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Old 1st September 2015, 23:21   #7756
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After I purchased the dashcam, I've been able to record bad drivinghabits of people on the road. Also toa certain extent, I'm mindful of my driving.



The above video was recorded on my dashcam yesterday.

1. Starting from 00m:04s in the video, I had a Government Corolla Honking excessively trying to push his way through the traffic. He was doing it from quite a distance to other vehicles and finally came behind me at the time of this video. He finally overtook me at 00m:50s

2. I had to take a Right turn so I was in the right lane and also because this road is usually with parked vehicles or carts or pedestrians and everything you can think of.
At 00:36 you can hear my horn in between that f the corolla's. I honked to ask the scooty riding person for way.
At 00m:40s you can see the person riding the Scooty waved her left hand indicating me to overtake from the left.
I could see from the attire that it was a lady advocate. When the law protectors do not know the rules, how can we expect law and order.
A very good example of a bad driver.
I could understand if she also was intending to turn right at the next median break like me. But you can see in 00m:50s that she went straight ahead when I put on the indicator and turned right.

PS: off-topic but The video from the dashcam is scary sometimes. In real what we feel is a decent gap and easy manoeuvre, looks very close and fast on the Dashcam. When I saw the first video of my dashcam, I was shocked.
Does anyone else feel the same or am I the only one?
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Old 2nd September 2015, 08:52   #7757
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...you can see the person riding the Scooty waved her left hand indicating me to overtake from the left.
Happens all the time - the rider needs to worry only about vehicles on only one side; if they were to ride along the left side, they're exposed to other vehicles that merge onto the road unexpectedly, similar 2-wheelers and ricks that'd come in the wrong direction, etc. See, it's "relatively safer" for them, and what rules!
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off-topic but The video from the dashcam is scary sometimes. In real what we feel is a decent gap and easy manoeuvre, looks very close and fast on the Dashcam. When I saw the first video of my dashcam, I was shocked.
Does anyone else feel the same or am I the only one?
I get the same feel from my dash-cam videos. But the speed indication on the corner would tell me that it's only an illusion

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This one is very common in Delhi/NCR: there's slow moving traffic on one side of the divider, so some guy thinks "Oh, I'll just go on to the other side. After all, why should there be any oncoming traffic from the other side, right?"

Also notice the folded OVRMs.

Like so:

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Does not really matter on what speed or how cautious you drive. There will always be that one (atleast) person who wants to put you at stake!

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OT. Came across this video online. Couldn't help sharing. What a nut case!!
ps- is it a Fortuner?
Damn! Gave me goosebumps on watching this video. He has made driving look like a video game. One small blunder could have resulted in a big mishap. Sad to see people on road risking others lives. Certainly he deserves to be in this thread.
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OT. Came across this video online. Couldn't help sharing. What a nut case!!
ps- is it a Fortuner?
It is an XUV. Fortuner has a hood scoop. When ever I am at the outskirts of a big city [Delhi/Bombay/Calcutta] I have sen drivers like these, either entering the city or just exiting. Weaving through traffic, cutting lanes.
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This one is very common in Delhi/NCR: there's slow moving traffic on one side of the divider, so some guy thinks "Oh, I'll just go on to the other side. After all, why should there be any oncoming traffic from the other side, right?"

Also notice the folded OVRMs.

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That's a daily occurrence on nh24. Extremely idiotic behavior. He's in incoming traffic, what does he need rear vision for?
Brilliant how he's being made to reverse.
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Does not really matter on what speed or how cautious you drive. There will always be that one (atleast) person who wants to put you at stake!
That divider is like a security blanket for the two wheeler rider. He must get there at any cost!

Btb such a wide road and no lane markers?
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Sort of OT but the shocking reason for why Chinese drivers in a hit and run prefer to kill the victim - including by reversing onto the fallen person's head to make 100% sure.

Apparently if the victim is only injured or worse maimed for life they have to pay all the hospital bills and medical care even over several years - and if the guy dies they only have to pay for the funeral and some minor amount in compensation. Besides that the standard excuse is they thought they were driving over a garbage bag it seems.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...t_china_s.html
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Actually... Insurance companies recognise that death is cheaper than major injury.
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OT. Came across this video online. Couldn't help sharing. What a nut case!!
ps- is it a Fortuner?

Just saw the video. What a complete moron. I am sure sooner or later he is gonna get into a nasty accident with his Lane cutting habit and over speeding on a busy road.
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This one is very common in Delhi/NCR: there's slow moving traffic on one side of the divider, so some guy thinks "Oh, I'll just go on to the other side. After all, why should there be any oncoming traffic from the other side, right?"
That driving style is what causes most of the traffic jams in the NCR region during peak office hours. From my dining room window I see a major intersection (GGN). Many times, I have seen traffic snarls there: lasting up to 4-5 hours. If the traffic signal is not working, then it is open game. People do what ever they want. Also a new trend I have seen: people when they drive wrong side along the median, usually drive faster (since the road is empty) and never give any warning (headlight flash) to the traffic approaching them head on...! They assume this is the actual "way". It is an extremely selfish and foolhardy approach to life.

Primarily, most of the hazardous "skills" we see on our roads are a compendium of: no value of life (self and others), rash behavior, self-centric attitude, and just being boorish and brash. This is getting magnified manifold YoY, as the vehicle density increases and the infrastructure development fails to match this rate, with people having less time on hand (read: erroneous planning of ones life style).
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Sort of OT but the shocking reason for why Chinese drivers in a hit and run prefer to kill the victim - including by reversing onto the fallen person's head to make 100% sure.
Have heard the same for Nepal as well, citing the same reason. But haven't checked upon its authenticity.

Needless to say, don't really look forward to driving in Nepal, especially with that extremely chaotic border crossing.
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Chatting in the middle of the road, don't care for the traffic!
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This is well beyond being just a bad driver.
This guy driving the car carrier decided he's done following the truck in front of him and this is what he did.

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Guess what? He managed to push that oncoming truck out of the road and completed his overtake manoeuvre.

Place: Coimbatore L&T Bypass
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