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Old 3rd May 2006, 16:01   #16
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Where did this happen!??
Glad to know everyone are safe n sound...

PS - There were two Innova accidents last week and the people in it died. So an article was published in a daily newspaper quoting that the Innova isn't a safe car. They have more to write when they get to know abt this...
@Karthik are u talking abt the incident where a family of 4 were burned to death in the innova in which they were travelling. Seems like they were not able to open the door as the central locking failed and they got trapped inside .
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Old 3rd May 2006, 21:46   #17
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Thats one incident..In another accident, the car was burnt i think. Anyways not too sure..but yes the people did pass away
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3rd accident in an Innova here. The pic you guys see if also in kerala.

whose to blame? good roads ? curvy roads? powerful car and reckless drivers? drivers and passengers who doent wear seatbelts?

we do haev very twisty roads here and hence teh accidents liek this.

3100 people died in KErala last year alone with10k injured or so. Roads are becomign superb thanks to the present ministry!
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How come the airbags have'nt popped open?

In any case, when it comes to safety, Toyota, and Honda will comeout on the top. VW and the germans are making a lot of noise about safety, lets see what they will churn out.
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How come the airbags have'nt popped open?

In any case, when it comes to safety, Toyota, and Honda will comeout on the top. VW and the germans are making a lot of noise about safety, lets see what they will churn out.
Itís a base model innova..guess its G1. hence no air bags and if u look at one of the pics, u can see the glass handle to lift and lower the glass.. Thanks to the good build quality and crash test resistance of the innova that saved our dear friendís family!
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That car is a mess...so seat belts do save lifes...guys buckle up...
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for every offece its Rs 100/- (mostly). IMHO fine should b a combination of percentage of vehicle (0.1% for each fine) multiplied by whether the vehicle is commercial or private (2 times for commercial vehicle) multiplied by the drivers age (<25 should b 2 times, 25-35 should b 1.5)

two hypotheticla scenarios.

Maruti 800 - Cost of car : 2,20,000 - Private vehicle - Driver <25
2,20,000 X 0.01 X 1 X 2 = 4,400/-

Mercedes C class - Cost of car : 30,00,000 - Private vehicle - Driver <25
30,00,000 X 0.01 X 1 X 1.5 = 60,000/-

100 rupee fine is peanuts for a mercedes guy. fines should act as solid deterrants as they do in west.

whats ur opinion guys?
Thats a really interesting thought Naveendhyani,

I like the idea, though in the examples you have given (hypothetical ofcourse) the fines are a little TOO scary!

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wow glad to know that everyone is safe..

And rehaan about the fines being too scary dont you think that is the whole point...
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Man, tht would have been one shocking crash! Imagine slamming into a bu at 70kph! Then why exactly did he mail you detailed pics of his crash? Strange.
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Offtopic:
I heard that the speedo gets stuck in case of a crash, is this true?? Cuz if so, it didn't seem to happen in the pix
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Thats a really interesting thought Naveendhyani,

I like the idea, though in the examples you have given (hypothetical ofcourse) the fines are a little TOO scary!
hi rehaan,

thats the whole idea that in ur whole life u dont commit ny mistake again and again. this is the only way it can act as a deterrant. else confiscate the vehicle for 6 months time.

punishing is not the idea, making people not break the rules is.
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I think I saw teh same car today and last day. Its near Kazhakootam, Kollam - Tvm NH road.
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Even the dash is mangled..
I guess it banged near the diesel tank of the bus.... isnt it?
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This is like treating the symptom and not the diesease.
Why do we make large wide highways. So that people can get from A to B faster. That holds true for both goods and people.
Look at america, their economy moves by roads, with speeds reaching 80 miles/hour.
the real solution is to overhaul the motor vehicles act.
Do away with the stupid "bigger at fault" law and bring in strict penalties for people knowingly breaking rules. For example jumping red light and killing someone should not be "simple 2 years jail rash driving charge" but manslaughter as you knew such an act could kill. Same for people who drive on wrong side to save a few hundred meters of driving.
Yup... very true. But till that happens what should people do? Empty rhetorics won't help save lives. Till the changes actually happen I guess it is better to think of our own safety, right? As they say, fend for yourself.
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Man, tht would have been one shocking crash! Imagine slamming into a bu at 70kph! Then why exactly did he mail you detailed pics of his crash? Strange.
@ tribute i only asked him to mail the pics coz i wanted to see how badly it was damaged. It was a brand new car which he had purchased some 2-3 months back !!
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