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Old 25th October 2015, 22:05   #7906
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Yes, I too agree on mini-honking to announce presence especially when going on a narrow street which is true to my apartment approach lane. Folks react to these in different ways. I wished our cars had a feature similar to the old "buzz" button on Yahoo messenger. This can kind of without any mess alert folks around.
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Old 25th October 2015, 22:05   #7907
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Spotted a bad driver parking and surprised to see the car with Team BHP stickers (Got BHP, LCLC). This was no place for parking but still the car was parked.. Cut a sorry face in front of my office colleagues who mocked me saying that BHPians are the one who mostly break rules. Could not say much.

I think I disagree with you. That place is not meant for parking but its way better than the cars that get parked on road sides and become hindrance to the traffic. In this case the banner and some obstruction behind it is already taking place in the middle of the road. That lane is anyways going to be useless. I am not encouraging this kind of parking but if something is already blocking the road then may be go ahead.

By something I don't mean that some other car is parked and you join it.
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For me, the condition of the vehicle reflects a lot about the driver. Today saw this Alto, he was driving like a maniac and banged an auto in front of me. He was braking hard without any reason, and was looking on a suicide mission.

Came to know that he had braked in a similar fashion, and a tractor banged into him. They were laughing whenever they were banging into someone.

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Old 26th October 2015, 15:23   #7909
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For me, the condition of the vehicle reflects a lot about the driver. Today saw this Alto, he was driving like a maniac and banged an auto in front of me. He was braking hard without any reason, and was looking on a suicide mission.

Came to know that he had braked in a similar fashion, and a tractor banged into him. They were laughing whenever they were banging into someone.
The snap shown by you reminds me of the movie Qurbani in which actor Feroz Khan destroys a Merc completely shattering the glasses and doors.
I suspect if the Alto actually belongs to the owner who was seen driving.
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Old 26th October 2015, 15:24   #7910
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For me, the condition of the vehicle reflects a lot about the driver.
Tend to agree on this point. Try and avoid driving near vehicles that are maintained in such great shape.

But mate, just a question, it would be interesting to know how / by whom these pictures were taken.

If it was you mate, I must say that is not a safe thing to do.

Drive Safe.
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Tend to agree on this point. Try and avoid driving near vehicles that are maintained in such great shape.

But mate, just a question, it would be interesting to know how / by whom these pictures were taken.

If it was you mate, I must say that is not a safe thing to do.

Drive Safe.

I sincerely apologize, and at that point of time I was alone in the car. Shashi was following me in my car and I was driving his. But the way this moron was driving, I had no option but to take a picture where his number plate was visible. You never know when these pics will become handy. I narrowly missed hitting him when suddenly he braked hard and stopped bang in the middle of the road.

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Old 28th October 2015, 00:17   #7912
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After sharing the roads with pretty nasty drivers and also seeing similar experiences on this thread I was thinking what if few of us can join hands and start a driving school? Most of us are from professional background with full time job or own business. So it may be something we can do as free service or we drive behavioural changes through a school ourselves to be run during weekend. I don't know what it may take to get this fulfilled but I am sure we can probably make a tangible impact. Is it doable?
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After sharing the roads with pretty nasty drivers and also seeing similar experiences on this thread I was thinking what if few of us can join hands and start a driving school? Most of us are from professional background with full time job or own business. So it may be something we can do as free service or we drive behavioural changes through a school ourselves to be run during weekend. I don't know what it may take to get this fulfilled but I am sure we can probably make a tangible impact. Is it doable?
I like the idea but it will be far from easy. I can already see challenges come our way in setting this up, starting with getting permission. Perhaps we have influential people here on the forum who can help set this up.

OR, we needn't start a school but may be just weekend sessions where perhaps friends and family can learn and practice driving, spread the word through social media and build momentum. This way we avoid all hassles of starting a registered school but are able to make a difference nevertheless.

What we will need is a place that is convenient and a set of people who can devout time for this. We can rotate amongst ourselves and come up with a schedule. Perhaps one hour per person per week if we have enough people.

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KA-05-MK-7630 (I think) red Beat with transparent w3 URL sticker on the rear number plate - the ramp of BETL is not a bus stop to stop and pick up people. When you stopped there this morning to pick up your colleague, you created a bit of a jam there. Next time find someplace else to pick up your colleague, which does not inconvenience other road users.
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One word to describe this TN driver?

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One word to describe this TN driver?
Fun for a closed private course - but on public roads this just should not be done. Amazing driving for sure but idiots to do this on public roads.
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That video goes on for seven minutes?

There's actually nothing wrong with driving safely and skilfully in reverse for as long as is needed, except safe and skilful is not what I would say about this guy. You need, at least, to be able to follow an absolute line. Maybe he can't do that even going forwards, so it doesn't make much odds!

I bet one thing: I bet he is not looking over his shoulder, but is looking in the mirror, which is the much less safe way of reversing. Either that or he now has a permanently stiff neck.

The craziest thing is the bikes overtaking someone who is driving like this --- but those guys probably wouldn't recognise danger if it flashed in red neon.
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He is as stupid and moronic as much he is skilled.i am skeptical about using the word skilled because,the other vehicles just move away. It's other people's considerate behaviour which gets him going without an accident in the video. Also,I don't thing you can get a good view especially around curves with the internal and external RVMs alone.
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It's other people's considerate behaviour...
"Considerate"?? Nah.. Try "Panic"!
Wonder what the poor souls would've felt seeing a big car such as an Innova, hurtling towards them.. That too backwards!

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He is as stupid and moronic as much he is skilled.i am skeptical about using the word skilled because,the other vehicles just move away. It's other people's considerate behaviour which gets him going without an accident in the video. Also,I don't thing you can get a good view especially around curves with the internal and external RVMs alone.
He is stupid and moronic and not skilled.

I would think that reversing without actually looking over your shoulder would be an outright fail in a UK driving test. I have to admit that, as I get older and stiffer, I find that harder to do. Hopefully, I'll never have to take another UK driving test!

A friend told me recently, after I had reversed a couple of hundred yards, that I drove better backwards than I do forwards! You know the saying: With friends like that...
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