Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th December 2006, 08:06   #1
BHPian
 
irdevanand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 88
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Another Tavera Accident - 6 dead

Saw this on today's newspaper. A tavera rammed into a oncoming lorry killing 6 people on board. Accident happened in a southern city of tamilnadu called Ettayapuram (few kilometrers before tuticorin). Van is damaged completely.

This is the third fatal accident that i know of involving Tavera (Isuzu Panter to be precise). First was dhanuskodi athithan's car accident, then the ECR road accident, and now this. Is this something to be worried about? All accidents happened on bright day light, that adds to my worries. Also i am not quite sure about the build quality of Tavera. Did GM do something to isuzu panter before rolling it out to India or are we given in a poor quality stuff.
irdevanand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2006, 11:49   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 6,992
Thanked: 1,420 Times
Default

I dont think its fair to generalize an accident rate to a larger vehicle(M800/Omni, I'd have agreed). Extraneous circimstances also need to be factored; such as accident conditions etc. Else even the Qualis is to be considered to be an unsafe vehicle due to the larger number of accidents its involved in
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2006, 10:04   #3
BHPian
 
irdevanand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 88
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

yes MAG i thought a lot before making that post. its nor fair to blame a company for the wrong doings of some drivers. but you know what, i couldnt resist thinking in that angle.

when i see an accident i normally think how would i have reacted to that situation (if i were driving it)...and in most cases you will be able to relate to the situation. for example the fiesta 1.6 accident in chennai-blore highway, thats the best the driver could do right? he had to either kill the bike guy or hit the brakes hard. he did the right thing. but in all tavera accidents i couldnt say "yes the driver did the right thing, but its fate such a thing happened". all accidents were on clear day light. in one accident the van rammed against a still lorry. i am not getting that feel somehow...

thats what is forcing me to think was there an element of bad engineering involved in all tavera cases apart from fate.....

may be i am wrong man.
irdevanand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2006, 11:48   #4
BHPian
 
autozealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 204
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Well, haven't heard of Tavera being a dangerous car.
Highway runners like sumo, qualis, tavera, scorpio are mostly leased vehicles with overworked & sleepy drivers doing one trip after another without adequate rest & sleep which could be a reason too.

az
autozealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2006, 12:52   #5
rks
BANNED
 
rks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ??
Posts: 1,237
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

The fact is that SUV's are too big to be driven really fast on most of our highways, with rare exceptions like the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Some of these cabbies drive these SUVs like maniacs on relatively narrow traffic-filled roads and that is the source of the problem. Some time back I went past a Scorpio cabbie at night almost at the end of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway at high speed (140 ish) in my Santro. I looked in my rear view mirror, and sure enough, he was coming at me at full clip despite heavy traffic on the Expressway. I let him go just as the Expressway ended (for fear that he would smash into me) and in the Panvel-Sion highway, he made a maniacal, but futile attempt to keep me from overtaking him. Due to moderate traffic on this highway, I was able to put more than a few vehicles between him and me. Several other Scorpio/Tavera/Innova cabbies have given me cause for worry with their rash driving on the relatively narrow Pune bypass road (Katraj to Dehu Road stretch) despite the fact that their big vehicles do not stand a chance in moderate to heavy traffic.
rks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2006, 02:31   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
vivekiny2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: cincinnati, jabalpur,chennai
Posts: 1,241
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

about the rash drivers, dunno why we alway treat streets as war zones. lots of ego, and no sense of responsibility i guess. not unique to driving alone.

and about rest of circumstantial points, i guess it will take centuries before we learn (civic sense, respect towards human life and human beings, following rules... )
vivekiny2k 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
Mihir Dharkar in an Accident! One Dead!! iceman91 Street Experiences 197 21st July 2009 23:13
OH NO!! Another Ferrari Enzo crashed.. and another... and another (w/ video) GTO The International Automotive Scene 72 26th May 2007 14:09
Another bad accident on Nelson Mandela Marg - 1 dead, 5 injured suman Street Experiences 19 22nd December 2006 22:26
Horrific accident in ECR (Chennai) - 10 dead tifosikrishna Street Experiences 10 18th December 2006 09:33
Another crash, another fire, another death in Delhi suman Street Experiences 7 15th December 2006 15:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:54.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks