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Old 8th October 2007, 10:12   #1
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Default Swift crash in Mumbai leaves 2 dead



Yes this is a maruti swift, involved in a horrific crash yesterday. 2 youngsters died, while 2 other sustained injuries. Read more at http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpa...2535446ead4d8c
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Now we know if a Swift crashes at 140 kph what will be the shape it gets into. I had to read the news report to make out its a Swift. I suppose Maruti can learn and improve the safety features.
Deliberately not commenting on the dead persons, because driving at 140 at Dahisar on the Western Express was committing suicide I suppose.
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Oh my god look at the wreckage ! May the souls rest in peace ! i pray for the families who , brought up these kids with love and care and then gave them money to buy and drive cars fast and reckless like this.
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I suppose Maruti can learn and improve the safety features.
Which particular ones do you have in mind?
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may the souls rest in peace. and i guess the emergency services have chopped the mangled car up to rescue the occupants.
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Did you see the speedo when the accident happened? Nobody can help if morons are behind the wheels.

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Now we know if a Swift crashes at 140 kph what will be the shape it gets into. I had to read the news report to make out its a Swift. I suppose Maruti can learn and improve the safety features.
Deliberately not commenting on the dead persons, because driving at 140 at Dahisar on the Western Express was committing suicide I suppose.
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The swift is a safe car by modern standards, but the car got hit from the side. If you hit a pole sideways at such speeds, no car can protect you.

May their souls rest in peace.

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This is one of many accidents in Bombay region involving Swifts and several have resulted in fatalities. Looks like there are some fatal weak spots in the Swift - after seeing a few of the past accidents, I advise all my friends to avoid buying Swifts for safety reasons.
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Did this car have some performance mods?

I saw it on TV, and was not sure if it was a NOS kit or something else.
Also noticed a K&N filter sticker in the rear.
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Did this car had ABS/Airbags?
If yes, even with ABS/Airbags, Swift is a sitting duck.
If no, without ABS/Aigbags, Swift is a sitting duck.

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This is one of many accidents in Bombay region involving Swifts and several have resulted in fatalities. Looks like there are some fatal weak spots in the Swift - after seeing a few of the past accidents, I advise all my friends to avoid buying Swifts for safety reasons.
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This is one of many accidents in Bombay region involving Swifts and several have resulted in fatalities. Looks like there are some fatal weak spots in the Swift - after seeing a few of the past accidents, I advise all my friends to avoid buying Swifts for safety reasons.
My impression also is that the Swift is nowhere near as maneuverable as my Santro, based on my Pune-Mumbai drives. The Swift should not be given to youngsters as it is apparently more difficult to control at high speed. They should start with cars like Santro or Alto, which are much easier cars to drive.
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Only safety accessory that can possibly help with such cases is a speed limiter.
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Default Breakaway Utility Poles

The western world has such a thing as breakaway telephone poles and breakaway streetlight poles. These absorb the impact of a car hitting them and breakaway on impact.

Breakaway poles were developed in USA in the late 1980s under a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored research project.
The resulting design, called the Hawkins Breakaway System (HBS), was successfully crash tested at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI).
By 1986 these poles were selectively implemented all over.

I have seen utility poles in the US with crash cushions in front of them.

A breakaway utility pole should generally be installed at a location where existing utility poles have been involved in accidents, or where the potential for such accidents is very great.
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This is one of many accidents in Bombay region involving Swifts and several have resulted in fatalities. Looks like there are some fatal weak spots in the Swift - after seeing a few of the past accidents, I advise all my friends to avoid buying Swifts for safety reasons.

Here is the way I look at it:
The Swift has had great appeal for the younger generation.
It is a powerful car.
I would expect the fate to be much the same with any other equally well endowed car.
The 'fault' lies elsewhere.
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Holy Crap

the wreckage looks horrible,cant makeout that its a swift(without the report)

maybe the driver was drunken,or maybe some crazy driving
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