Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th August 2007, 14:26   #16
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,562
Thanked: 80,413 Times
Default

Uh oh, I think some of our cars attain expressway speeds that their radars arent capable of recording .

On a serious note, 80 kph on the expressway is ridiculous and potentially dangerous (try doing 80 in the fast lane). A more realistic limit would be 120.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 15:06   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,652
Thanked: 242 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
Hats off to the cops in putting their life in danger to enforce the law of the land.
I would say its stupid of the cops to stand in front of a vehicle doing 120Km/h and its dangerous to stop from those speeds at a short notice for the vehicle.

They are endangering the life of all, themselves, Car passengers and the vehicles following them.

They should send the challan by post with a print out of the speed gun.
dadu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 16:10   #18
BHPian
 
risga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 214
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Just like all of us, cops too have targets to meet. Thats why they are out in larger numbers especially on week-ends just prior to the month-end.

Apart from speeding, cops also accept toll (read: bribes) and allow 2-wheelers at certain stretches of the express-way. 2-wheelers are not allowed on the express-way.

Jokes apart, its high time the speed-limit is revised to a more realistic level of 120 Kmph. That way people will follow it. But, given the number of accidents with gruesome consequences, some degree of monitoring is welcome. Perhaps some speed cameras should be installed.
risga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 16:17   #19
Team-BHP Support
 
Rtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,769
Thanked: 207 Times
Default

Quote:
2-wheelers are not allowed on the express-way.
They are allowed to join from just after the ghats begin till the Khandala exit. This is the area where the old highway has been taken over by the expressway and there is no other road to take. That is why you see bikes on that particular section.

Ofcourse, I have seen a few bikes elsewhere as well.

Another odd loophole is the Tata ACE. Although 3 wheelers are not allowed, the ACE, being a 4-wheeler, can happily drive along the expressway even though it is really not fast enough to be allowed on it.
Rtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 16:39   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Noida
Posts: 315
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitsingh08 View Post

I was doing 110 and the signs on the expressway read 80. I always thought that was a recommended-speed sign and not a legal limit.
.are you serious................?
doctorkats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 16:51   #21
Team-BHP Support
 
Akshay1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9,661
Thanked: 6,087 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
I don't get it.

Why don't you all stick to 80Kmph speed limit? Whats wrong with that speed? Just because your car can goes fast doesn't mean that you have to break the speed limit. Or you don't have to drive at top speed of your car everywhere. Even if your car can go fast, you have to stick to the speed limit.

My friend's Ferrari in US can do 200mph. But he always maintains 70mph, which is the speed limit. Why does our fellow countrypersons always have a problem to follow the rule?

Hats off to the cops in putting their life in danger to enforce the law of the land.
because it unrealistic. in the us 70mph is more than enough. over here on the expressway which is comparable to us highways has a speed limit of 50mph? its ridiculous.
Akshay1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 16:55   #22
BHPian
 
gbpscars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 402
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
I don't get it.

Why don't you all stick to 80Kmph speed limit? Whats wrong with that speed? Just because your car can goes fast doesn't mean that you have to break the speed limit. Or you don't have to drive at top speed of your car everywhere. Even if your car can go fast, you have to stick to the speed limit.

My friend's Ferrari in US can do 200mph. But he always maintains 70mph, which is the speed limit. Why does our fellow countrypersons always have a problem to follow the rule?

Hats off to the cops in putting their life in danger to enforce the law of the land.

do you really mean all that you say???!!! get a good car with good abilities and good safety and try driving on this beautiful road at 80, you will know what we mean.

all of us over here are not speed crazy devils. but our point is that 80 kmph on that road is plain ridiculous.

