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Old 19th October 2014, 08:25   #6856
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I read an useful article "Real Rules for the Road" in The Hindu dt 19 Oct 14.
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Hey NO! Please read the article once again with concentration. All those rules mentioned are written ironically, on a lighter side and only to highlight the messy situation of driving.

virgopal, Sorry mate! but I think the article is NOT in line with our caption and also that link should be removed immediately.
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Old 19th October 2014, 08:33   #6857
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Thanks Accent Martin for alerting. Yes, it is of course on the lighter side and about the kind of driving one sees here.
I request Moderators to merge with a suitable thread if any OR remove the page link as suggested.
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Old 19th October 2014, 23:02   #6858
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I read an useful article "Real Rules for the Road" in The Hindu dt 19 Oct 14.
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That's an useful article indeed, and I'd like to thank you for the link. It is quite educational, whether one wants to criticise the sarcasm in it, or not.
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Madness at its best. A swift guy taking the fast lane on NICE road(Bangalore) on the wrong side, a suicidal attempt, I felt. The truck blocked him by stopping in front of him, not sure what happened later.

No respect for life! and also NICE road is fast becoming a death trap with these kind of morons moving around frequently.
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Madness at its best. A swift guy taking the fast lane on NICE road(Bangalore) on the wrong side, a suicidal attempt, I felt. The truck blocked him by stopping in front of him, not sure what happened later.

No respect for life! and also NICE road is fast becoming a death trap with these kind of morons moving around frequently.

Yesterday night at 8:00PM, on the Same NECE road, I saw two Swifts driving at around 60-80Kmph on the two wheeler lane in the opposite direction. I just hoped they didn't kill any two wheeler guy.
But this is guy beats them; someone should tell him that committing suicide by hanging on the ceiling fan is better-atleast it doesn't trouble others

Once I got a chance to ask a guy who did the same antics in his bike near Chitradurga on the Pune-Bangalore highway. He replied, "I'm going on the left side of the road, so it should not be a problem" I was
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This Stud Muffin in his fortuner tried to jump the divider and got royally stuck. This is the gurgaon-faridabad highway, which translates to high speed traffic movement.

Absolutely no regard for safety. He was thoroughly embarrassed though plus his partner was yelling at him- so hopefully this should be lesson enough.
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This Stud Muffin in his fortuner tried to jump the divider and got royally stuck. ... ... ... He was thoroughly embarrassed though plus his partner was yelling at him
In situations like this, a group of bystanders should gather, point at the guy, and laugh loudly
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Wondering how it got stuck, the divider is hardly 6" in height.
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This Stud Muffin in his fortuner tried to jump the divider and got royally stuck.
Maybe it is not a 4WD version and I won't be really surprised if this stud had a 4WD & didn't know how to use/engage it.

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Wondering how it got stuck, the divider is hardly 6" in height.
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Old 21st October 2014, 08:45   #6865
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Maybe it is not a 4WD version and I won't be really surprised if this stud had a 4WD & didn't know how to use/engage it.
Is 4WD required to cross this? I dont think so, from the pics even a car can cross this.
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Is 4WD required to cross this? I dont think so, from the pics even a car can cross this.
Maybe

But look at the picture closely, you may spot mud scattered on the road (from LR wheel) as it can't find traction, hence I concluded this. But, it doesn't really require a 4WD. Changing the vantage spot will do the trick. Maybe he thought, the Fortuner makes him invincible.

And have a look at the wheel articulation as well.
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Madness at its best. A swift guy taking the fast lane on NICE road(Bangalore) on the wrong side, a suicidal attempt, I felt. The truck blocked him by stopping in front of him, not sure what happened later.
Man! That's scary! No number plate at the front for that Swift?
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In situations like this, a group of bystanders should gather, point at the guy, and laugh loudly
That's exactly what we did !! And every one who passed by had a smirk that said 'moron' !!!

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But look at the picture closely, you may spot mud scattered on the road (from LR wheel) as it can't find traction, hence I concluded this. But, it doesn't really require a 4WD. Changing the vantage spot will do the trick. Maybe he thought, the Fortuner makes him invincible.

And have a look at the wheel articulation as well.
Sheel you are absolutely correct. The mud scattered on the road led to reduced traction. There was mud on the other side as well. Agree with the Vantage point idea - this was a 4x4 automatic, keeping the safety aspect aside , it could have easily taken on the divider.
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In situations like this, a group of bystanders should gather, point at the guy, and laugh loudly
I have actually done something similar. Some 7-8 years ago, a railway level crossing gate came down just outside Bangalore city limits as I approached it on my bike. I had another 2 biker friends riding behind me (we were on a bike trip). The the three of us stopped our bikes next to each other, in front of the gate.

Some dumb biker came from behind us, got down from the bike, bent it a little and pushed it under the gate. When he was about to cross the track, he got a call on his cell phone. The caller probably told this fellow to come back. So he turned his bike around. One of my friends realised what he was up to, and pushed his bike forward to completely close the gap. We too did the same. Now the dumb biker was stuck in the gap between the track and the gate. He asked us, "saar, swalpa dari bidi saar" (sir, please give way sir).

My one friend shot back, "who told you to cross the gate like that? Now wait", and then turned to us and said, "let's look at him and laugh". Then all of us looked at him and started laughing. That dumb biker just had to wait until the train crossed, gates opened, and all the traffic in the correct direction was clear!
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If this person is genuine BHPian and if you are reading this. Appreciate if you can remove the big toy from rear tray.

From what I see, it certainly appears to be blocking rear view.

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