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Old 22nd May 2013, 12:32   #5341
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In my opinion two wheeler riders especially younger ones are the worst threat on roads.
Recently came across a guy zooming zig zag on a brand new Pulsar 220 with a pillion guy; both had no helmets or any other safety gears. I was driving around 80kmph and he overtook me with ease (read his speed is around 100kmph). Traffic was also reasonably high with no medians between onward and inward drives. May be after 10-15KMs, we saw the bike on road and both of the guys were carried to hospital in an auto by localites.

Though not everyone, many youths started stunt riding on public roads in recent years. May be the new and trendy powered bikes are tempting to them? Our youths doesn't ride with safety gear on, why; without even a helmet. And again pillion riders are very prone to danger as the high-rise seating position on many new bikes are not so gripping and they rarely are protected by helmet or other gears. Our government should improve road safety awareness efforts to make people realize they are not only risking their lifes but others too.
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Was not very difficult to spot this bad driver (rider actually) on Choolaimedu High Road, at the signal where it meets Nelson Manickam road. Those who use this road know how jam-packed this road is during morning/evening peak hours. And this guy parked himself on his bike, waiting for his ironed clothes at what he thinks is a drive-in ironing-shop.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 13:02   #5343
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Was not very difficult to spot this bad driver (rider actually) on Choolaimedu High Road, at the signal where it meets Nelson Manickam road. Those who use this road know how jam-packed this road is during morning/evening peak hours. And this guy parked himself on his bike, waiting for his ironed clothes at what he thinks is a mobile-ironing-shop.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 17:24   #5344
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Saw a car being driven with no one on the driver's seat.

No, this was not one of those Googleís driver less cars.

I was on a usual walk today morning and was about to cross a road. So, I turned and looked back. To my horror I see this white Swift of some local driving school coming towards me with the driverís seat empty. Couldn't comprehend immediately as to what was happening (was something straight out of a movie scene). As it got closer, I saw the so called driving Ďteacherí steering the car sitting on the co-passengerís seat.

I was dumbstruck when I saw this. Is it so physically enduring to jump into the driverís seat?
Just wonder how these guys are given such jobs!

Off Topic: Btw, do these cars have an A-pedal also on the other side? Thought they only had C&B-pedals.
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Off Topic: Btw, do these cars have an A-pedal also on the other side? Thought they only had C&B-pedals.
Well, they only have the clutch and brake on the passenger side!
I guess it must have been a diesel cos , only diesels can be driven using the clutch alone all the way upto 3rd gear!
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Yesterday evening I came across a bad driver. He was driving his WagonR at around 20-30 kmph speed. The road has side walls on both sides as there are some construction activities going on. To add the difficulty the car was heading to a sharp turn. Now the driver has little idea about the oncoming traffic.

This guy was returning from office and wanted get rid of his neck tie without disturbing the knot. While the car is moving he bent forward slightly to take out the tie. Now the car is at middle of the turn and overshot to the next line. A truck was coming opposite and both of the front bumpers had a mild kiss. And the show starts.

Can a driver be sillier than this..?
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Was not very difficult to spot this bad driver (rider actually) on Choolaimedu High Road, at the signal where it meets Nelson Manickam road. Those who use this road know how jam-packed this road is during morning/evening peak hours. And this guy parked himself on his bike, waiting for his ironed clothes at what he thinks is a drive-in ironing-shop.
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LOL.. They should probably change the name Choolaimedu 'HIGH' road. The road is narrower than a small lane!
And it's a pain when we try to enter Choolaimedu from the subway esp during peak hours when people block the whole road and ask you to drive the car in a gap where even a cyclist will find it difficult to go through!
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I used to live here a while back. I always avoided getting into this road through the subway side. I always used to go further, enter in through Metha nagar, and then come backwards. Longer, but saves a lot of hassle. And it also helped that my house was in Gill Nagar :P
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Looks like he needed the trousers urgently.
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Saw a car being driven with no one on the driver's seat.
As it got closer, I saw the so called driving Ďteacherí steering the car sitting on the co-passengerís seat.
That is really funny. He should be having an A pedal too. May be he is training himself to be a good teacher.
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And it's a pain when we try to enter Choolaimedu from the subway esp during peak hours when people block the whole road and ask you to drive the car in a gap where even a cyclist will find it difficult to go through!
This chaos/confusion started from the time when the cops took a decision to make this road a 1-way for certain hours of the day (peak-hours - 7AM to 11AM IIRC). Ofcourse our folks decided to make it a 1-way all the 24 hours, resulting in folks coming from subway side not being able to enter this road even during the time it is 2-way.
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This chaos/confusion started from the time when the cops took a decision to make this road a 1-way for certain hours of the day (peak-hours - 7AM to 11AM IIRC). Ofcourse our folks decided to make it a 1-way all the 24 hours, resulting in folks coming from subway side not being able to enter this road even during the time it is 2-way.
True that. And also, i spot many Smart asses who try to take a right to Chetpet at the end of the loyola subway! Very frustrating esp when we are near the median, we have to keep honking until they move and the best part is even the cops are least bothered when this happens!
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^^^Takiing a right from subway side to Chetpet is illegal. Not to mention the inconvenience it causes to folks coming from Mehta Nagar side or C.H.Road.
But the cops not only ignore it, but seem to encourage it, as you rightly mentioned.
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Yesterday evening came across a gang of bad drivers at a busy juntion on Old Mumbai-Pune road. At one point of time, the signal for the vehicle towards Pune was red and traffic from a corssing road is moving. Now an ambulance is coming towards the junction and heading to Pune with siren and a gentleman moved his Mercedes to give may to the ambulance . So far so good.

There are 30-40 secs still remaining to turn the signal green, so the traffic warden came forward and stopped the traffic which was crossing the junction to pass the Ambulance. Now to my surprise, the entire vehicles which were waiting at the signal are following the Ambulance. Remember there were approximately 20-30 secs remaining for turning signal green. People can not even wait for 30 secs..? I hope this bunch qualify for the Bad Drivers Title...
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Yesterday evening came across a gang of bad drivers at a busy juntion on Old Mumbai-Pune road. At one point of time, the signal for the vehicle towards Pune was red and traffic from a corssing road is moving. Now an ambulance is coming towards the junction and heading to Pune with siren and a gentleman moved his Mercedes to give may to the ambulance . So far so good.

There are 30-40 secs still remaining to turn the signal green, so the traffic warden came forward and stopped the traffic which was crossing the junction to pass the Ambulance. Now to my surprise, the entire vehicles which were waiting at the signal are following the Ambulance. Remember there were approximately 20-30 secs remaining for turning signal green. People can not even wait for 30 secs..? I hope this bunch qualify for the Bad Drivers Title...
This moronic behavior is commonplace here in Bangalore too. People start following ambulance with equal speed to save a few seconds, they even do it to a politician's motorcade. Can't understand what's wrong with these guys! Why so much impatience?
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This moronic behavior is commonplace here in Bangalore too. People start following ambulance with equal speed to save a few seconds, they even do it to a politician's motorcade. Can't understand what's wrong with these guys! Why so much impatience?
I was a similar (or a little less) impatient soul. 2 years back when I bought my 1st car, it taught me many things, most importantly, Patience and Respect !!
Some bit of it was due to the fact that I cannot zig zag a car through traffic like bikers. Now a days, even though I still ride a bike, but I never ever zig zag through traffic. I have got angry stares from other bikers for not squeezing in between vehicles. But the only thing that comes to my mind is, what would I have felt if some biker has squeezed through my car.
I feel that people who do such zig zagging acts, either don't own a 4 wheeler, or they are so rich that they can buy another car and it doesn't matter if their current car has some dents or scratches.
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