120 should be a good and safe limit in fact.
gbpscars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 17:10   #23
BHPian
 
Amey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 679
Thanked: 189 Times
Default

I was stopped some time back when i just entered E-Way from Pune side. Apparently i was doing 14kmph and had to pay 200 bucks fine. Havent been stopped since then.
Amey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 17:20   #24
BHPian
 
swale84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 459
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

I got fined for speeding on the expressway a couple of months ago too. Was doing approximately 140 when I first saw the bunch of cops on the side of the road, they recorded my speed as 108 finally after my failed attempt at getting down to within speed limits.

What was interesting was the number of drivers that simply did not bother stopping even after being flagged down by the cops. I asked the cops about this, their reply was that those people would be stopped at the next toll booth 'as their registration numbers have been radioed ahead'. Of course, I did not believe him.

A couple of weeks later, I got a chance to test his theory, and sure enough , he was fibbing.
swale84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 17:33   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,345 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swale84 View Post
I got fined for speeding on the expressway a couple of months ago too. Was doing approximately 140 when I first saw the bunch of cops on the side of the road, they recorded my speed as 108 finally after my failed attempt at getting down to within speed limits.

What was interesting was the number of drivers that simply did not bother stopping even after being flagged down by the cops. I asked the cops about this, their reply was that those people would be stopped at the next toll booth 'as their registration numbers have been radioed ahead'. Of course, I did not believe him.

A couple of weeks later, I got a chance to test his theory, and sure enough , he was fibbing.
Are there any specific points where these cops linger around to extort their haftas? Maybe we can be extra-cautious when approaching these speed-check points.

Simultaneously, I wish the cops also tok action against trucks and buses who (a) do not have tail lights (most don't), (b) remove their rear bumpers, and (c) overtake in the extreme right lane?

Did they issue a receipt, or did it just go into their pockets?
hvkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 17:41   #26
Team-BHP Support
 
Rtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,769
Thanked: 207 Times
Default

Does anyone notice the Police Sumo stationed just after we take the sharp left under the old overpass, just before the Khandala tunnel (en route from Mumbai to Pune). Those cops seem to be after Sumo's and those sort of vehicles. What do they catch them for?? Too many passengers?
Rtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 17:52   #27
BHPian
 
adman77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 382
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amey View Post
I was stopped some time back when i just entered E-Way from Pune side. Apparently i was doing 14kmph and had to pay 200 bucks fine. Havent been stopped since then.
Are you serious? That's too fast man. Please drive a little slower next time,
adman77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 18:31   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diabloo View Post
I don't get it.

Why don't you all stick to 80Kmph speed limit? Whats wrong with that speed?
Whats wrong with that speed??? Why do they collect Rs78 from me as toll tax and god knows how much in form of income/road tax, so that they can build a 6 lane expressway?

In the end, if I am forced to drive @ 80kmph, I would be more than happy to do it on a single carriageway, i.e the old Pune-Mumbai highway.. Whats the point of wasting MY money on building an expressway with an absurd speed limit !!

And I wish the cops were equally brave in catching hardened criminals/thugs/murderers instead of risking their life by jumping around in the middle of an express way.. Probably, THEN I would take my hat off to them (Not that I have any hats in the first place).
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 18:36   #29
BHPian
 
cheap_deal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: unknown
Posts: 463
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

a radar detector is your best friend, even a cheap under $100 one will work fine especially in relatively open, straight expressways like this one!!
cheap_deal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2007, 18:38   #30
BHPian
 
highwayblaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago/Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 771
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

What if we don't stop?? I doubt they have fast vehicles that could barely go above 120 kmph and that too it'd take them a really long time to reach such a speed in a Diesel Mahindra or Toyota Qualis. Has anyone done this?
highwayblaze 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
Mumbai-Pune Expressway sunil The Indian Car Scene 87 19th February 2013 10:23
Wheel vibrations on the Mumbai-Pune expressway? RX135 Shifting gears 30 4th February 2008 16:35
Got my first speed ticket today - :-) netarchie Street Experiences 23 16th October 2006 17:09
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway amit The Indian Car Scene 13 26th July 2004 19:36


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:55.

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