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Old 19th September 2023, 15:34   #39001
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The Thar accident is a classic case of "I have a bigger vehicle and people should get out of my way" attitude. Even in reviews of these cars on respectable platforms, you often read statements talking about how the car has such commanding presence that others move out of your way. Extremely irritating and unsafe way of thinking.

Unless you're driving an emergency vehicle with your sirens on, get in line like everyone else.

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Old 19th September 2023, 16:06   #39002
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Overtaking in a curve! Rashly driven Thar collides with pickup.
Can't help thinking that a bit of defensive driving by the Swift driver could have avoided him getting involved in the accident.
I would take sides with everyone putting the blame on the rash and negligent Thar driver who must have surely seen a Bollywood film getting deeply inspired, where stunt drivers for film heroes do all such road theatrics and daredevily to chase villians, breaking not only traffic rules but every rule on the earth.

The road is wet, slippery and cars are moving. Without giving any warning to other drivers for a decent overtake, the Thar driver transgresses to his right disregarding the "no overtaking" white line. The Swift driver has perhaps saved himself from a life threatening accident with not one, but two solid steely Mahindras.

The Bolero pickup driver could have been an autorickshaw driver earlier, being very habituated to suddenly take U or L turns and keep his vehicle transverse to the road, come what may.

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Old 19th September 2023, 16:28   #39003
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It's only hard for people who cannot wait.

The line means it's dangerous to overtake, right? And people should be able to see the danger even without the line. Can't overtake? Drive at the speed of the people in front and be content. Or at least, put up with it.
Absolutely. Couldn't agree more. The two highways I drive most on are Bangalore to Kottayam and Gauhati to Shillong. No matter which routes I take for the former, there always seem to be some impatient drivers who just can't accept that speed they proceed depends on the road, weather , topography of the road and what not. They will cross yellow lines, overtake via shoulder of the road, blind overtakes even in ghats...

Comparatively drivers of North East seems to be more patient, at least once you leave city limits.

The Thar driver probably wanted to save a couple of minutes stuck behind slower traffic, he sure lost much more in the bargain.
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Old 19th September 2023, 19:04   #39004
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The Seltos reversing into a pole. Was it an IVT version? That transmission works equally smoothly in both directions!
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Old 19th September 2023, 19:11   #39005
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With the frequent diversions and the occasional nonexistent road sections, people are either lying or have been driving with suicidal thoughts if they say they reached within 6 hours.

I normally take more than 7 hours between Chennai and Bangalore, with at least 3 stops to rest / freshen up.
It's impossible as you say to do it in 5 hours. CBD to CBD will take 6 to 6.5 hours at the least. My timing looks something like this : 3 hours to Ranipet from Whitefield. 30 to 45 minutes to Kanchipuram depending on time of the day. 45 minutes to Sriperumbudur. 1.25 to 1.5 hours to Meenambakkam via Vandalur. One break of 45 minutes with kids et al.
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Old 19th September 2023, 20:33   #39006
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Similar incident, a police vehicle overtaking on a blind curve. Luckily, I was in sedate speed and had just enough room towards my left to move to.
Wow! This boils my blood to no extent. You were extremely lucky because unlike most, you were enjoying the ride. And this probably saved you from the humiliating government high handedness. I myself faced something like this when I was young and just started to drive. The Chief Justice India convoy was en route to my hometown Coimbatore. But the intersection from across my home was not manned by police and hence I was not stopped. I crossed the road and was driving casually when the CJI convoy at full blast forced me to move aside. Later the police who did not stop me initially had the gall to blame and fine me with a 400 rupee fine(with receipt). One policeman later admitted that it was their fault but if they had not penalised me someone might get suspended for duty negligence. A horrible life experience with government machinery that day. Canít help it.
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Old 19th September 2023, 21:02   #39007
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With the recent rains, there seems to be a sudden increase in the number of accidents in Kerala.
Bus fishtails in wet road, knocks car off the road to a ditch.

People lacking understanding of the driving dynamics in wet roads.

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Old 19th September 2023, 21:20   #39008
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Horrible bad luck for the Duster. But i think the SUV saved the bus from toppling over. The angle it was drifting in, the bus was surely bound to roll over.
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Old 19th September 2023, 21:49   #39009
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Horrible bad luck for the Duster. But i think the SUV saved the bus from toppling over. The angle it was drifting in, the bus was surely bound to roll over.
Minor correction.Not a duster, but terrano.

Agree on horrible luck poor guy, hope he is ok.
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But i think the SUV saved the bus from toppling over.
But isn't the SUV the culprit in first place?

Don't you think the bus driver applied brake seeing the car cutting across his lane and to avoid hitting it, and that caused the bus to drift.
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I think the Swift driver actively contributed to the accident.
Sorry, got to disagree with you. It's quite easy to watch this in the video and analyze postmortem what could have been done better. But when you are on the road, these things happen in blink of an eye it's very difficult to make split second decisions especially when you are in your lane, driving sanely and you have a clean view of your lane ahead of you. The fault is 100% on the Thar driver who was overtaking rashly while approaching a blind curve. Such drivers should have their license revoked immediately.
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Old 20th September 2023, 11:05   #39012
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Received on WA about a fatal fire accident on Bangalore - Mysore Highway. No further details.

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Old 20th September 2023, 11:25   #39013
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Bus fishtails in wet road, knocks car off the road to a ditch.
Unfortunately, despite all the notoriety of how stringent MVD is in Kerala, the law enforcement is failing to reign in private buses. With recent installation of the cams, maddening speed has decreased but there is a lot more job to do. Then number of stories people have to tell about private bus related accidents underlines how prevalent it is.
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Old 20th September 2023, 11:33   #39014
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Bus fishtails in wet road, knocks car off the road to a ditch.
The Terrano entered the curve with half of it in the wrong lane, possibly because of that genius pedestrian walking on the road even though there was enough space on his right. He was also going too fast for the conditions. The bus driver tried to do right thing but of course these buses are hardly cutting edge, as they don't even have ABS. He too could've been a tad slower given the conditions but not as much as the car driver should've been.

But it does seem that the Terrano managed to get the situation under control in the end, just that the chain reaction of his previous actions went against him.

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Unfortunately, despite all the notoriety of how stringent MVD is in Kerala, the law enforcement is failing to reign in private buses. With recent installation of the cams, maddening speed has decreased but there is a lot more job to do. Then number of stories people have to tell about private bus related accidents underlines how prevalent it is.
Agree with you but not just private busses, our own elephant (KSRTC) is no better.
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