Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th September 2016, 14:53   #76
BHPian
 
Viv3k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Heidelberg
Posts: 44
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Dangerous Trend : Kids standing & sticking out of Sunroofs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
Yes it is.

10-15 kmph is enough speed to cause nasty injuries to any one who is not in his or her seat and not belted up.

If you love your wife and kid, STOP IT.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeper1941 View Post
It is HIGHLY dangerous. Please stop doing this.

I am surprised that legislation in India is more concerned about mandating rear-parking sensors on cars rather than clamping down on dangerous and inappropriate driving. And how can the police just stand by and let people do things like this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akshay1234 View Post
Well frankly I don't recommend it at all, but if you have to do it, then not on highways whatever the speed. Do it on a private road, or a driveway or a completely empty road, maybe for a couple of seconds. Still not recommended.
Okay, the point has hit home and I don't think we will be doing this while the car is moving. Not going to happen again. Instead, we have decided to part the vehicle enjoy all we want and move on!!

PS: I think many people, like me are unaware of the problems posed (though I knew that emergency braking would cause issues and hence kept the speeds low). We need to educate more people about this because honestly, I have never seen a man put anything ahead of his wife, children and family.
Viv3k is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2018, 20:02   #77
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Purnea (Bihar)
Posts: 5,642
Thanked: 5,648 Times
Default Re: Dangerous Trend : Kids standing & sticking out of Sunroofs!

I was seriously taken aback. A kid and a woman hanging out and the Honda City was weaving a bit too much, don't really know the reason, but..
Attached Thumbnails
Dangerous Trend : Kids standing & sticking out of Sunroofs!-img_20180617_190157.jpg  

Sheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2018, 09:09   #78
Senior - BHPian
 
selfdrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,818
Thanked: 2,498 Times
Default Re: Dangerous Trend : Kids standing & sticking out of Sunroofs!

For all such people using sunroofs to experience the 'wind in the hair' feeling, there is a much cheaper option where you do not end up looking like a moron. Wait, a moron who is trying to show off. Ride pillion on a bike; most of the pillion seats are raised higher anyway. No one will bat an eyelid and you don't need to spend so much money either. It would be really weird to be injured (at best, though much worse could happen) due to the sunroof in a car which most probably has a zillion other safety features to protect you. Cars can only protect against some incidents, not against idiocy.

PS - As these people are brave (stupid?) enough to stick their head out of the sunroof of a moving car, I presume they would not venture wearing a helmet anyway. So 'wind in the hair' guaranteed.
selfdrive is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2018, 12:53   #79
BHPian
 
DuHasstMich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pune,Delhi
Posts: 140
Thanked: 83 Times
Default Re: Dangerous Trend : Kids standing & sticking out of Sunroofs!

Just the other day, saw 2 youngsters 'seated' on the roof of an X3, with their legs dangling in the sunroof. Another one was standing with his neck sticking out of the sunroof.
Amazing India!

On the other hand, is the roof structure for X3 solid enough to handle this or will there be a surprise when they get home?
DuHasstMich is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to avoid sticking parking stickers on the windshield CrAzY dRiVeR Modifications & Accessories 57 10th May 2018 22:22
ARTICLE: Sunroofs. India-specific Use and Maintenance Tips ajmat On owning a car 33 27th February 2015 18:46
Check this out. A dangerous solution to avoid a plane crash clipto333 Shifting gears 17 1st June 2007 13:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:54.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks