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Old 2nd July 2009, 17:25   #691
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Laugh OR Blow-your-top-off: Two brimmed up autos side by side (since one is trying to overtake) on a uphill stretch of road, smoking and screaming through their tin pipes, at the rate of 10 kmph.
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Old 9th July 2009, 20:41   #692
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Default Posting an incident that happened with me a month back

At the junction on hosur road towards ashok nagar, I couldn’t see the signal and by mistake went pass. The traffic police on the other side stopped me as I had jumped a signal.

He checked my license and other documents and all was fine. He told me I’ll have to pay fine for jumping the signal, I said it’s fine as I knew it was my fault.

But then comes the shock, he asked to me to pay 400 Rs for jumping the signal. I told him fine for jumping the signal is 100 Rs not 400 so I argued with him. He then took out his blackberry and told this is “BlackBerry Fine” . As if we need to pay 4x fine because he will give receipt from his blackberry.

I continued my arguments and kept repeating that fine for jumping the signal is 100 Rs. Then he told me he will charge me for two offenses (signal breaking and dangerous driving). I knew I wasn’t driving fast nor was driving on the wrong side of the road. So the argument continues. Finally he agreed for 100 Rs and told me to be careful from next time. I said fine and paid him 100 Rs.

Here comes another shock, he refused to give me receipt for 100 Rs. He told I have captured the data in my black berry, if I give you receipt it will go to main center and you will be charged double fine from next time. I told him that I am fine with that but I need receipt. Again after long debate he agreed to give me receipt for the 100 Rs, I didn’t want that 100 Rs to go in his pocket.

I wonder if it was somebody else instead of me who didn’t knew about the actual fines, he would have either paid 400 Rs or might have tried to bribe the police for some lesser amount.

Moral of the story – be aware about the traffic fines. Take the receipt for the fine you pay.

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Old 9th July 2009, 22:50   #693
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Moral of the story – be aware about the traffic fines. Take the receipt for the fine you pay.

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Well done Gandhi for fighting with the cop and getting the receipt ... Better be a bit more careful next time at the signal ...

The funniest part is Blackberry fine ...
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Well done Gandhi for fighting with the cop and getting the receipt ... Better be a bit more careful next time at the signal ...
In such situations, it is very important not to loose your cool. I made sure in the whole conversation that I was very humble all the time and never tried to hurt his ego. If he decides to fine you than he'll come up with some or the other reason.

Also, fighting with the cops is never a good solution especially when you don't know the local language and your physique isn't that inspiring to take a local cop head on. Believe me, such arguments sometimes can turn really ugly and you may get into bigger trouble.
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Today Morning. Driving out onto Windtunnel Road. One moron on a Activa overtakes me and hits my front bumper. He is overtaking from the right side to turn left towards EGL campus from the behind road. While i was turning right.

His side guard gets stuck in the bumper and it twists. He looks back, says sorry and rides off.

I am not sure about the damage so i ask him to stop, so I can have a look. He dosent and just rides off.

Now that makes me really mad, it was not about the money but about the courtesy to atleast acknowledge the damage to someone else's property.

I start behind him and stop him on the road towards EGL. Get off the Bolero and ask him why is he running off.

He replies "I said sorry, so now what?"

I was like, how does that repair my damage.

He replies, you could have told me, i would have paid.

Duh? how?? you were riding off.

I then ask him why he was running off. What he says next really pisses me off.

He goes "What would you have done if i could have just rode off and not stopped now. You could have never traced me. Mine is a Tamil Nadu registered bike."

For a few moments i was lost for words. I had enough. All this while I was thinking that i wont go the give me the money route.

I take his keys, park the Bolero on the side - sorry to all the folks who were stuck behind because my brains were fried for those moments.

Ask him to give me a missed call on my number, take his visiting card. And let him go.

Next thing to do is genuinely go to a tinkerer and find how much it would cost to have it set right. Though it would just mean bending it back in place. Just that he realises it i will get a quote and ask him to pay. Even if its a very small amount.
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Spitfire you are the right person to teach people lesson i think you should get it replaced and ask that moron to pay for it!

