Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd September 2014, 11:20   #6661
BHPian
 
pratyush6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: RNC - BLR
Posts: 484
Thanked: 541 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soumyajit9 View Post
Am at a loss of cuss words !!


EDIT: Ohh, the source is a page on Facebook, but I can safely say that this level of madness is pretty much everywhere on the roads.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghodlur View Post
OMG, how did the lady manage to squeeze in a place like that? Already they have exceeded the weight limitations, poor Activa. To see women driving violating all traffic rules really pains.
I have seen this in Bangalore on a couple of occasions. Never been able to take a snap as the damn scooties keep moving always. However in most of the cases the person sitting ahead of the driver and behind the handle is a 8-15 year old, here this was a fully grown lady!

Must say, only in India one can actually witness the wonders of the world moving on the roads
pratyush6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2014, 14:26   #6662
Senior - BHPian
 
ad3952n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Noida (U.P)
Posts: 1,583
Thanked: 1,837 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Folks! I saw this Renault Duster today, having the rear windshield partially covered with a poster. Does it not amount to wrong driving? Isn't the driver a bad driver for allowing such a thing?

Won't it lead to disruption in viewing the traffic in the rear or even at the time of reversing?

Name:  Photo1924.jpg
Views: 1087
Size:  170.1 KB

I have seen many such cars, specially in Delhi-NCR.

Thanks
ad3952n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2014, 16:08   #6663
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,919
Thanked: 3,366 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by ad3952n View Post
Folks! I saw this Renault Duster today, having the rear windshield partially covered with a poster. Does it not amount to wrong driving? Isn't the driver a bad driver for allowing such a thing?

Won't it lead to disruption in viewing the traffic in the rear or even at the time of reversing?

Attachment 1282474

I have seen many such cars, specially in Delhi-NCR.

Thanks
As wrong as it is, it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows, people who put their entire family tree or their favorite deity's picture and varied salutations on the rear windscreen, sometimes completely obscuring rearwards visibility.

There's no cure for 'Stupid'.

Last edited by Chetan_Rao : 3rd September 2014 at 16:09.
Chetan_Rao is online now   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2014, 03:36   #6664
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,839
Thanked: 7,203 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows ...
And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2014, 09:44   #6665
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 125
Thanked: 115 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!
Car is a bouquet shop for artificial flowers including the wind screen where artificial plants grow around the wind shield with dazzling led light series. This emit a great amount of heat which is a actually not good for rubber beading.

A place to display names of their family and pictures of one favorite of ther deities, verses from bible, gita and quaran.

Rear wind shield is also a favorite place to advertise for selling insurance , weight reduction products ( want to loose weight ? Call now !!! ) and some also place cushions on rear parcel tray.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chetan_Rao View Post
As wrong as it is, it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows, people who put their entire family tree or their favorite deity's picture and varied salutations on the rear windscreen, sometimes completely obscuring rearwards visibility.

There's no cure for 'Stupid'.
Being on phone browsing , missed and did not read yr post and same posted by me below. Pretty much exactly what I wanted to convey.

Last edited by noopster : 4th September 2014 at 10:33. Reason: Merging back to back posts
Padcot Prakash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2014, 15:23   #6666
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Toronto,Canada
Posts: 179
Thanked: 158 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soumyajit9 View Post
All cars have an alert in the dash. Some have a red light + chime (mostly high end cars, not the Marutis.
My Dzire Long-beeps when a door is open and the car is in motion
gabrielthomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th September 2014, 18:04   #6667
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 312
Thanked: 869 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

I was stuck in a traffic jam when this audacious alto, emerging from a lane to the right, decided his need to join the traffic at a right angle had greater priority than blocking half of the other side of the road.

Name:  IMG_3532.jpg
Views: 717
Size:  78.6 KB

A few minutes later, sensing the impending arrival of a traffic policeman he did a quick rethink (and an equally quick bit of reversing) and fled the scene.

Name:  IMG_3533.jpg
Views: 715
Size:  85.8 KB

Last edited by Kumar R : 6th September 2014 at 18:08.
Kumar R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2014, 21:34   #6668
Senior - BHPian
 
man_of_steel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: BLR/TVM
Posts: 1,181
Thanked: 1,055 Times
Default

OT. Not exactly a bad driving behaviour but more of a case of parenting done wrong.

