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Old 9th January 2020, 12:02   #30136
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What I meant was that Ambulance drivers were trained in how to drive when they had the right to break the usual rules ie.
- How to jump a red light safely

- How to overtake on the wrong lane,

- How to drive on the wrong side
- How to drive on sidewalks or non-road parts of the city
I'm not sure if all drivers need to learn these!!
Of course we wouldn't want our folks learning these. I was more stressing on the bold text of your earlier post I had quoted, which is more to do with vehicular control.
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Old 9th January 2020, 15:51   #30137
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If one approaches a main road from a cross road, he is expected to stop, check for traffic and move when it is safe. Everybody has a right to use our public roads appropriately.
Absolutely the very basics of driving - His license should be suspended!!

But the behavior of the Creta driver is pretty much how a large percentage of our compatriots drive . Needless hurry !!!

Red Signal count down reaches 10 , start moving and honking -WOW 10 seconds saved

Signal turns amber - no don't slow down - accelerate further and risk

You stop at pedestrian crossing I will honk till you move

You slow down to let another vehicle merge or join mad honking is assured

You take a turn indicating well in advance , I will try squeeze in through the inside

Joining main road from bye line - I have the right of the way - let others stop or swerve. I don't care

Getting stuck in traffic is so meh - I am special , I will drive on the wrong side , On top of the divider , footpath is reserved for me

One way ?No Entry ? Let's see who can stop me

I will do all these , but if a bigger vehicle hits me - You gotta have some sympathy for me

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Old 9th January 2020, 17:27   #30138
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You stop at pedestrian crossing I will honk till you move

You slow down to let another vehicle merge or join mad honking is assured
It is incidents like this that make me want to fit a small air horn at the back of my car. Any idiot starts honking in his usual brainless mode, I'll also honk back using the horn. It'll at least provide some comedy though expectedly at the expense of some people's hearing.
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Old 10th January 2020, 15:12   #30139
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EcoSport and indigo taxi, Coimbatore to Pollachi road. The ford is pointing in the wrong direction but the police said it was the indigo that came in the opposite lane.

Note that Ecosport's rear wheel is dislodged.
Looks like the Ecosport is on the wrong side. The CCTV footage.

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Looks like the Ecosport is on the wrong side. The CCTV footage.
What the hell is that EcoSport doing on the wrong side?
The poor taxi driver had to suffer for the Ecosport driver's stupidity.
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Old 10th January 2020, 15:50   #30141
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Looks like the Ecosport is on the wrong side. The CCTV footage.
Is this footage available for the Driver and the family of the Indigo? Means a lot to them. A hefty compensation to the cab driver and a rigorous punishment to the ecosport driver and its occupants is required. It's not only the Drivers fault here, even the occupants who did not stop this at first.
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Looks like the Ecosport is on the wrong side. The CCTV footage.
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... but the police said it was the indigo that came in the opposite lane.
This seems suicidal specially on an elevated corridor. But I can't say I am surprised. I have encountered such people on NICE Road multiple times. For them, the extra toll till next exit is more expensive than human lives.
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Extremely disturbing accident news - In UP, 20 feared dead as bus collides with truck, bursts into flames

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Nearly 20 people were feared dead in a road accident involving a double-decker bus and a truck as the two collided near Chhibramau in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night.
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This seems suicidal specially on an elevated corridor. ...
It is a new level of madness in driving. Why waste money on such roads if this is the result.

Many of us have long said that new, improved roads and highways, without better driver training and discipline, will only lead to more accidents and deaths.
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Old 11th January 2020, 17:35   #30145
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EcoSport and indigo taxi, Coimbatore to Pollachi road. The ford is pointing in the wrong direction but the police said it was the indigo that came in the opposite lane.

Note that Ecosport's rear wheel is dislodged.
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Looks like the Ecosport is on the wrong side. The CCTV footage.
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What the hell is that EcoSport doing on the wrong side?
The poor taxi driver had to suffer for the Ecosport driver's stupidity.
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Is this footage available for the Driver and the family of the Indigo? Means a lot to them.
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This seems suicidal specially on an elevated corridor. But I can't say I am surprised. I have encountered such people on NICE Road multiple times. For them, the extra toll till next exit is more expensive than human lives.
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It is a new level of madness in driving. Why waste money on such roads if this is the result.

Many of us have long said that new, improved roads and highways, without better driver training and discipline, will only lead to more accidents and deaths.
I travelled this road last week and parts of it have been closed for traffic (not sure why) making it tricky, when both lanes of traffic are merged on to one side. I would put it down to speeding and not much more.

We used to have plenty of accidents due to speeding when this was a single carriageway too.

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Old 11th January 2020, 23:11   #30146
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Found this on Facebook. A Fortuner being driven at high speed was T boned by an Xcent(?). It jumped and landed on a parked Verna and City parked ahead. CCTV footage of the same can be found in the link of the source below.

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Found this on Facebook. A Fortuner being driven at high speed was T boned by an Xcent(?). It jumped and landed on a parked Verna and City parked ahead. CCTV footage of the same can be found in the link of the source below.

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Don't get it. Where was the Fortuner driver planning to go. It looked like he had no control over the car while approaching what is essentially a T junction.
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Don't get it. Where was the Fortuner driver planning to go. It looked like he had no control over the car while approaching what is essentially a T junction.
Even I was confused as the speed at which he was driving, he was bound to have a bad day because even if he took a left or right at that speed, the car was bound to topple
May be a case of failed brake.
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Found this on Facebook. A Fortuner being driven at high speed was T boned by an Xcent(?).
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Cctv footage from the link above:


News link: https://www.ptcnews.tv/chandigarh-ro...ctor-37-video/
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Chandigarh Road Accident: In a major road accident, one man was injured after speeding Fortuner rammed into two parked cars at Sector 37, on Saturday
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The driver of the Fortuner is injured and has been taken to the hospital. The identification of the driver is yet to be ascertained. According to the information, the driver was already suffering from health issues.
There was a 2 wheeler who also missed getting smashed by the Fortuner in the cctv video footage.
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Old 12th January 2020, 01:52   #30150
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Found this on Facebook. A Fortuner being driven at high speed was T boned by an Xcent(?). It jumped and landed on a parked Verna and City parked ahead. CCTV footage of the same can be found in the link of the source below.
I think he was taking Google maps maybe a bit too seriously, quite some time ago, during a trip it was late night and i was stuck in a block and it showed an alternate route, i followed it up to a point where it told me to go straight over a canal.
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