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Old 5th August 2016, 13:26   #8596
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It was a close pass and could have resulted in a collision.
Either I need to change my attitude or the others improve their driving.

Better I change.
Don't you just hate it when instances like that happen? It's just the i see gap i go fill gap mentality which is the culprit. Lack of empathy/patience/knowledge to follow lanes.

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It was a close pass and could have resulted in a collision.
Either I need to change my attitude or the others improve their driving.

Better I change.

To be honest, I don't feel you did anything wrong, he was trying to cut in and you didn't let him, he should have known better. Happens to me everyday, unless it's an emergency vehicle I don't let people who break lines cut in, unless they come too close.
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People are so trusting, no? "You do the watching, I'll do the crossing" kind..


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Woah! Today is TBhpians confession day.
This is my bad driving from yesterday. Although there was no accident, I am feeling guilty for the way I drove yesterday. It was my high headed attitude at that moment of time.
Well sir, even i have had incidences like this. It does tend to get on our nerves, but later on thinking about it i feel that the drivers like these will never improve while we are left with a feeling of guilt and wrongdoing. It's better to follow the pehele aap type thinking a let these people go. (I tend to say this, but sometimes even i fail to follow this).
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One 'near miss' accident from my dash cam - On the Varthur - kadubeesanahalli road, in front of a newly opened wine shop

The i20 seen didnt hit him


This one is from ECC Road. Some one tried to cross the road looking at one side only ! After crossing the road he waved his hand and said sorry ( not in video)

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Ps: Check out the interesting new 'number plate holder' on the R15 in the latter part of the video. Wonder if it's a company accessory..
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Fantastic one:
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Another bad parking incident:
Where: Next to UDCT, Matunga
When : Today morning, 10:30 A.M
Why : The Etios has totally blocked two cars
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Another bad parking incident:
Where: Next to UDCT, Matunga
When : Today morning, 10:30 A.M
Why : The Etios has totally blocked two cars
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Such amaze.
Such skill.
Such a moron.

And from your pic it looks like there is 'proper' parking space right in front of his nose.

Such guys should have their tyres deflated.
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Such guys should have their tyres deflated.
Which would mean you still cannot get your car to move if yours was blocked by him right?
I would rather have him towed.
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Old 10th August 2016, 11:56   #8606
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Watched in horror as this merc s class went over the divider while taking a u turn. the poor car. even the bikers at the junction were shocked and started waving their hands.

i just went ouch!

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And this video excerpt is from the city of Trivandrum- one of the few cities in India where I find drivers to be disciplined(and that means very less honking), and less traffic pile-ups.

Hope Rajasree Motors(the Benz dealership in Trivandrum) or the insurer won't fleece them for this.
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I had a very close call yesterday. I was cruising at around 80-90kmph on the highway.
Please do not take this any other way, I just want to pen down the way I think.

Is not that "highway" just a 2-lane road (though it is probably a designated NH), to be driving at 80-90 km/h...? That too littered with civilization (and thus median breaks -- for crossings, which will occur) on both sides. I never drive so fast on such roads, and keep a wide eye open for divider cuts, where people will cross over like morons. You were alert and vigilant and saved the life of that cyclist...!

I have observed, that most Indians when merging onto rushing traffic, follow the "snout" rule. Basically: insert ~4"-6" of the nose of your vehicle (be it a cycle) on an approach tangent of 15-90 degrees, and the oncoming vehicle will HAVE TO yield. It always, works without fail. Irrespective what the speed of the approach vehicle is. Period. Just do this. It is the most blood curdling malpractice occurring on our roads.
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I have observed, that most Indians when merging onto rushing traffic, follow the "snout" rule. Basically: insert ~4"-6" of the nose of your vehicle (be it a cycle) on an approach tangent of 15-90 degrees, and the oncoming vehicle will HAVE TO yield. It always, works without fail. Irrespective what the speed of the approach vehicle is. Period. Just do this. It is the most blood curdling malpractice occurring on our roads.
Yes this is more like an unwritten rule. All the cabbies follow this and one had the cheek to explain that the moment you insert a part of your vehicle (direction does not matter, can be forward/reverse), it is upto the oncoming traffic to adjust accordingly.

On a different note, i did see a you tube video whee two guys in a ciaz are touching 180 kms and driving without a seat belt. Unfortunately i do not have the link, but you can search on you tube for "Ciaz top speed" there are several videos where people have touched 180 on a ciaz. The whole lot deserve to be mentioned here, and the one driving without the belt takes the cake
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And from your pic it looks like there is 'proper' parking space right in front of his nose.
Yes sir, you are right there was ample parking space in front as well as behind the car.
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Which would mean you still cannot get your car to move if yours was blocked by him right?
I would rather have him towed.
I did leave a post it note on his window mentioning that he is blocking two cars and 'suggested' him to improve his parking skills. The first knee jerk reaction was to deflate his tyres but that would have meant the vehicle would have been stranded, and since this is a by-lane the tow trucks don't frequent it much so it like a catch-22 situation.

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