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Old 8th June 2015, 16:14   #7591
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You need to look at the driver's side door, if he has stuck his hand (or leg) out and is waving it furiously that means he wants to turn right. Ditto left if it's his 'cleaner' on the passenger side
while driving to Pune on the NH4 that's how we would determine where the truck in front is headed. i'll check on the right side and on the left my wife would check
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Too late. Not only have they NOT removed themselves from the gene pool (mandatory qualification criteria), they've added two more boot-riding geniuses to it.
I am willing to talk to the nomination committee to make an exception to the rule. One showing of the photo will suffice I would think. I will fight for at least a honorable mention.
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Old 8th June 2015, 16:34   #7593
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In General apart from these trucks doing petty duties - Sand, Construction Equipment, maximum Long haul truckers are gentlemen carrying lot of patience. This trait is definitely not tagged to a specific highway and is quite common all over.

It takes a few seconds of tailing to identify the category they belong to and drive accordingly.

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Old 8th June 2015, 21:08   #7594
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A rickshaw entered the BRTS lane (in Rajkot as per the source) and the bus forced it to reverse all the way back where the divider had a break:

Serves him right!
Love the BRTS lanes - experienced them in Ahmedabad. I wish all major cities could implement them.

I wish I could do this to the autos in kolkata

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Love the BRTS lanes - experienced them in Ahmedabad. I wish all major cities could implement them.
Come to Delhi. You'll go back with a very different song on your lips.
Our brts now exists as a ghost town that's a thorough fare. Very convenient launchpads for lunar modules, the remains of the partitions. Designed by IIN, they are best approached at 50 kmph at about 11 in the night, and you get a landing at the nearest a.s.s,for suspension upgrade.
And even when it was not a ghost town, it was occupied like a concentration camp.
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Then the young lad admits to being a learner. And the middle-aged man is now apologizing to me!!

Commuter biker and I pull over to calm our nerves.
You did the right thing in both cases. You seem to have tons of patience and you set the right example. I did this long ago to a co commuter and later we became good friends as he also happens to travel to the same tech park [ITPL, BLR] and we see each other frequently on the road.

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Talking on the phone seems relatively safe to me now
I came across this lady the other day, in Indiranagar, Bangalore.
She was driving, talking on the phone, taking a turn. She took half a turn, blocked both roads and talking. I honked myself to glory. She yells to me that she is talking to a patient, and I tell her, she herself will become a patient if she continues this habit.
Uneducated auto driver doing it is not acceptable, An educated doctor doing it is Criminal offense.

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Doesn't really mean anything. Don't expect the driver to practice what he is preaching.
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You got it wrong!!! He is asking everybody else not to honk. He never said he will not

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Old 9th June 2015, 09:47   #7597
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In General apart from these trucks doing petty duties - Sand, Construction Equipment, maximum Long haul truckers are gentlemen carrying lot of patience.
I have noticed this and I agree with you. The National Permit trucks go slow as a snail, but the drivers do give way for faster (and smaller) vehicles. Only thing is that they require some time to clear the way.

Also they seem to allow some vehicles to get into a queue, by reducing their speed. Recently I had got stuck in a road blockade strike in Kerala. Vehicles started occupying both lanes, and I was on the wrong one. When the strike was lifted, the vehicles all had to fall back into the right track. A trucker who was on my left-rear side, stopped for a second so that I could quickly join in. The advantage was that the lines restored to normalcy and every one could quickly move. The truck was an NP truck. I don't think a local auto rickshaw, APE, Tipper truck or private bus would have been so kind to me.
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Well, I didn't want to be 'Bad driver' and what I got in return was this. Sigh.

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I was returning home late at night when my mobile started ringing. Not wanting to talk while driving, I pulled over to a street-light-illuminated spot. That's when I heard a loud 'hissssss' and the car visibly tilted to towards the left. I got out and found that some drunk idiot had thrown an empty bottle by the roadside and my car tyre's side wall had ruptured when I went over it.
Though I got the damaged tyre repaired, I didn't trust it enough to use it, so got a new tyre.
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I am willing to talk to the nomination committee to make an exception to the rule. One showing of the photo will suffice I would think. I will fight for at least a honorable mention.
They do make exceptions as can be seen here:
http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2014-05.html

Coming back to those kids at the back of the Wagon R, I am appalled by both the before and after: before closing the hatch and after. With the hatch door open it could have banged down on the kids' hands / body due to movement of the car. Or they could have fallen off. With the door closed it would be immensely uncomfortable for them.
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Well, I didn't want to be 'Bad driver' and what I got in return was this. Sigh.

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I got out and found that some drunk idiot had thrown an empty bottle by the roadside and my car tyre's side wall had ruptured when I went over it.
Though I got the damaged tyre repaired, I didn't trust it enough to use it, so got a new tyre.
Oh dear, very sad: that phone call really cost you!

But you did the right thing, and I'm sure that you will do the same again.
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Old 9th June 2015, 17:28   #7601
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Please excuse me if this has been posted before.
I came across this video on facebook today. Its a two lane road and one part of which is being occupied by these morons. At 0:35 seconds, the Esteem seems to have gotten very close to the excavator bucket.

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I guess we have all wondered - How do Drivers become "Bad Drivers". If this picture is anything to go by - they are "taught".

(Captured a lady "learner" being "instructed" by the teacher to drive on the wrong side of the median while negotiating a traffic jam)
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Here is another example - This gentleman will (1) Not wear a helmet (2) Drive in the middle of the lane at a leisurely pace and not bother to give way in spite of "respectful honks" to give way (3) Not bother to paint the registration number of his vehicle on the rear number plate.

Truly a Don of the community of Bad Drivers.
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I guess we have all wondered - How do Drivers become "Bad Drivers". If this picture is anything to go by - they are "taught".
Talking bout bad teachers, my cousin was told by her driving instructor to drive over standing water after a rain as it would clean the underbody of the car. The poor soul followed the instructor's advice to the 'T' and ended up with a broken tie rod and quite a red face!
Wonder where people get such brilliant ideas!!
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Could have been worse, she'd have ended up with a hydrolocked diesel engine.
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