Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th June 2010, 21:46   #46
BHPian
 
samish_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 204
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

I use the Mysore road for my daily commute and of late the humps have really been a pain. The humps are very erratic especially near the Kengeri Bus Stop. The long distance buses (both state owned and private) picking up passengers haphazardly near Kengeri further add to the woes.
It is high time the authorities took some steps to improve the traffic condition near Kengeri.
samish_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th June 2010, 10:39   #47
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Benga'loo'ru
Posts: 290
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samish_g View Post
I use the Mysore road for my daily commute and of late the humps have really been a pain. The humps are very erratic especially near the Kengeri Bus Stop. The long distance buses (both state owned and private) picking up passengers haphazardly near Kengeri further add to the woes.
It is high time the authorities took some steps to improve the traffic condition near Kengeri.
It is like, punishing the travellers for driving at high speeds, with unmarked Humps.. oops bumps
Ranjan Sharma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th September 2010, 09:45   #48
BHPian
 
jeevmenon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN07
Posts: 465
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

On the NH from Hosur to Chennai, I did see lots of these single yellow posts on the medians installed. These posts had a single circular amber-colored light flashing. It really helped from a long distance to note that there are people crossing and I had to decelerate and its an unavoidable movement prone area. The SH-17 needs them big time.
jeevmenon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th September 2010, 20:27   #49
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,460
Thanked: 872 Times
Default

Traveled last week on B'lore-Mysore highway after a gap of a month and half. Took the Nice road and joined Mysore road. I was pleasantly surprised to see a reduction in unmarked humps. Though they were present but it was not as bad as it was before where i ended up driving at speed at least over 4 humps and it was not the case this time. Both the times it was during the night that I traveled and noticed the difference this time.
abhinav.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th September 2010, 21:58   #50
BHPian
 
sbala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 389
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

Got to travel from Mysore to Bangalore last weekend.. A hump for every 20 KM's is really annoying.. and last weekend, being a loonngg weekend, there was continuous traffic flow. Though, i was not driving, i felt like i am travelling in Outer Ring Road here in Bangalore. I never got a feel of driving in a highway.

Vehicles cutting across each other is a common scene there.. it seems like - survival of fittest contest
sbala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2010, 13:46   #51
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,343
Thanked: 784 Times
Default

bala where was this at ?

Quote:
A hump for every 20 KM's is really annoying
AFAIK most unmarked speed-breakers have been removed. Also the speed-breakers put up by the villagers have been scrapped.It was a breeze driving this time except for the number of nitwits driving in the wrong lane as though their dads owned the highway.
rjstyles69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th September 2010, 21:23   #52
BHPian
 
samish_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 204
Thanked: 57 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjstyles69 View Post
bala where was this at ?



AFAIK most unmarked speed-breakers have been removed. Also the speed-breakers put up by the villagers have been scrapped.It was a breeze driving this time except for the number of nitwits driving in the wrong lane as though their dads owned the highway.
Some unmarked ones have come up near Nayandahalli (on either side of the median). I guess it was put by some locals.
samish_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2010, 11:21   #53
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 7,971
Thanked: 3,388 Times
Default

I too noticed that some of the speedbreakers had been removed. However, for the existing ones, there are no markings or warnings in advance, so one better watch out.

As others mentioned, driving back to Bangalore on this highway on a Saturday or Sunday evening is like hooking your car to the vehicle in front and chugging along like a train. Rear-ending chances are really high with vehicles barely maintaining any distance from the vehicle in front.
benbsb29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2010, 17:51   #54
BHPian
 
manjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 62
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I use the Hazard sign when braking hard. I started the habit on this highway itself last year.
When i was driving my Punto last year (it was somewhat brand new) at night on this stretch i completely missed a hump and the car almost flew up in the air and the front bumper hit the ground with a loud thud. Luckily it was still in one piece with lots of scratches beneath. But poor my sister sleeping in the back seat was tossed up to the ceiling badly. The reason why I jumped it at that speed is rather funny. My wife stays awake althrough the journey and she keeps reminding of forthcoming humps and junctions and all (she keeps the GPS and has a good memory). That time she just bent down to pick a bottle of juice and a hump happened just then and i was blindly on her for the humps. Hence the result. There was a motorist on the left of the road and if he had put the Hazard lights i would have saved the jump then.

