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Old 12th December 2006, 11:30   #31
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I agree totally with you Tsk but i am also a vey regular user of our highways.And it is nice to see a small amount of change in the way people are using four lane highways. From my experience I have noticed almost all the lorries normally stick to the left lane. But yes there are occasinally idiots who will do extremely irrational things. My only point in mentioning the left side overtaking is that LC could have waited till the both his car and the slow jerk in the fast lane had cleared the bike before trying his overtaking. I am extremely careful when an overtaking involves things like rickshaws, bikes and bullock carts only because these vehicles turn without absolutely any consideration for who or what is behind them. We all know what are highways are like and that is all the more reason for us to be more cautious.

PS: And I dont get the point in doing 120kmph cause whatever you do the best average speed you can get in our indian conditions is anywhere from 70 - 80 kmph. I find a cruising speed of 90- 100 very comfortable. But that is just me.

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Old 12th December 2006, 11:36   #32
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Just o clarify, n FIR is required if a 3rd party damage or injuries are involved, then it gets messy with the cops
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Old 12th December 2006, 11:46   #33
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That is not really a good idea. I am sure that's what Sidhu and his friend tried to do in 1988, but one punch in the wrong place can complicate things way beyond your control.
Consequences of road rage:

From an incident covered by cnn-ibn
Gurgaon SSP Hanif Qureshi said, “Initially, it was reported by the eyewitness as an accident. Later investigations revealed that he was dragged and hurt, so we put Section 307. But now, it amounts to murder, so it is Section 302.”


Road rage claims Gurgaon doc's life

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Old 12th December 2006, 11:48   #34
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Hey LC, really sorry to hear about the accident but GLAD that you are OK. Sad to see those pics, I can imagine how you are feeling about the damage to the car, but cheer up - its repairable.

This is not the time for compliments but I cannot help say this - the car has done its job well as far as protecting you is concerned , I've seen a LOT WORSE at lower speed accidents in other vehicles. Good old Ford solidity I guess.
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Old 12th December 2006, 11:49   #35
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Now apart from the biker,who switched lanes without using his mirrors[if it was there in the first place],the slow car hogging the speed lane[the right most lane] is to be equally blamed.On our indian highways you come across so many such instances where people dont switch to the left lane for letting other cars overtake safely.We have to put ourselves in a very dangerous position and overtake such people which can be disastrous at times.When will these drivers learn to let others pass.
I agree with you. But note that here the biker switched lanes from left to right, possibly just as LC was switching from right to left to thread the gap between the biker and the car ahead. It is quite possible that in the fraction of a second in which the biker may have glanced at his mirror, there was nothing visible to him. Of course if I were the biker, I would refrain from making sudden lane changes, but many bikers in my experience are irritating pests who cut across and expect you to brake to avoid hitting them.

Since a bike is involved, I would guess that he was unlikely to be doing above 70-80 kmph. So as I pointed out in my previous post, LC's overtake speed of 120 kmph was probably a touch too high, leaving him no options to abort the overtake. Even on the six-lane Mumbai-Pune Expressway, with wide margins available, there have been many moments when I have felt extreme discomfort while going past slow-moving vehicles (70-80 kmph) at speeds in excess of 130 kmph. The possibility that some moron will suddenly cut into my lane is always on my mind.
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Old 12th December 2006, 11:54   #36
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Glad to know you are safe and sound...

i drive very often to bangalore and most irritating are the bikers and trucks... especially when they are approaching you in the fast lane on the wrong side of the road.... oh yeah i almost forgot... there are some freak's who stick to the fast lane doing 40kmph and expect you to overtake from the left...

i feel so tempted to carry a bagful of pebbles or rotten veggies to hurl at them

lucky for you there weren't any such maniac's on that stretch....

all the best with ur insurance claim and do take care.... drive safe dude... anticipatory skills and reflexes at their peak is a necessity on our indian roads...

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Thanks God, You escaped without any major injuries.

Anything over 90kmph is not advisable in our roads. High risk is involved at speeds like 120 kmph & whatever skills you may have, chances are there that you may end up losing your control at those high speeds. One can be only lucky till he/she faces such situation.


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I thought if you have to claim insurance then a FIR is necessary...

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I guess FIR is necessary if the claim amount is more than 20K
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For example if the speed limit in a highway is 90kmph, Is it the maximum speed is 90 kmph or costant 90 kmph needs to be maintained



RIGHT MOST LANE IS FAST LANE.

Is this info clearly written or said? I came to know about this only after enrolling myself with Team-Bhp. Till date I have not seen anything on the highways or it was mentioned in a viewable place.

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Hey LC... Sorry for your crash, at the same nice to see that you are fine...Take care from now on....

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Hi LC! Thank God you are safe n sound!
I know it would be depressing to get involved in such a nasty accident, but thanks to majority of our irresponsible road users in our Country,we have to face such mishaps sometime or another, no matter how safe we drive.
Just Relax! And your baby will be back in action pretty soon!
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Hey LC,

Happy that you are safe.Take care of yourself and also try to restrict your spped limits in the Chn-Blore highway which has lot of Stray cattle and lunatic two-wheelers always jumping lanes.
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My neck was stiff and falling back on its own suddenly when i try to look up. I was not able to take food with my fingers for a day as the muscle in my forehand was having some trouble.But now am better.
First things first - Get yourself up to a good doctor for godsake, in case u haven't done till now. Internal injuries could be dangerous to you. Probably a scan will be recommended.
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Good to see that you escaped with minor injuries.
Take care and "get well soon" to you and your car.

But, the tyre getting flat due to impact is interesting..
What really caused the tyre to become flat?

And yes..I think ABS should be made mandatory for all cars.
Good roads are designed to save time by pumping in easily, which madates safety too.
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really sad to see man.any injuries.?
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really sad to see man.any injuries.?
Have you read all his posts or just seen the pictures?
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After reading the whole post i am feeling SAD. LandCruiser i hope your car gets back on road soon and you too take care.

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I guess FIR is necessary if the claim amount is more than 20K
No dude FIR is not necessary until and unless there is a mishap or injury to the third party. Even if you involve with an accident with the third party and you 2 mutually agree to settle your claims then also you don't need an FIR.

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