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Old 18th October 2023, 18:46   #39181
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Deeply saddened to see how life of near and dear ones are getting sniffed off in matter of seconds due to carelessness.

One glance on the rear view mirror would have saved the day.
Maybe this is how the daily routine is, because they wouldn't know otherwise. Unfortunately, all it takes is one bad day when Lady Luck is looking the other way.

Comprehensive awareness is the only way to get out of this mess. Since there are far too many 'licensed drivers' out there, and many more getting on with zero knowledge of how to drive, compulsory awareness should be introduced without delay.

Like creating clips (similar to drinking and smoking awareness ads before movies)and showing it in movie theatres, before popular evening serials etc.
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Old 18th October 2023, 20:05   #39182
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Like creating clips (similar to drinking and smoking awareness ads before movies)and showing it in movie theatres, before popular evening serials etc.
Oh, Please, No! Please don't give this idea to our government overlords. There is a time and place for everything. The time for educating the drivers is during driver training and license issuance process. Don't issue licenses for bribes. Don't make a mockery of the driving tests. Educate, Train, and Test rigorously.

People spend 1000 Rupees on 2 tickets for a movie these days. And then we spoil their mood by showing them grotesque visuals of mouth cancer. Why not ban the tobacco products, surrogate advertising and easy (+illegal) sale of tobacco everywhere, including to minors!

On top of this, now let's also start lecturing people on driving manners before movies. Wrong approach.
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Old 18th October 2023, 20:45   #39183
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Heavy vehicles are supposed to use the left most lanes in big cities. At least one side of the monsters are safe guarded.
Some cities prohibit their entries in the daytime for a reason.

It is like an elephant 'running' with many goats on our streets.
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Old 19th October 2023, 00:45   #39184
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Like creating clips (similar to drinking and smoking awareness ads before movies)and showing it in movie theatres, before popular evening serials etc.
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Oh, Please, No! Please don't give this idea to our government overlords. There is a time and place for everything. ... ... ... On top of this, now let's also start lecturing people on driving manners before movies. Wrong approach.
I'm not so sure. There were some very brilliant road-safety clips on British TV many years ago, one of which, about rear-seat belts, has become a classic on this forum in the present day.

A brilliant film maker can say so much in just one or two minutes, and say it in a way that makes us never forget.
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Old 19th October 2023, 09:32   #39185
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This happened on yesterday. A perfect example for placing the warning traingle at least 30 meters away from your stationary car during an emergency. Last minute maneuvers to avoid a stationary vehicle on the left lane and the result is seen in this video.

Needless to say, being extremely attentive while driving including maintaining safe distance is also critical.



(Raw footage was shared by my friend Deepak that I uploaded to YouTube)
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Old 19th October 2023, 13:18   #39186
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Another case of hit-and-run, in Mangaluru.



This Eon ran over 5 people walking on the foothpath and then drove off with impunity!

As per reports, out of the 5, 1 woman has died and the other 4 are seriously injured.

https://www.ndtv.com/cities/on-camer...killed-4494125
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Old 19th October 2023, 14:53   #39187
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Needless to say, being extremely attentive while driving including maintaining safe distance is also critical.

For the last few seconds the tempo actually accelerating instead of decelerating before it rearended the tempo (or was that an illusion due to the car with the dash cam slowing down). Even from this awkward angle of the dash cam it is clear that there is something happening ahead (as cars have slowed down considerably). So I do not understand what happend there. Was it panic press of accelerator ?
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Was it panic press of accelerator ?
Spot on. Frame by frame, the video shows the 2nd Tempo caught the stop way too late and then pressed the Gas Pedal instead of Brake.

Also, the Plume of Black Diesel soot filled smoke gives it away.
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Even from this awkward angle of the dash cam it is clear that there is something happening ahead (as cars have slowed down considerably). So I do not understand what happend there. Was it panic press of accelerator ?
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Spot on. Frame by frame, the video shows the 2nd Tempo caught the stop way too late and then pressed the Gas Pedal instead of Brake.

Also, the Plume of Black Diesel soot filled smoke gives it away.
Assuming that one of the brake light bulbs was surprisingly working for the LCV being discussed, the driver did hit the brakes on one occasion where he suspected a commotion ahead (or may be even spotted the stationary car on the left lane). If you watch the video frame by frame, you will notice that the left brake light does come on at about 27s and remains on till 30s. The driver then suddenly realises that it was a wrong move and again hits the brakes this time at 32s but it was too late. You can also notice how before rear ending another LCV, the tail raises upward by a bit.

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The smoke is likely due to limited leg room for the driver in such a vehicle, especially during a collision where he may have held on to the brake but the impact resulting in twisting of his ankle in the footwell area and thus pressing the accelerator too. Notice that the brake light (LHS) remains lit pretty much during and after the impact too.

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The smoke is likely due to....
1 more reason...

He was upshifting or downshifting, and was on the clutch to change gears and never completed the shift, just pressed down the clutch and gas hard so idle and full accel pedal let out the soot.

Or, just ended up pressing the clutch instead of brake and hence the gap rapidly closed down (idle coast) and he kept pressing A+C and not the B!
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Old 20th October 2023, 02:07   #39191
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This again shows the quality of drivers in our country. Hit and runs have become so common. I hope the person is caught.
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Another case of hit-and-run, in Mangaluru.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=lCc6H5fmP14

This Eon ran over 5 people walking on the foothpath and then drove off with impunity!

As per reports, out of the 5, 1 woman has died and the other 4 are seriously injured.

https://www.ndtv.com/cities/on-camer...killed-4494125

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This again shows the quality of drivers in our country. Hot and runs have become so common. I hope the person is caught.
As per the article, the father and son (who was driving) went to the police station and surrendered.
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This happened on yesterday. A perfect example for placing the warning traingle at least 30 meters away from your stationary car during an emergency. Last minute maneuvers to avoid a stationary vehicle on the left lane and the result is seen in this video.

Needless to say, being extremely attentive while driving including maintaining safe distance is also critical.
Your point on the placement of warning triangle is on-point. However, in this particular case, the stationary vehicle had it's boot fully open. That was a big indicator itself. Yet, somehow, the first car took sharp turn into middle lane and slowed down/ stopped. That made the second car (white) to suddenly brake in front of first LCV, leading to the cascade of events.

Though stationary car is definitely at fault for not placing warning triangle, the other two cars are also at fault for suddenly turning/ stopping in middle lane.

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As per the article, the father and son (who was driving) went to the police station and surrendered.
I believe many people in India specifically do hit and run because of mob justice. Mob never faces any consequences for their actions. Many a times it's not a 4 wheelers fault but they still have to face the brunt of mob justice. Here the car driver is clearly at fault but he ran and then surrendered himself may indicate he was afraid of mob justice.
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1 more reason...

He was upshifting or downshifting, and was on the clutch to change gears and never completed the shift, just pressed down the clutch and gas hard so idle and full accel pedal let out the soot.

Looks like it. There is also another possibillity.

The vehicle in question was in the left most lane and indeed saw the stopped car in the left lane decided to lane hop (to the middle lane) instead of slowing down. Once in the middle lane it probably wanted to get into the right most lane (overtaking the car with dash cam) so accelerated but by then the tempo in the middle lane slowed down drastically (due to the pile up in front).


Ideally one should look far ahead and if one sees a dense traffic in front should realise the futility of accelerating and "closing the gap". However most folks refrain from doing this and some how believe they can muscle through the crowd. That tendency sealed the fate of the tempo
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