Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st October 2007, 11:16   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
madan80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 1,356
Thanked: 73 Times
Default

Its really sad. But i think, other than educating the drivers, better designed buses are the need of the hour.


A very crude comparison I took consists of a touring bus, a city bus and another city bus. You can see, the number of blind spots on the indian city buses as the predominantly glass facade is replaced with metal.
Also, the international city buses have their drivers at much lower positions.

Driver education, and better understanding of road and traffic conditions and rules are a must. Its painful to loose a child, esp for no fault of theirs.

Hope the family gets out of this patch easily. May her soul rest in peace.

PS: I have used images as demonstration only - it is not intended to point fingers at any particular vehicle manufacturer.

Last edited by madan80 : 31st October 2007 at 11:20.
madan80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2007, 01:01   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,141
Thanked: 2,244 Times
Default

Driver awareness, Bus design apart there is another aspect to it. Road user/Padestrian awareness. Although not pertinent to this case.

But how many times have we seen kids run across the road running after a ball. How many times do we see office goers (they are all educated people) take a shortcut/jaywalk. All of this adds up. But generally the Bus driver is mostly blamed.
1100D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2007, 01:13   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 10 Times
Default

Really sad to know, may the girl rest in peace.

We need better traffic system and better system for pedistrians.
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2007, 02:00   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
IronWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Benga-loo-ru
Posts: 1,570
Thanked: 36 Times
Default

Thats a good point about Bus Design, They cannot see anything on the left corner if anything cuts in too close... Then again they dont bother to really look,

What they need is strict disciplinary action, if there is an accident it goes on their record and a second accident means suspension.

Accident leading to Death should mean immediate suspension pending a full inquiry and criminal charges to be laid on the driver.

That will make them be cautious. This driver will be back behind the wheel in couple of months.
IronWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st November 2007, 02:50   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
vikram_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,380
Thanked: 936 Times
Default

This incident took place right behind my house. Was a scene of total carnage. May the dead rest in peace.

Last edited by vikram_d : 1st November 2007 at 02:54.
vikram_d is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 days West Coast Road trip - B'lore-Bekal-Mangalore-Udupi-Malpe-Chikmagalur-B'lore. Kairalee Travelogues 18 6th December 2012 22:49
4500 km: B'lore-Nashik-Maheshwar-Ujjain-Ajmer-Chittaur-Ahmedabad-B'Lore akbaree Travelogues 50 10th February 2011 22:26
12 hours to do B'lore-Kannur-B'lore - Best Route? Steeroid Route / Travel Queries 38 7th January 2009 21:43
B’lore–Cochin–Trivandrum–Kanyakumari–Kodai–Munnar– Coimbatore–B’lore 6 days black12rr Travelogues 3 24th May 2008 23:53
school girl run over by a truck!!! DRC Street Experiences 6 24th February 2006 12:43


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:50.

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