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Old 21st November 2020, 11:48   #31906
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My Ciaz was dented last night.

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This is how:
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Old 21st November 2020, 12:51   #31907
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My Ciaz was dented last night.
Sorry to hear about this.

But as a fellow Ciaz owner I feel the damage is quite less considering the pathetic sheet metal quality that our cars have.

This can be easily mended.
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Old 21st November 2020, 17:53   #31908
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Quite unfortunate. I would say it was sheer ignorance on the part of the scooter to take a turn without even looking behind for any vehicles to pass. Sadly, most of the errant motorists have this bad habit that they attempt a turn and then look behind while it should be the other way around. People just assume their 'right of way' and are completely ignorant about the concept of 'yielding'.
Again, this doesn't absolve the biker for the insane speed he did on an arterial road.
The Minor girls did watch out before crossing 00:25 seconds. They would not have imagined a underaged psycho coming at such speeds and hit them out of the blue. I have had one or two close shaves like these where I would have prepared to turn after both watching the surrounding and turning the Indicator on for good measure. But Squids still surprised me with their speeds bursting into the scene out of nowhere and nearly taking me down. I hope the victim girls recover

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17 years, 13 years...sigh :( But it is very common in TN rural areas i guess. [sorry for the generalization
13 years would be too early...but for a girl in her 10th class or higher with working parents it becomes a necessity to have a small bike atleast. Competitive coaching classes are quite a distance away and our cities and suburbs are no places for the good old cycles anymore. To add to this the predators on the prowl who make walking/cycling of young girls all the more dangerous
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Old 21st November 2020, 18:24   #31909
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My Ciaz was dented last night.
This is how:
https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=Pzs2PomiGjg
The speeds were definitely on the safer sides. So only minor damage to the steed. However just thinking if you would have stopped completely after sighting the first deer. Maybe then the second one might have darted across harmlessly. From my experience in driving in US by law you are required to come to dead stop in such crossing zones. Any hit and the liability is on the driver of the automobile. Experts with experience of driving through forested areas can weigh in.
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The speeds were definitely on the safer sides. So only minor damage to the steed. However just thinking if you would have stopped completely after sighting the first deer. Maybe then the second one might have darted across harmlessly...
It is like my motto that if one child runs across a road, probably another will too. But it comes very quickly: hardly more than a couple of seconds.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 11:43   #31911
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Its almost 9 month old incident. Was returning back from Mumbai to Nellore. It was a long non stop return drive. I was behind the wheel and was feeling a bit sleepy. But had to reach destination for some important work. Thought its ok, i can control the sleep. Just because of luck, that decision haven't turned to be lethal.

The turn of event
-- Feeling sleepy
-- Controlling my urge to close eyes.
-- No idea when my eyes closed.
-- Car goes sideways| Both sides.
-- Scrapes the highway divider.
-- Sound of alloy hitting the divider.
-- Sound and car shaking opened the eyes.
-- Eyes opened fully with a heavy heart beating.
-- Analyzing what happened

Three ways it could have gone wrong.
1. A lorry was there in front. Could have hit that.
2. Could have jumped over the divider.
3. There was a cut in the divider, just in front where i hit.

Anyways i am here to tell the tale, with some proof.



Leason learned.
Don't think you are GOD and can control everything. If you feel sleepy better take a gap / rest and continue.
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Don't think you are GOD and can control everything. If you feel sleepy better take a gap / rest and continue.
That was a close shave, lucky that you went and brushed the divider on the right and not the lorry on the left. I also had a similar experience once, wherein I nodded off for a second or so, I think, after that whenever I feel tired, I pull over and take rest.

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That was a close shave, lucky that you went and brushed the divider on the right and not the lorry on the left.
Yes that was a close one. Many possibilities were there. But in the end it was a happy ending.

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Leason learned.
Don't think you are GOD and can control everything. If you feel sleepy better take a gap / rest and continue.
Indeed lucky and a lesson learned for life. Irrespective of our expertise, we should prepare for our long drives and plan for rest accordingly.
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Old 22nd November 2020, 19:32   #31915
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Leason learned.
Don't think you are GOD and can control everything. If you feel sleepy better take a gap / rest and continue.
Very important to take a gap, rest and get back your senses in alert mode.

These are a few things I do:-

- Stop at the earliest, if refreshments are nearby, take tea or coffee(preferrable but lesser availability)

-Change the environment, open/close the windows, change the music playing, toggle volume and for a short period change the seating position/backrest.

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Very important to take a gap, rest and get back your senses in alert mode.
These are a few things I do:-
- Stop at the earliest, if refreshments are nearby, take tea or coffee.
One thing I miss on modern four lane and access controlled highways is the old style dhabas of yore that invariably served food on wooden plank laid across a charpai or khaat.

I still stop by at such places and sleep on khaat for an hour or so when needed in night. They don't charge a dime for this. All you need to do is order something from menu, that too need not be something expensive. A cutting chai ( tea) would do.

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One thing I miss on modern four lane and access controlled highways is the old style dhabas of yore that invariably served food on wooden plank laid across a charpai or khaat.
I still stop by at such places and sleep on khaat for an hour or so when needed in night. They don't charge a dime for this. All you need to do is order something from menu, that too need not be something expensive. A cutting chai ( tea) would do.
OT, but why would you miss that when you still have such Dhabas across the country's highways except that the charpai is mostly made of metal pipes rather than wood and still let's you get a peaceful power nap whenever you need!

I would, when I am not driving with family, always look for parked trucks, especially long haul ones and not the ruffian tippers or sand lorries and pull over because these are the places that would reflect the true desi style dhabas without much ado.

A large water tank next to it where drivers would bathe or pull out buckets to clean their windscreen would be so synonymous to these Dhabas.

No matter how modern our highways become, such Dhabas will continue to serve the thankless trucker community who continue to breath highways day and night.

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Any news about this accident

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WEAR SEATBELTS!!! IT WORKS!!!
Good to know they are safe and wishing for their recovery soon.

In addition to wearing seatbelts which worked, probably in this case, it would be a good advice to have not sped at 150kmph too. Even the safest expressways in India have 120kmph speed limit for a reason and most of the regular divided NHs have 80-90kmph speed limit. They were almost at 1.75x the speed limit here.
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OT, but why would you miss that when you still have such Dhabas across the country's highways
You missed the word four laned. Such dhabas are becoming rarer on 4 lane highways replaced , maybe due to increasing number of private passenger cars vs trucks, by more urban type restaurants on the name of dhabas. Yes such dhabas are very common on 2 laned and smaller backroads.

I agree with and do everything you said.

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