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Old 24th November 2005, 13:09   #16
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Glad to know that you all are safe.

Believe me or not. When I read that you have only slept 2 hrs the previous night, layer of water formed on my eyes & it was very difficult to read.

I realized that reading has become easier, only when I read, you saying that sleep has gone out of your mind after that accident.

Probably when I was reading that scary line, the water formation would have disappeared.

Certainly this writing will help a lot of them and restrict them without experiencing it
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@Drifter, I wouldn't give any more tips as everyone has contributed enough, but let's thank god to keep you all safe and sound.

(P.S.: Our government is not always as bad as it is projected to be).
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Hey Drifter, good to see all are ok.

Its been a bad month for us T-bhpians and their cars looks like. But atleast the Govt. helped you out!!
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Hi Drifter,

Good to know all are ok with minor scrapes and bruises.
Remedies suggested by previous posts such as caffeine should workout to 1-1.5 hrs of alertness. What the co driver does is also an important factor.
Of all these powernap mentioned by GTO is the most effective, combined with regular caffeine breaks should get you through the night incident free.
Even the brown brew available at roadside dallies is good enough.
And driving at three digit speeds should be avoided, since no amount of urgency/emergency, is bigger than life.
Drive safe

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man!
a. thank god u got away with this one.
b. u did menton considering rest. If this thought arises u're already too fatigued
c. u were in a hill section, and u mentioned hairpins around there. What were u doing at 100+ speeds dude ?
d. even post-office tiredness can slow ur reaction time down - its very smart to realize this asap and drop a few 10s of kmph. Plus the dark (lower visibility) plus hills plus fatigue!
Dude, God's been kind to you!
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c. u were in a hill section, and u mentioned hairpins around there. What were u doing at 100+ speeds dude ?
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some of the ghat sections on the mumbai -goa stretch can be done safely with 100+speeds if you are in the "fast in faster out " mood...nothing wrong in it
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some of the ghat sections on the mumbai -goa stretch can be done safely with 100+speeds if you are in the "fast in faster out " mood...nothing wrong in it
Yeah the 'ghats' on the road to Krishnagiri also are pretty quick - but if its hairpin bends terrirtory, I have my doubts. You might be *able* to, but again, you might not.
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hey drifter

glad to know your okay man.that must have been one scary night for you.


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ps. rtech still waiting to hear what happened to you.
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Hey drifter,
good to know you are safe and are all fine.
BTW any pics of the car?
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Hey Drifter glad to know that all you guys were safe after that incident.
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It is nice to hear that you and all your friends escaped almost unhurt in this ghastly accident. Also, I appreciate your willingness to discuss this issue on the forum. It is nice of you to have alerted all members about the dangers of driving while fatigued. Take care.
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Drifter ,

I heard about this from Power freak and was zapped ! First I thanked God that all you guys got out safetly !

But yes that was a silly thing to do - u ignored your brain's warning too !

Anyways all's well that ends well - You have learnt a hard lesson ...

cheers mate
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Hai Drifter,

Nice to know all of you got out in one piece.

I drove that route... Thane to Kolva in day time...... during night that would have been a horror if you are not fresh. Till Panaji I did in 10 hrs from there to Kolva took 1 hr.

When we drive long stretches there is an urge to finish as you near the days destination.... that's when you need to watch out. You tend to push yourself that extra 10-15 KMs before the next stop or harvest the daylight as much as possible. That's when you are bound to rip, cut that extra corner and make that ONE mistake. When we're fatigued, wherever you are...... its a good idea to stop and pump some caffine into the system.

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Drifter,

Glad to know u and ur co-passengers are ok… U guys have been thru one big experience… it could take a long time for those travelling with you to get over it...

I've been lucky not to have any major accidents on that stretch, but there have been 3 major accidents in my family on NH17 to Goa, one of which led to the car being scrapped… and all these were in broad daylight!!!

The afternoon period, between 1:00pm to 3:00pm can be a tricky time to drive too, all the passengers tend to drift off to sleep after lunch… and so does the person driving...

I've done the Bombay - Goa stretch about 5 times at night… and every time I do it, it springs new surprises at me.

3 digit figures are ok during the day, but at night I try to stay below 90…

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Driftya, good to hear you all ok ... but i was surprised when Addy told me that you opt to continue driving in the night.


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SWITCH OFF THE MUSIC IF YOU'RE WEARY, and stay in tune with your engine.
I would disagree. Even if the passengers are asleep if you turn off the music it would make one feel even more lonely.
That was just my view.
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