roadside.. then mouthed some profanities.. n finally made him pulll my RVM in place.

Felt a lot better after that.
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I chased that guy down easily.. made him stop by the roadside.. then mouthed some profanities.. n finally made him pulll my RVM in place.

Felt a lot better after that.
Good for you, sometimes its needed!
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Yeah though i dont usually loose my cool. But sometimes i do.. after all theres a limit to how much u can absorb other ppls recklessness.
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