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Old 5th January 2013, 23:00   #4891
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No anger Ironhawk.
No time or space in my life for the typical city stress...
Why Ironhawk? Did you mean Ironh4wk or was it SDP? Or is it another adjective from your rich vocabulary?(Ironhawk) lol
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I just love using these adjectives to express general displeasure and/ or describe errant persons and such horrible creatures who share the road with us.
Jokes apart your usages of these adjectives help us learn.
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The fact is that a local tug-of-war competition is scheduled to be held right on this main Ernakulam - Kottayam road and the blokes have closed the road on their own.
And I bet there is no notice on the other lane telling drivers to expect two-way traffic?
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Spotted this black Scorpio (KA-03-M?-??05)
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PS: the sticker was the red/black LCLC.
I remember a black Scorpio with LCLC stickers been reported couple of times on this thread / stickers thread. Might be the same one!
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Old 5th January 2013, 23:04   #4894
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And I bet there is no notice on the other lane telling drivers to expect two-way traffic?
Exactly while I was driving up I felt that, and wondered spotting many bad drivers and which is why while driving down I stopped and clicked.

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I had a similar experience some years ago on Chennai's OMR. I was getting madder and madder, and almost had steam coming out of my ears. Why were all these vehicles on the wrong side the meridian? Why?

Then I reached the point where they were being diverted onto it

This was not unofficial; this was official; this was major roadworks. How can any authority be so senseless as not to put some warning of two-way traffic where it is not expected?

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Why Ironhawk? Did you mean Ironh4wk or was it SDP? Or is it another adjective from your rich vocabulary?(Ironhawk) lol
Jokes apart your usages of these adjectives help us learn.
Sorry I meant to quote SDP but I mistyped for some reason. Probably because I saw some other post by Ironhawk.
Irritatingly the TBHP ipad app's selective paralysis seems to be continuing with no respite in sight.
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I spotted this biker on the NH4 somewhere in Karnataka while I was driving to Kerala from Pune a couple of weeks ago. This was at a place that the road was a proper six lane one ( some intermittent stretches of six laning have already been completed ). I moved to the middle lane as soon as the road became six lane, there was a car some 50 meters ahead of me in the same lane, and there was another one in the fast lane. All of us were doing around 100 kph.

I found the car ahead in fast lane swerving slightly to the left , closer to the median, and for a moment I thought the guy was dozing off - thats when I saw this bike - two youngsters without helmet , coming in the opposite direction ON THE DOTTED LINE between the middle and right lanes. They passed me very quickly before I could comprehend what was happening, as we were all keeping reasonably good speeds.

I watched them in the rear view mirror, and they were cruising along merrily, their bike perfectly aligned to the dotted line, ...

I am not making this up , and I hope they reached home safe! ( and others too!! )
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I found the car ahead in fast lane swerving slightly to the left , closer to the median, and for a moment I thought the guy was dozing off - thats when I saw this bike - two youngsters without helmet , coming in the opposite direction ON THE DOTTED LINE between the middle and right lanes. They passed me very quickly before I could comprehend what was happening, as we were all keeping reasonably good speeds.
This act by the biker, I call it suicidal attempt. I mean, why would anyone want to drive in between a six lane highway, in between two fast moving lanes and that too on the opposite side. How can someone do that is out of my understanding senses.

What was the need to drive ON THE DOTTED LINE?
Driving on the wrong side is common in this part of the world, but between two lanes, pure nonsense. If he wanted to cut the distance short, he would have driven from the side corner. I cannot understand the reason for this kind of a behavior that puts self as well as others at a HUGE risk.

Sorry bigzero, but I am in no way trying to say that this is a made up story, there are many idiots on the road, but its just that I cannot find a reason for their this kind of a behavior.
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Sorry bigzero, but I am in no way trying to say that this is a made up story, there are many idiots on the road, but its just that I cannot find a reason for their this kind of a behavior.
Couple of adrenaline junkies trying out something crazy is the only explanation I can think about!!!
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White Beat KA 51 ** 7573 with "I Drive Safe" and LTD. This guy was smoking and was using the road as his ash tray.
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This guy was smoking and was using the road as his ash tray
I did that until, one day, a biker friend asked me how I would like a glowing cigarette end in my coat at 70MPH. From that day on, until I became a smokless zone anyway, I never did it again.
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I found the car ahead in fast lane swerving slightly to the left , closer to the median, and for a moment I thought the guy was dozing off - thats when I saw this bike - two youngsters without helmet , coming in the opposite direction ON THE DOTTED LINE between the middle and right lanes.
Did you intend to to say swerving to the right towards the median? As the biekr was between the middle and right lanes.

I dont intend to sound perverse, but I hope they didnt reach home that safely. If they did, they will try it again. If they land up in hospital, I doubt those idiots will get any sense, but it will at least keep them off the road for a few days.
Normally a truck driver will drive them off road, but he will be arrested for rash and negligent driving. Sigh!

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White Beat KA 51 ** 7573 with "I Drive Safe" and LTD. This guy was smoking and was using the road as his ash tray.
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I did that until, one day, a biker friend asked me how I would like a glowing cigarette end in my coat at 70MPH.
This really gets my goat. I had once thrown toffee wrappers into the car window of such a smoking guy at a signal. I was on my bike and he was a bit confused when I did that. Till I opened my helmet lid and told him 'Be glad they are not lit up'. Then he went hopping mad, tried to open his locked door without unlocking. The signal turned green and I just pointed to my head and went my way.

Unfortunately when I am in my car I cannot do such things. Maybe I should carry a water gun to squirt at them?
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Spotted this black Scorpio (KA-03-M?-??05) on the Banaswadi main road (near Mukunda theatre). First he tries to overtake on the left and get ahead. Then, he tries to bully the car ahead of me and tries to get on to the Indian Oil flyover. Now, only one four wheeler and a two wheeler can get on to the flyover at the same time, that's the width of one side of the road. This fellow and half bullies his way on to the flyover and while doing that, almost scrapes the left side of my car!

As soon as he gets ahead of me, my wife notices the Team-BHP sticker on the back and says - "look, one of your BHPians! Is this how you guys drive?"



PS: the sticker was the red/black LCLC.
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One of my friends noticed this on new years time, LCLC sticker is also there + black scorp

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This really gets my goat. I had once thrown toffee wrappers into the car window of such a smoking guy at a signal. I was on my bike and he was a bit confused when I did that. Till I opened my helmet lid and told him 'Be glad they are not lit up'. Then he went hopping mad, tried to open his locked door without unlocking. The signal turned green and I just pointed to my head and went my way.
Respect! selfdrive
I don't think I'd have the guts to do that, with all the stories of road rage that we hear nowadays.
I would really recommend that you avoid it since you never know when the situation could turn ugly.
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Was this the same car?
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One of my friends noticed this on new years time, LCLC sticker is also there + black scorp

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no mate, don't think this is the one. the one i spotted had the black/red LCLC on the rear door.
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