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Old 3rd August 2005, 23:30   #1
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This happend when the driver of the car was adjusting his music sys without keeping an eye on the road. a truck in the front suddenly stopped, by that time it was too late. not much damage done but still decided to post it, shows that u need to keep an eye on the road and not on the music sys






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Old 3rd August 2005, 23:45   #2
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It's good most cars these day come with stereos mounted at the top of the center console not allowing to loose too much sight from the road when operating the stereo
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Any thoughts on using a remote control mounted on the steering wheel itself?
Simply by using your thumbs, you can control most functions of the stereo.
Any idea about the cost of having something like this fitted on your existing stereo?
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pioneer steering remotes cost approx 1.2k

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kindaa expensive.......
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not when you campare it to the cost of repairs of that Skoda or any car
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pioneer steering remotes cost approx 1.2k

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well here in delhi the steering remote costs rs.600 .know this cos i bought one recently
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What speed was he at?
I know this is a wierd comparision but when one of our old esteems slipped while braking and went under a bus, at a low speed, the damage was much much more.
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Karthik 247, good that you have post this experience. Being a newbie, I make sure that everything is set perfect before I engage the gear. If at all something needs my attention while driving, I prefer to park the vehicle and carry out. If parking the vehicle is not possible, I prefer to do that later.

I suspect that I will care to take the pain of parking the vehicle, once I get confidence with steering, I like to be conscious with such things even after I get the control.

I worry not about the damage to the car, but about the two wheelers & the pedestrians.

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I was coming home by a rick yesterday. There was a SUV right in front of us that was taking a right. The rickshaw driver looked to the right for just a quarter of a second, the next moment, the only thing we could see was a man with a walking stick RIGHT in front of the rickshaw!! At that moment, I thought that guy is gone, but the rickshaw driver braked hard and the rickshaw skid towards the left, and the guy fortunately moved to the right. I was waiting for the inevitable. But, thank God, no one slammed into us from behind.

This shows that even if you lose your concentration for even one moment, it can be very dangerous.
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This shows that even if you lose your concentration for even one moment, it can be very dangerous.
This reminds me of this guy whose story is folklore in my company.

'Bout five years ago, this guy was part of a team that was sent on a long term onsite trip to Dallas, TX. At that time the company used to pay for car rentals, so this guy rented a car to commute from his apartment to the client's office. One night while driving out of the parking lot of his apartment, he dropped a tape that he had been inserting into the cassette player in the car, and he bent down to pick it up from the floor of the car. While doing this - I don't know whether he missed a turn or turned his steering wheel by accident - he drove right into another building in the apartment complex. Now the buildings in the complex were made of wood, so his car plowed right through the wall and into a ground-floor bedroom, scaring a couple right out of their bed.

I've never met the guy whose supposed to have done this (he has since left the company), but this story is one that still makes the rounds a bit.
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Okey guys, here's another accident..this time a lil more damage done. Don't know how it happened, but lets all have a guess






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Looks smashed on the sides...can these crumpled aprons be restored to stock?
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Ohh man this looks really sad! Any idea how this happened!
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Ohh man this looks really sad! Any idea how this happened!
OK Am gonna Hazard a guess.
Since we have already read of one Skoda crashing as the owner was trying to adjust his music system..
The guy driving was looking into the rear view mirror trying to adjust his toupe and didnt see the vehicle in front of him stopping??
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