These days people dont have dearth of attitude!

"You could have never traced me. Mine is a Tamil Nadu registered bike.""

This is really worrying and have thought bout it several times!What is more shocking is the thought process of the guy involved, i presume he was a IT professional but his thinking was of a criminal!
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Spitfire, good job! such rude guys should taught a hard lesson!

BTW, did he agree to pay-up the damages?
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i think you should get it replaced and ask that moron to pay for it!
Oh well its a Bolero anyways. I just went down and bend it back in place. Couldnt work with a bend bumper on my mind It looks good enough. Now to get the small scratch removed from the tinkerer and send him the bill + fuel cost to get to the garage.

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This is really worrying and have thought bout it several times!What is more shocking is the thought process of the guy involved,
Thats what made me ask for his details. Until then i wanted to see whether he truly thinks he made a mistake. He did not and so asked him to pay.

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YES. I have found out his managers name and the HR managers name too. You know just incase the fellow thinks he can get away with it.

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Oh yes he did. Now to wait and see whether he keeps his word.

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Hi all,
This happened the day before.
As I left from my office towards home, as usual there was
a big pile up opp Christ College.
I was besides an Ikon and its left door was not properly closed.
I peeped in to see a chauffer behind the wheel. I knocked at the
window and pointed at the error.
What happens is completely weird. He leans towards the door and
in the process lifts his leg off the brake pedal. He did not realise this.
The door was bolted properly all right but the Ikon reversed slowly only to hit the bull bar of Chevy Tavera behind.
Braakhh! All this for being courteous. The traffic started moving and so did I. I checked my RVMs to pick up a tussle, but there was none. Both cars were moving.
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Oh well its a Bolero anyways. I just went down and bend it back in place. Couldnt work with a bend bumper on my mind It looks good enough. Now to get the small scratch removed from the tinkerer and send him the bill + fuel cost to get to the garage.

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Thanks, will probably do that. Instead of wasting a day at the tinkerer.
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Default Diversion alert at Belandur-Sarjapur Road connector

The weekend, some agency has dug up the road connecting the ORR to the Sarjapur Road (belandur gate). In the morning as I was coming to office I saw this particular road used by cars coming from ORR towards Sarjapur Road. The road is pretty narrow as it comes to the end of diversion and the slope is so steep and badly designed, every car was kissing the road. For car enthusiasts like us, its a bad sight and sound.

As I see the maps I see in the map there are some other roads which can be used to bypass this road, but not sure whether they exist!. Attaching the pic of the road and the diversion marked by me. Do use this cautiously if you are travelling in car.
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Last week there was chaos on Belandur junction as people from all the directions where trying to go causing a bad jam... i was stuck for about 30mins in this signal. sadly found no cops around...
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Last week there was chaos on Belandur junction as people from all the directions where trying to go causing a bad jam... i was stuck for about 30mins in this signal. sadly found no cops around...
no cops around. quite expected. This is fast becoming a major problem in b'lore.I saw the cops riding in the opposite direction the other day at JDP signal on MG Road. So, thats when I stopped doing anything about it.
It was hilarious the other day when , near frazer town (maruti seva nagar), there is this bit of road made one way by putting up a barricade on one side. There was this Yellow board innova who wanted to come in the opposite direction. I diligently went and stopped in front of him and didn't do anything. That guy started shouting god knows whatever coz I was calmly sitting with music on. one 2 wheeler guy wiggled around me and went and shouted at him.so did another and yet another. this went on for 5 minutes all the while getting spit at by people and I did not do a thing. Then , he was forced to go reverse coz he was spit enough. Then I smoothly went by next to him and said " I really loved what I did to you..suffer.." and laughed out real loud. Should've seen the bugger's face. worth laughing for the next week.
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Saw this on the way back from the Airport.
It had to happen. This volvo bus was ripping from BIAL to JP nagar at 120km/hr. The driver was sleepy and lost control. As a result he rammed into the rear of a lorry.

There were 6 passengers in the bus. The driver and an elderly couple were injured but nothing serious.

Source: Times of india.
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