That is a kid's leg that I have marked here. He was sleeping on probably a stuffed boot. Seemed like he was just thrown in there. You can see the kid's head behind the leg. Also, another kid's head was there on the left hand side of the boot area. :/
Attached Thumbnails
Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em-1410105677157.jpg  

man_of_steel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2014, 21:40   #6669
BHPian
 
arvind71181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: TN-14
Posts: 781
Thanked: 797 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by man_of_steel View Post
OT. Not exactly a bad driving behaviour but more of a case of parenting done wrong.

That is a kid's leg that I have marked here. He was sleeping on probably a stuffed boot. Seemed like he was just thrown in there. You can see the kid's head behind the leg. Also, another kid's head was there on the left hand side of the boot area. :/
There are many such instances which I have also seen many times. And sometimes with only 4 adults occupying the car, probably wanting to be more comfortable
arvind71181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2014, 23:03   #6670
BHPian
 
Rajeev1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 142
Thanked: 101 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!

Name:  ImageUploadedByTeamBHP1410111124.366085.jpg
Views: 655
Size:  99.7 KB

Spotted this guy with cushions blocking his rear view.


Sent from my iPhone using Team-BHP
Rajeev1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2014, 02:57   #6671
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,839
Thanked: 7,203 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em



And even softy-softy cushions (in brilliant yellow and shocking pink, no less!) probably feel a lot less softy-soft when they are hitting one at 50kph!
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2014, 08:33   #6672
Senior - BHPian
 
Soumyajit9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: 10010
Posts: 1,501
Thanked: 1,665 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rajeev1 View Post
Attachment 1284324
Spotted this guy with cushions blocking his rear view.
Phew Rajeev !!! You just scared the living ights out of me !!
For a second I thought that instead of spottings thread, I landed up in Bad Drivers thread !!

I had a similar setup when my identical Beat was 1 day old.
Better sense prevailed after 1 week and the cushions are resting on my sofa back at home since the last 3.5 years.

I personally think that these kind of junkies appeal to a new buyer. Slowly, when the disturbance starts increasing, these are offloaded form the car. Atleast that's what happened to me !!
Soumyajit9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2014, 08:37   #6673
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Purnea(Bihar)
Posts: 5,202
Thanked: 4,808 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

When I had not started full time driving, I too wanted to keep soft toys/cushions etc on my parcel tray, it appeared cute, but never really got down to do this.

One day, in an outstation trip, my mom kept her purse on the parcel tray & that is when I objected.

If the rear seat is occupied and have to carry perishable item like a cake, then only the parcel tray is used, else it remains vacant giving me view of what is behind my car.
Sheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2014, 11:11   #6674
BHPian
 
Rajeev1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 142
Thanked: 101 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soumyajit9 View Post
Phew Rajeev !!! You just scared the living ights out of me !!

For a second I thought that instead of spottings thread....!

Soumyajit - I would have recognised your ride and sent you a PM instead :-).

Two things told me this wasn't you. One - this spotting was in Indranagar during a weekday which is not your route and two this wasn't a stickered Beat. Moreover I don't expect a BHPian to be adopting such unsafe driving practices.


Sent from my iPhone using Team-BHP
Rajeev1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2014, 11:44   #6675
Lij
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 163
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Bad Drivers - How do you spot 'em

Quote:
Originally Posted by ad3952n View Post
.... Does it not amount to wrong driving? ....
Absolutely and against the law. If the law can catch you for driving around in cars with sunscreen films then how come they don't catch these guys??!!
Lij is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad Pedestrians - How do you spot them rajeev k Street Experiences 88 18th September 2017 13:31
Official Sign / Code when you spot another T-Bhpian on Road Otomobil Shifting gears 85 10th February 2011 19:58
5009 KMS-A'bad-Calicut-Bangy-Hyd-Aur'Bad-A'Bad-Report ramkya1 Travelogues 48 4th August 2010 00:04
A bad bad bad night for me.... Ranjan Sharma Street Experiences 38 8th April 2010 12:02
My accident - Bad brakes, bad rain, bad luck... vezj420 Street Experiences 41 22nd May 2007 10:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:47.

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