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Old 11th October 2007, 01:37   #31
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True..it could be quite dangerous to get into a fight with such characters. Never know when they'r make a call,and the usual goonda gang turns up at your house.
The guy was obviously trying to get a kick out of bullying a smaller vehicle.. .Wish someone in a Hummer did the same to him.
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Old 11th October 2007, 09:45   #32
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Two reasons I find why most scorpio owners/drivers to be rash drivers.

1. Mostly politicians/Real estate guys who are powerful and rich buy Scorpio and Safari. They need to show off their power and money. Having said that I am not steriotyping all the guys who buy these big powerful machines.
2.They feel that by the size of the car that they can bully around every small vehicle on the road. Sometimes I wish I could afford this car when the Bangalore auto rickshaw guys bully me by cutting across my car.

Please note, this is my feeling and nothing to humiliate any fellow team bhpians who own these wonderful cars and have all regards and respect for other vehicles and commuters.
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Old 11th October 2007, 23:01   #33
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Tonight at 9-00 PM I experienced road rage, of sorts, when I was on my way to the office in Hadapsar, Pune. Near the Hadapsar flyover, just as I was about to take the side road to the left of the flyover, a two-wheeler guy in front of me suddenly came in my path. I had to brake, from about 30 kmph, to avoid hitting him. Managed to do that, but another motor-cycle just touched my bumper from behind. Obviously a minor slow-speed impact with no damage to my car or the bike and I just kept moving.

As I was on the road to the left of the flyover (apparenly the stronghold of the Hadapsar localites) the bike guy suddenly attempts to overtake me and pulls up parallel to my right door and tells me to stop. He had a pillion rider with him. I feinted as if to slow down and then suddenly accelerated, taking the bike guys by surprise. They came to the right of my car and tried to wrench the right RVM off. I turn my car violently to the right and push them off the road and keep moving forward as fast as I can. Then they again came from left and gave hefty thumps to my car. I took another sharp turn to the left and forced them to brake. I just let the car rip from then on and turned right under the flyover, towards the Hadapsar police station. That was when they gave up. Fortunately there was not too much traffic, otherwise I might have been in trouble.

If I had stopped in that locality, the locals would have damaged my car and fleeced money from me. Confirmed that there was no visible damage to the car. Plan to go over the flyover and take a U-turn to avoid that route for a while.

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Old 11th October 2007, 23:12   #34
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Tonight at 9-00 PM I experienced road rage, of sorts, when I was on my way to the office in Hadapsar, Pune. Near the Hadapsar flyover, just as I was about to take the side road to the left of the flyover, a two-wheeler guy in front of me suddenly came in my path. I had to brake, from about 30 kmph, to avoid hitting him. Managed to do that, but another motor-cycle just touched my bumper from behind. Obviously a minor slow-speed impact with no damage to my car or the bike and I just kept moving.

As I was on the road to the left of the flyover (apparenly the stronghold of the Hadapsar localites) the bike guy suddenly attempts to overtake me and pulls up parallel to my right door and tells me to stop. He had a pillion rider with him. I feinted as if to slow down and then suddenly accelerated, taking the bike guys by surprise. They came to the right of my car and tried to wrench the right RVM off. I turn my car violently to the right and push them off the road and keep moving forward as fast as I can. Then they again came from left and gave hefty thumps to my car. I took another sharp turn to the left and forced them to brake. I just let the car rip from then on and turned right under the flyover, towards the Hadapsar police station. That was when they gave up. Fortunately there was not too much traffic, otherwise I might have been in trouble.

If I had stopped in that locality, the locals would have damaged my car and fleeced money from me. Confirmed that there was no visible damage to the car. Plan to go over the flyover and take a U-turn to avoid that route for a while.
Good for you you avoided the truble you wud've gotten into, BUT, not good that you endangered those 2 on the bike, not done dude. I totally understand you must've been #$%^& bricks, nevertheless what you did was totally wrong on your part. Instead you should've just continued to the Hadapsar Police station which is not too far from there & on the same stretch. Remember, you have an obligation to take care of yourself as well as others while driving\riding.

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Old 11th October 2007, 23:28   #35
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Good for you you avoided the truble you wud've gotten into, BUT, not good that you endangered those 2 on the bike, not done dude. I totally understand you must've been #$%^& bricks, nevertheless what you did was totally wrong on your part. Instead you should've just continued to the Hadapsar Police station which is not too far from there & on the same stretch. Remember, you have an obligation to take care of yourself as well as others while driving\riding.
Hey, Manish, remember the bike guys were actually trying to get in front of my car to force me to stop. The road was not 100% clear, which is why they could catch up with me a couple of times. Also remember that they tried to damage my car. Those maneuvers (relatively slow speed, maybe at 50 kmph) were necessary to prevent them from doing damage and send home a message to them that I am not about to stop my car. And that they had better be prepared to take a fall if they tried to make me stop.

These were undoubtedly local rowdies intent on fleecing me for no fault of mine. If anything, I should be pissed off with the bike guys for touching my rear bumper.
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Scary! Glad that you are safe, rks.
Guess it helps to keep some kind of stick in the car next to the driver. My cousin's driver used to keep a stick,more like thin tree branch.He'd use it against anyone who came too close to the RVM, and it actually worked a few times since he was able to poke the biker's rear and shoo them away.
Returning from a party late at night,the driver had to overtake a couple of youngsters on bikes. They got annoyed,and blocked the car with their bikes at the next lights. One guy got off his bike and came charging towards the driver's door.. Out came the stick,only to strike the fella where it hurts the most.. err..you know where. Those guys vanished like the bunnies in a PC Sarkar magic show..
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Nitin, that was funny allright. But keeping a stick and brandishing it sends a signal that you are prepared to start violence. It could work, but it could also provoke retaliation. Remember that your adversaries could also have such weapons. If you get outnumbered, it would not be wise to take the violent route.
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Nitin, that was funny allright. But keeping a stick and brandishing it sends a signal that you are prepared to start violence. It could work, but it could also provoke retaliation. Remember that your adversaries could also have such weapons. If you get outnumbered, it would not be wise to take the violent route.
Totally agree with you.
This was an antic used by the elderly driver (he was in his late 50's). Not meant to cause harm,but just tackle trouble-creating individuals.
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Hey, Manish, remember the bike guys were actually trying to get in front of my car to force me to stop. The road was not 100% clear, which is why they could catch up with me a couple of times. Also remember that they tried to damage my car. Those maneuvers (relatively slow speed, maybe at 50 kmph) were necessary to prevent them from doing damage and send home a message to them that I am not about to stop my car. And that they had better be prepared to take a fall if they tried to make me stop.

These were undoubtedly local rowdies intent on fleecing me for no fault of mine. If anything, I should be pissed off with the bike guys for touching my rear bumper.
I agree with you. Just saying be careful baba, nothing else. Take care.
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I was reminded of the way, a biker was crushed into the road divider in Kalyani Nagar by the morons in an indica. He was dragged along, until he fell off. Then they beat him up, dragged him into the car and then threw him out from the car. The poor guy had to undergo multiple operations and was hospitalized for a long time. The culprits were caught within a month.

I think it is better to shrug off such incidents and move on, since the morons driving such vehicles could really hurt us bad.
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