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Old 22nd May 2008, 17:16   #31
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Well everyone has spoken the same, so no need to rub in the salt.
Just tell us what happened later.

BTW, this is India, you can never be too confident when driving on Indian roads, have seen a lot of people get into trouble due to this over confidence.
And never get carried over by the words and cheers of your fellow passengers.

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Old 22nd May 2008, 17:32   #32
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I saw the first hairpin bend signboard and then took the turn rally style and it was perfect. My friends started appreciating me and I was smiling.
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BTW, this is India, you can never be too confident when driving on Indian roads, have seen a lot of people get into trouble due to this over confidence.
And never get carried over by the words and cheers of your fellow passengers.
That is one major problem,peer pressure. The want to show-off the driving ability by foolishly overspeeding and pulling off daring overtaking manuvers.

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This is why we have track days.
So that, people don't have to drive "Rally shtyle" on public roads.
and worse still on the hills.... and even worse during the night
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Unfortunate.

Atleast you have come out of it unharmed(?) and have the courage to post and accept your mistake.

Stay safe my fellow BHPian.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 17:35   #34
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But how many of us can actually blame him for the stunts in an isolated forest road, even though its highly risky & dangerous?
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Let those who have never driven fast or in a rash manner comment on his driving.

The rest of you should wait for the boy to complete his tale.

I agree. Let us not jump to conclusions before he has finished his story. As of now, it is his car that seems to have jumped into something.

Since he is posting the story AS IS over here, I believe he deserves to be heard out before everyone starts jumping all over him with hobnailed boots.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 17:39   #35
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Since he is posting the story AS IS over here, I believe he deserves to be heard out before everyone starts jumping all over him with hobnailed boots.
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Lets hear him out guys.

Dolphin,

Unless you derive masochistic pleasures from these comments, please post rest of your story.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 18:07   #36
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Similar incident long time back I badly scrapped my Maruti Omni's leftside,front door - rear sliding door on a curve while coming all alone from silvassa-Mumbai in the internal 100km stretch at 11.30pm that comes to Wada,gosh was lucky enough,the car went out of control at the speeds of 40-50kmph,thanks to the small walls they had made or i would have landed 5feets in the ditch.I was scared like hell.
"Mistakes do happen" then i lied to my dad that a Truck scrapped me in Thane and ran off

@Dolphin your one lucky dude,please dont repeat the same.Be carefull drive safe,please tell us about what happened next.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 18:10   #37
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This thread is in as much demand as Mr. Sam Kapasi's blogs are. People are waiting for the rest of the write-up.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 18:13   #38
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Life sometimes gets a second chance.
Use it wisely.

Thanks for sharing what must have been a dreadful experiance.

Very well put in the signature of Technocrat our moderator:
Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't
Accidents hurt - safety doesn't.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 18:46   #39
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Sorry everyone, I somehow forgot to mention what car. It was a Cielo (’98 model).
This incident happened in 2003.

I never expected such overwhelming response and concern. Thank you all. I wanted to share this experience with all you people because I felt this would certainly be helpful in today’s driving environment and different situations people get themselves into. (And I also saw JD’s accident thread, thought this experience must be shared.)

Yes, it was really stupid on my part to be driving like that. I have learnt my lesson. As many of you want to know, and it’s my duty to tell you all that everyone came out of that accident without a scratch. (Although, one of my friends who was with me that day is no more amongst us today due to a different reason.)

All of us were very lucky that day to have survived, this you will realize when I narrate the story further.

Actually this accident could have been easily avoided, if I had just continued driving on the straight road visible to me. Then I could have stopped, reversed and could have taken the correct route.
(Later found out that straight route lead to some town in Kerala.)

I also had a Maruti Esteem and the other story I have posted in, “Tips Required for Hill Driving” happened before this incident.

I don’t know, maybe it was my bad luck that these incidents happened in whatever little I have driven in hilly regions.

@ hondadude I still am writing the whole incident. There is lot more.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 18:55   #40
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Let those who have never driven fast or in a rash manner comment on his driving.

The rest of you should wait for the boy to complete his tale.

Just my suggestion
Aamen! "Sheeshe ke ghar mein rehnewaale......"

Now, if we can continue with the story please!
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80kmph in nights on hills with 6 passengers, lucky dear that you are alive.
Want to read the rest to know more.
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Continue... please. It could happen to me and your experience can educate me a lot!

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Old 22nd May 2008, 19:50   #43
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Hey Dolphin, we all make mistakes, some knowingly but most of them unknowingly. Unlike others, I would not like to fault you for that coz in retrospect it is very easy to look back and say that we have made a mistake. But during that moment it might have seemed to be the right course of action.

However it is really nice to see that you have not let your mistakes remain mistakes but made them into learning experiences, here as well as in the hill driving thread!
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Old 22nd May 2008, 20:17   #44
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Dolphin, you have me wondering why you are posting this saga, knowing that you are going to get pilloried for it...and maybe rightly so. Please finish, it is interesting.
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we are all waiting Dolphin
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