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Old 2nd April 2016, 20:12   #20161
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School van / bus drivers and drivers of company buses / company contract vehicles are some of the worst drivers on the road. It boggles the mind that officials in charge of transport in these organizations don't have even basic screening / training procedures in place.

When I was doing some consulting for a company in Chennai in 2007, a cab arranged by them dropped me to Chennai airport. It was a nerve-wracking ride. I wrote to the transport manager the next day, saying I had ridden in cars since birth (my father had cars before I was born, and I'm not exactly a spring chicken), and I had never before been so terrified / nauseous before in a car. My instructions to slow down, respect rules and drive carefully only elicited a "yes sir" with no change in behavior. That cab & driver were sacked never to be hired back.

I partly blame passengers of these vehicles (not school kids obviously) for not speaking up.
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Old 2nd April 2016, 22:33   #20162
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One of the fears I have of driving on our roads is being hit by a flying object and got a glimpse of it the other day!

Luckily, damage was just the number plate.

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Old 3rd April 2016, 19:42   #20163
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Another sad accident near Aruyalur, jeyankondam in Tamilnadu where a private stage carrier collided with a livestock carrying mini Lorry causing deaths of 18 cows. Let the poor souls RIP.
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We humans die because of our actions but it's heart wrenching to see these innocent animals die not by their actions but by us humans.
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Old 3rd April 2016, 23:52   #20164
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This accident happened in Pune when some mad driver hit 5 cars from the back.
Look at the brown car which is none other than India's lightest car - Renault Kwid
Again raising a concern in my mind
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Old 4th April 2016, 00:57   #20165
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ne of the fears I have of driving on our roads is being hit by a flying object and got a glimpse of it the other day!
More than the object, my fear is to make these multiple overtakes from different lanes like riding in a track. At that speed just crossing over multiple lanes makes no safe sense.

You have your own proof to see what can go wrong and drive safe.
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Old 4th April 2016, 20:17   #20166
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Came across this truck which had caught fire while returning from Chennai to Bangalore over Easter weekend few KM's before Krishagiri

Not sure what caused the same, however when I crossed only cabin was on fire. Hence it should be due to any mechanical / short circuit issue and not due to the contents carried by the truck.

Called up toll booth helpline and they informed patrol vehicle was already enroute.

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Old 5th April 2016, 12:24   #20167
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Another tragic accident resulting from driving under influence.

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Sarthak, grandfather Bhiku Kolekar (65), mother Shilpa (30) and grandmother Indu (58) - residents of sector 2 in Gorai- were crossing a road in Anand Nagar in Oshiwara while returning from a relative's birthday party around 10 pm when a speeding Volkswagen crashed into them.

The driver, Indrajit Nattoji, a 45-year-old resident of Yari Road in Andheri West, however, did not stop. He was chased down by locals and passersby on bikes and caught.

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Old 5th April 2016, 18:33   #20168
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan Test-Ride Thread

An accident with scooter? This has a lot of people puzzled.

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Old 5th April 2016, 18:37   #20169
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An accident with scooter? This has a lot of people puzzled.

Sorry, but what is puzzling in this? A motorcycle and scooter crashing against each other?
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:15   #20170
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Sorry, but what is puzzling in this? A motorcycle and scooter crashing against each other?
Probably he is referring to the shearing off of the front fork/tube. Normally one would expect them to bend but not break.
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:23   #20171
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan Test-Ride Thread

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Probably he is referring to the shearing off of the front fork/tube. Normally one would expect them to bend but not break.
Depends on a lot of factors. This incident left the front fork shearing off of this Ducati as well; so one cannot generalize



It seems like the Himalayan crashed at a pretty high speed. That scooter did not fare too well either
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Old 5th April 2016, 19:26   #20172
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan Test-Ride Thread

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An accident with scooter? This has a lot of people puzzled.
Sad to see this! Hope riders of both the bikes are safe.
A bit alarming is seeing both the downtube broken on the himalayan. TR no plate, was it a test ride bike?
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Old 5th April 2016, 21:44   #20173
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Sorry, but what is puzzling in this? A motorcycle and scooter crashing against each other?
Lol exactly I agree , by just posting pictures with no reference and a cryptic one liner don't mean jack . What exactly was the poster hoping to achieve or convey is lost...sensationalism maybe ? Let's stick to discussing the bike and keep this for the accidents in India thread ..
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Old 5th April 2016, 21:58   #20174
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Re: The Royal Enfield Himalayan Test-Ride Thread

The accident details were not available when I posted the pics- and the reason for posting the pics is that all new owners will start posting their reviews within the coming days.
Without a dent on the rim- the breaking of BOTH the tubes,shows the shearing off, indicative of poor metallurgy and/or a poor miscalculation of what longer downtubes mean in terms of stress on the knuckle.
A few on FB were kind to put out a link that indicated to how the accident could have happened etc- that was post my post.
I am equally vocal about other brands when they are wrong and here is a picture of a HD Super Glide that hit a truck at a combined speed of 120. This is what happens on all bikes provided you cross a reasonable threshold of material strength- not a Duo. That Ducati was from Pune on the Lavasa road- and doing again in excess of 120- when the imbalance threw him off and the bike hit a culvert and broke.
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This i assume is a thread on ownership and the poor quality that is reflected in this should be a part of this thread.
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Old 5th April 2016, 22:53   #20175
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In-campus-accident #2: This one happened inside our campus when the lady driving this micra (Yes, she's an infamous driver) crashed into a pole and hit a motorcyclist. The biker sustained few minor injuries.
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