Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th November 2008, 12:06   #1
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,512
Thanked: 80,160 Times
Default 7 fools in a WagonR

This is disaster just waiting to strike. Look closely at the picture : You will see TWO heads in the TRUNK of the WagonR; an adult and a young girl. Thats a total of 7 in this li'l WagonR!! Imagine the situation if this WagonR is accidentally rear-ended by my Jeep or a crash-guard equipped Sumo! And at a speed of 50 kph.

Fat chance of survival for those two in the hatch. Who would be to blame? The two idiots crouched in the back? Or the other 5 in the car for letting this happen? Me? Or an absolute lack of awareness?

Crazy people out there, I tell ya.
Attached Thumbnails
7 fools in a WagonR-moto_0278.jpg  

Attached Images
 

Last edited by GTO : 8th November 2008 at 12:08.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 12:09   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
narayan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 2,674
Thanked: 958 Times
Default

disaster waiting to happen - i have seen people put their kids in the boot of ALTOs ! so clearly not many think accidents can happen from behind
narayan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 12:14   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
kutlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,127
Thanked: 193 Times
Default

have seen such packed up vehicles although rarely.
kutlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 12:16   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 218
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Fat chance of survival for those two in the hatch. Who would be to blame? The two idiots crouched in the back? Or the other 5 in the car for letting this happen? Me? Or an absolute lack of awareness?

Crazy people out there, I tell ya.

hahahahahaha!! GTO I have seen a lot worse, 10-15 kids stuffed into a omni van. People think its great and fun to travel like this.

And You would mostly get the blame if you accidentally rear-ended them
Gregory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 13:38   #5
BHPian
 
nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 168
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

We live in a country where a family of 5 depend on a motor cycle for commuting needs so it's not uncommon to see 7 people in a car.

Btw, were you able to actually spot 7 people? chances are that there were only 4 and 2 happen to travel in the boot for whatever reasons, for privacy maybe
nemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 13:51   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 3,059
Thanked: 4,571 Times
Default

I have seen poor school children cramped in autorikshaws in Nasik with their school bags hanging outside the vehicle on rear view mirror stalks.

I remember that Govinda song - "IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA".

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
DHABHAR.BEHRAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 13:52   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 150
Thanked: 10 Times
Exclamation

Privacy!! Riding in the boot aside, i've seen people who have their small kids (~7yrs) sit in the front beside the driver while the parents sit at the back! In fact i know 2 of these families, I don't want to but do.
eternalck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 13:53   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,368
Thanked: 383 Times
Default

At least the hatch is shut.

Have seen idiots driving with the hatch open and a boot full of children.
normally_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 14:12   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 3,079
Thanked: 251 Times
Default

And haven't we all seen a child/baby on the lap of the driver? In cars not equipped with airbags, this seems a good enough 'substitute'!
The kid will take it all!!
anupmathur is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 14:27   #10
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 33
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Yes, very dangerous..

Here in Pune I regularly see 3 or even 4 people on bikes! Then there are the trucks or vans filled with people being pushed around on the bumpy stretches. Not many people care about safety (people look at me weird if I wear the seatbelt in their car :P ) and people try to economize on everything. Its sad but cant he helped when there is complete apathy towards safety!
MaxX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 14:32   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
V-16's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 4,575
Thanked: 834 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by normally_crazy View Post
At least the hatch is shut.
Have seen idiots driving with the hatch open and a boot full of children.
Yes thats the pitts. I have seen many a car with their rear hatch open with kids sitting facing you with their legs hanging out if the car. I shudder at the thought of some car following them, tailgating them or even slightly tapping the rear end. The knees and bones would surely get smashed even if it were a 2-3 kmph hit. Why the cops dont get strict about this thing i wonder.

Another idiotic act is a kid popping out from the sunroof of a speeding car. Imagine what would happen to the kid if the car had to brake in an emergency. Sheesh!!
V-16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 14:49   #12
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,733
Thanked: 2,889 Times
Default

Quote:
Another idiotic act is a kid popping out from the sunroof of a speeding car. Imagine what would happen to the kid if the car had to brake in an emergency. Sheesh!!
Although the car wasnt speeding.
Attached Images
 
v12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 15:22   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
planet_rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bong-land
Posts: 2,320
Thanked: 362 Times
Default

spoilt brat enjoying fresh air.

is the "diesel" sticker on the boot stock? - i mean i have never seen a 220 with a diesel sticker but with a cdi sticker.
planet_rocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 15:37   #14
BHPian
 
kartikkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore...not Bengaluru
Posts: 214
Thanked: Once
Default

Good Lord!! I almost fell off my chair laughing at the title and the picture and once I stabilized myself thought of the safety issues. Yes, they have little or no chance of a survival in case of bad accident. Imagine the plight of the car pulling those 7 fools though. I can hear it screaming out for relief and mercy.
kartikkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th November 2008, 16:12   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
aaggoswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 4,628
Thanked: 1,318 Times
Default

Disaster ?
If you all are shocked after this, whenever you visit Vadodara, be ready for heart attack.

Some of my observations.

1) Maruti Omni : The car has great load carrying capacity. Atleast eight people on opposite facing bench and three in front seat.

2) Kids in trunk of Wagon R, Santro, Alto, etc is a normal sight.

3) The door of Omni school van's rear doors are open with kids literally stuffed in. Some of the " brave boys " have one leg hanging out of the car and one hand out of the car. Almost he is half outside.

4) If this is not all, during festive season, an Indigo can carry 10-11 people. I have seen this. We were first surprised that how many can come out of this car. We counted this and were shocked. Saw this in more than one sedan. Safari, well dont dare to ask.

These people literally dont know what will happen in case of even a minor crash. Forget the rear ending part. Imagine the car is doing 60-70 kmph and meets with a head on collosion. Then what will happen. Probably the rear seat's backrest will get dislodged when the two person's weight wil get onto it.

Some ways to prevent this :

1) The most basic is parcel shelf.
2) Not providing the rear quarter glass. This would give claustrophoic feeling more and people will rather avoid it. This will also reduce some grams of weight.
3) IIRC, the higher end cars have features i.e. sensors if a child is sitting in front seat then the airbags are disabled. Here we can have sensors that if an adult of kid is sitting in boot, the car wont start.
4) Design of C-pillar. The design should be like Peugeot 206 and not straight C-pillars in case of Wagon R. Till slightly above the seat, there will be space but after that the C-pillar should be raked so that the professors sitting done have enough headroom.
aaggoswami is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maruti WagonR over Hyundai Eon? EDIT : Bought WagonR with ABS / Airbags BoneCollector Hatchbacks 35 22nd May 2015 11:49
Fools On Wheels mahen_narang Street Experiences 1 16th February 2012 10:55
Happy April Fools day abhibh Shifting gears 29 1st April 2009 22:31
WagonR or Swift?(calling swift and wagonR owners) rajshenoy Hatchbacks 43 29th March 2007 09:54


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:49.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks