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Old 19th November 2018, 04:12   #27481
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That Car had nothing to stop it from going under the bus.
Except its driver.

(yes, yes... I do agree about the safe construction stuff. I am all for safety precautions of all kinds)

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[*]Kid does not cry when he / she is holding the steering
This just redefined "ridiculous" in my dictionary.

This is not the first time I'm aware of this practise, though. Once on an overnight journey in a volvo bus (which was doing 100+) speeds, at a toll booth, in the neighbouring lane, I could clearly see through the large window of the bus, how a guy was driving a packed-to-the-brim ecosport with an infant sitting in his lap (sleeping facing his chest, max 2 yrs old). My eyes bulged out when I saw the same sight 2 toll booths after. That's around 150 or so highway km's minimum, driving with an infant on the lap.
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Old 19th November 2018, 11:12   #27483
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Two lives were lost and two are in critical condition - all because of a wrong indicator.

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It appears that car driver Nagendra and police vehicle driver were both confused by the wrong indicator shown by the biker.

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Hoskote-bound biker Hemant Kumar slowed down to move to the left side of the road, but by mistake, he had switched on the two-wheeler’s right indicator
and this happened...

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Confused by the biker’s movements, the police vehicle driver coming in the opposite direction slowed down. Nagendra, who was behind Hemant, veered to the extreme right of the road, hit the bike and collided head-on with the police vehicle.
resulting in...

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Police have registered a case against Nagendra under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) and various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. Both vehicles were seized for probe
Why the biker is allowed to go scot free, while the car driver has been slapped with negligence case? The biker was clearly in the wrong and confused the driver. Even if assuming the driver had allowed for safe distance from the bike, and started moving towards left seeing the indicator, the time to move towards right would have been tad less to avoid hitting the biker.
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Old 19th November 2018, 12:18   #27484
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Why the biker is allowed to go scot free, while the car driver has been slapped with negligence case?
Apparently the car was overspeeding. Looking at the location in Google Maps, it is a dead straight stretch of about 4-5 km. As per a report in The Hindu, the biker indicated left and turned right. The car driver then couldn't slow down or abort the overtake; instead went into the opposite lane and hit the police vehicle coming the other way. The charge seems totally appropriate.

Note: All papers are quoting the cops, so it is primarily their version. I imagine they have some tough questions to answer because they were escorting a VIP, so they will push only versions where they come out totally innocent.
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Further ascertains my assumption that considering the way they ride, 99% of the bike / 2 wheeler riders on road are alive due to the alertness and benevolence of the 4/6/8/higher wheeler drivers.
Which in fact is very true. Overtaking from the left seems to be a favorite pass-time of theirs

These 4kwits need to drive or sit in a 4/6/8 wheeler to know what we drivers undergo and the blind spots we have as they buzz around like pesky flies without a care in the world. Morons!
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These 4kwits need to drive or sit in a 4/6/8 wheeler to know what we drivers undergo and the blind spots we have as they buzz around like pesky flies without a care in the world. Morons!
I'm of the opinion that everyone should first learn and drive 4 wheelers before starting to ride 2 wheeler. Many people seem to be oblivious to the fact that the gap on left becomes smaller when larger vehicles take a left turn at bends. The way they try to overtake from left when larger vehicles are turning left "with indicators on", almost becoming sandwiched at turns is really frustrating.
Then there are those morons who know all these, but still don't care. No comments on them
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Many people seem to be oblivious to the fact that the gap on left becomes smaller when larger vehicles take a left turn at bends.
Mid-ish last week, Bangalore. The road from IRR towards Challaghata that goes between the golf course and EGL Business Park. If you are familiar with the location, you'll know that there is a sharp left turn immediately before you reach the EGL security gate. The carriageway is only about a water tanker wide.

Exactly the same thing you mention happened to me. While I was taking that left turn, this dude on an Activa tried to overtake me from the left. I noticed only when I felt the impact. Stopped a bit ahead (not blocking traffic). Nothing major, a scratch on the rear bumper on the left. The dude was shaken a bit but didn't fall.

Anyway, as is my wont these days I launched into a graphic description of what could have happened. In brief, that he'd have fallen, his helmet would have saved his life, though probably my car's rear wheels would have found his legs, unlikely his bones would have survived the 1 tonne+ load on them and would simply crumble, that they'd have to be amputated, and would he care to imagine life after that?

Looked as if he was shaken but I might have been mistaken. But going into a detailed description of what could happen is something I've decided to continue.

See also: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/stree...ml#post4495580 (Rants on Bangalore's traffic situation)
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The sad story of cars entering opposite lane and colliding head on after suffering tyre burst continues.

Pic courtesy: Newstm.in article.

4 out of 5 occupants of a Brezza died when it collides head on with a bus after tyre burst near Trichy, TN.

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/tric...w/66692863.cms

My worst fear is to be the innocent vehicle that suffers in the correct lane just for being in the wrong place in the wrong time because of the vehicles ploughing into wrong side either due to tyre burst or driver dozing off. 2 lanes should be separated by either distance or uncrossable barriers.



Linking a very useful article about how to prevent tyre burst and how to handle the car after tyre burst:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/drive...t-blowout.html (ARTICLE: How to handle (and prevent) a Tyre Burst / Blowout)
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My worst fear is to be the innocent vehicle that suffers in the correct lane just for being in the wrong place in the wrong time because of the vehicles ploughing into wrong side either due to tyre burst or driver dozing off. 2 lanes should be separated by either distance or uncrossable barriers.

In some stretches, NHAI has made it even tougher to spot such vehicles by growing bushes on the divider. This also invites cattle

On the NICE road in bangalore, the gap between the roads are wider, but there are people who are still skilled enough to hit other lane.
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Meanwhile there is no chance in hell our National Highways can be improved upon by acquiring more land so as to provide enough gap or a ditch between the two sides of traffic. You know there'll be protests by landowners since in India land acquisition is an unsorted thing still.

A solution could be to erect a concrete divider which is 4 feet tall on all the highways. But this is something I don't see happening either, since this needs to be a felt need on the part of the government before any steps are taken to address the issue.

Not driving on our highways seems the best bet. What can anyone do when cars hurtle at you on the highway, for no fault of yours?
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Meanwhile there is no chance in hell our National Highways can be improved upon by acquiring more land so as to provide enough gap or a ditch between the two sides of traffic. You know there'll be protests by landowners since in India land acquisition is an unsorted thing still.

A solution could be to erect a concrete divider which is 4 feet tall on all the highways. But this is something I don't see happening either, since this needs to be a felt need on the part of the government before any steps are taken to address the issue.

Not driving on our highways seems the best bet. What can anyone do when cars hurtle at you on the highway, for no fault of yours?
When people do not bother to maintain their own vehicles, how can we expect them to pay attention to tyres. Mindset of people is to load the vehicles beyond their capacity and drive fast as possible on the highways even if it is raining.
People do not have the judgement of what is their vehicle capacity. The problem is even compounded if they own a SUV . More powerful the vehicle engine is , the more faster / rash it should be driven.
Trust me apart from driving fast, they will understand the technical aspects like toppling of SUVs due to higher CG, tyre pressure, overloading....
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