Another incident one hump at a turn, which couple here have mentioned is really notorious. I always forget its location and jumped couple of times though at lesser speeds. But once i saw a guy ahead put the Hazard lights up at this hump and i knew there was something and slowed down and saved jumping. My brother was behind me in his bike that time and he told me that this is a good practice nowadays and it helps him a lot. Then on i found it useful and started using it.
Neverthless I was telling my wife about this while driving last weekend and i still jumped it somewat. But to my suprise i found quite a lot of motorists using it at humps and i would say it is very useful as brake lights always turn up even if its a slight tap on the pedal and you tend to get confused. With traffic becoming bumper to bumper even on highways (at weekends) you tend to race ahead when you get a good stretch.

Another place i use the Hazard lights while driving is when crossing over signals at late nights when the signals are off and i am cutting across.

Last edited by manjo : 16th September 2010 at 17:56.
manjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2010, 18:18   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
rjstyles69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bengalooru..
Posts: 4,343
Thanked: 784 Times
Default

Quote:
Another incident one hump at a turn, which couple here have mentioned is really notorious. I always forget its location and jumped couple of times though at lesser speeds. But once i saw a guy ahead put the Hazard lights up at this hump and i knew there was something and slowed down and saved jumping. My brother was behind me in his bike that time and he told me that this is a good practice nowadays and it helps him a lot. Then on i found it useful and started using it.
You must be talking about the one humongous speed breaker at a curve before you enter Srirangapatna. Just before the bridge, its a car breaker for sure.
rjstyles69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2010, 20:26   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
shajufx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: BLR & Muscat
Posts: 1,575
Thanked: 269 Times
Default

Good to hear many 'unofficial' humps are removed in this route. Last time we drove to srirangapatna, I remember scraping at 3 places just because there was no sign of a hump ahead. Kengeri area before joining the mysore highway is always been a pain with the trucks and buses stopping anywhere they want. Lane discipline is anyway missing within the city too.

Most shocking fact is the slow moving traffic even before 7am, which used to be a signal-free and isolated time period until few months back.
shajufx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2010, 09:41   #57
BHPian
 
sbala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 389
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjstyles69 View Post
bala where was this at ?



AFAIK most unmarked speed-breakers have been removed. Also the speed-breakers put up by the villagers have been scrapped.It was a breeze driving this time except for the number of nitwits driving in the wrong lane as though their dads owned the highway.
@rjstyles69 - Sorry, i couldn't remember the name of the places as i was traveling in the night..
sbala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2010, 20:30   #58
BHPian
 
jeevmenon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN07
Posts: 465
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Here are the logs from last Sunday - 12th Sept 2010

6:15 am (Brindavan Gardens) to 11 am (S.G.Palaya near C.V.Raman Nagar.) Thanks to wifey for meticulously taking it all down. Reds are the humps and Greens are the bad section. Please note: Humps of the first 40 km of the above route till Mandya is not logged - just because we never thought we would find one. The moment we found some of them in the minimas we thought of noting them down. Wifey even told me as to what were we doing noting down all this, but I thought it might help in reporting. We are just happy that humps were removed recently after reading this thread else we would have had to put an extra day reserve to reach Chennai. Maybe we are spoilt by the Hosur-Chennai NH sections but...

Name:  Log1.JPG
Views: 374
Size:  70.0 KB

Name:  Log2.JPG
Views: 356
Size:  71.8 KB

Name:  Log3.JPG
Views: 347
Size:  35.6 KB

Last edited by jeevmenon : 19th September 2010 at 20:33.
jeevmenon is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2010, 21:35   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,345 Times
Default

jeevmenon, compliment your wife for maintaining such detailed logs meticulously, lot to learn from her!
hvkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2010, 21:50   #60
BHPian
 
jeevmenon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN07
Posts: 465
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

At times during trip she was saying, I am not HVK and cannot maintain detailed logs, there were some tiffs as well arguing about logs
jeevmenon 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
Bangalore-Mysore highway loses some of its humps patron Street Experiences 61 9th August 2015 12:45
Bangalore Road with 25 humps in 5 Km ! arunnn Street Experiences 115 13th February 2011 20:24
Finally authorities are thinking on Bangalore Humps raghu230506 Street Experiences 36 31st July 2010 03:21
Windscreen Grime Hazards! Sahil Technical Stuff 42 10th October 2008 10:27
HID kit safety hazards srishiva Modifications & Accessories 2 24th January 2007 13:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:25.

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