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Old 24th October 2020, 15:07   #31801
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Unfortunately people are not tested properly for their driving/riding license here in India.
I saw an newspaper advert for some kind of scooter the other day. It made a big thing of no licence required. I guess it would be a very low power machine. That's a bit like saying it's only a small gun.
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I suppose this is all to do with automotive companies' lobbying efforts as they get more customers if we allow more people to pass their driving/riding license tests.
It would be nice to think that there was some sort of brainwork behind it, however ill-intentioned. Frankly, I think it is just apathy at all levels, from motorist to governments, and lack of importance for life, even one's own.

Motor companies are doing fine in countries that have good licencing/enforcement systems.

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Old 24th October 2020, 18:52   #31802
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Chennai a bit too fast, slammed into the parapet wall and fell 30 feet off the flyover.
Oh God! We have had a discussion in this thread itself about vehicles falling of flyovers! Sad that another couple of lifes were snuffed out. But one small mercy - at least this didn't cause more collateral damage falling on the top of some innocent bystanders below the flyover.

It is high time something is done about this - either increase the parapet wall to at least 7 - 8 feet height.

If it is deemed too costly, then at least let the damn authorities put speed breaker/humps , say at every 5 feet distance. Govt road work depts are adept in at least making speedbreakers and they will do this gladly (one can even say gleefully!) This will inconvenience the drivers undoubtedly, but at least these buggers will not do speeding and fly off the flyovers and cause misery to people below!

There is no point in just putting sign-boards and speed limit warnings. Our drivers will NOT follow them.

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Old 25th October 2020, 10:08   #31803
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A couple (customs official and his wife) on a bike took a sharp turn on the Murasoli Maran Flyover in Perambur, Chennai a bit too fast, slammed into the parapet wall and fell 30 feet off the flyover.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/78817434.cms
This is a low speed 30kmph flyover I think and can be negotiated well if driven at that speed but most people just zoom by. Also a simple raised metal fence like structure seen in overpasses above highways in many countries is a cheap solution from vehicles falling below on most situations. All our overpasses and flyovers with or without curves need them installed. No need to raise the wall with masonry. That would be overkill hindering the views and can even cause more injury.

The fencing in other countries are generally done for objects being thrown from these overpasses but little more rigid ones can help these situations as well. Examples below.
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Old 26th October 2020, 19:43   #31804
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Is there any liability of the car owner in this accident?
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A restaurant owner from Gurgaon has been arrested in a case of hit-and-run on Sunday night, in which a cyclist was run over in a south Delhi locality, the police said today.
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The police used visuals from CCTV cameras to identify the car's registration number, and trace its owner - Ramesh Kumar - who directed them to Gurgaon-resident Rohit. The police have also seized the car from a repair workshop in Faridabad, Mr Thakur said.
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Civil liability: yes, as per applicable law, owner and driver are liable to compensate victims of accidents, since generally vehicles are insured hence the liability is discharged by the Insurance company.

Criminal liability: depends on outcome of police investigation.

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Old 27th October 2020, 07:37   #31806
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Wanted to post this in the bad drivers thread, but since there was a minor accident, posting it in this thread.

Bikers like this give good bikers a bad name.


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Old 27th October 2020, 09:20   #31807
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Bikers like this give good bikers a bad name.
Hilarious indeed. The Sumo driver must be confused for a moment to whether thank or abuse the biker.

Below an accident happened a week ago in Kerala. 4 people lost life.

A classic example of skidding on a wet road and being absolutely taken by surprise on how the vehicle would behave in different road conditions, but had to pay a hefty price in realizing that.

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Wanted to post this in the bad drivers thread, but since there was a minor accident, posting it in this thread.

Bikers like this give good bikers a bad name.
How considerate of him to place the broken mirror on the car for the owner to retrieve


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Old 27th October 2020, 10:47   #31809
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Bikers like this give good bikers a bad name.
Reason why some vehicles ORVM can fold to the other side, to save from this kind of bikers but still some damage may be done.
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Old 27th October 2020, 11:23   #31810
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Reason why some vehicles ORVM can fold to the other side, to save from this kind of bikers but still some damage may be done.
Almost every car today comes with such mirrors that fold both sides. It is only older model vehicles from the early 2000 which could fold only towards the inside.
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Old 27th October 2020, 11:37   #31811
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Wanted to post this in the bad drivers thread, but since there was a minor accident, posting it in this thread.

Bikers like this give good bikers a bad name.

https://Youtu.be/lbl4fN5g5Ew
Just not bikers like this, I would say vast majority of bikers at-least in Mumbai will sneak between cars at red light to park themselves right in front of the stop line. While they are at it they either bump into side mirrors or even have the audacity to forcefully fold them by hand (all my cars have power folding ORVM and it eventually damages the mechanism). All this to go right in the front and save 30 odd seconds at most. Every time they do this my blood boils and hopefully one day they find someone in bad mood (or a goon) who will take them to task.

In the video the person (on the bike behind) can be heard laughing and enjoying it. It would sound sadist but I would laugh when they fall on their bum, they don't deserve to be on the road.

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Old 27th October 2020, 11:43   #31812
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Below an accident happened a week ago in Kerala. 4 people lost life.

A classic example of skidding on a wet road and being absolutely taken by surprise on how the vehicle would behave in different road conditions, but had to pay a hefty price in realizing that.
Looked like he/she aimed for the target and hit bull's-eye!. There is something called CONTROL whatever maybe the road conditions. That is, the driver controlling the car--Not the other way round. Without that 'C' word, these kind of incidents are unstoppable !.
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Creta 2020 EX variant seems to have rear ended heavy motor vehicle.

All passengers are safe as per video description.
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Old 30th October 2020, 14:55   #31814
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Unfortunately people are not tested properly for their driving/riding license here in India.
My license issuing district is known as arguably the strictest in north india. You know what my two wheeler license test was? It was to see whether I can ride a bike around a couple of circles making endless "8"s. If that's what they test people on, is the road behaviour of people any surprise?

My car test was more comprehensive but even that included no teaching about how to handle traffic. Thankfully I'd been getting that from my father since I was like 12, but not everyone does or is fortunate enough to have had a car since that young.
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Very unfortunate accident - Seven killed as van carrying wedding party rolls off hilltop.

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Speaking to The Hindu, Rajamahendravaram Urban SP Semushi Bajpai said "The incident occurred at around 2.30 a.m. while the marriage party was returning after the wedding. The van rolled down along the path of the temple stairs, leading to the mishap. A technical problem while starting the vehicle is suspected to be the reason." The vehicle was supposed to follow the road to come down the hill.
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