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Old 21st August 2021, 16:39   #33316
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Significant part of the blame should go to the cops who have barricaded the left lane and almost caused a 3 car pile up!
The cops must have had a reason to barricade the left lane. I would rather blame the training and the driving test. Her riding was all wrong. She did not keep her distance. She should have changed lanes much earlier.

I have seen some of the driving tests in youtube. These are held in a closed circuit and if they pass, they are released out into traffic. As I see it, these tests are very difficult to fail.
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Old 21st August 2021, 19:20   #33317
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I have seen some of the driving tests in Youtube. These are held in a closed circuit and if they pass, they are released out into traffic. As I see it, these tests are very difficult to fail.
Infact when I went to get my license, there was one woman who could not even complete the test (closed dirt circuit with a figure of eight and an H pattern and some other basic stuff) without scraping the tiny Maruti 800 she was in. Rather than fail her, they made he go around and around again and again until she passed the circuit without bumping anything after 8 whole attempts
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Truck brake fail- damages multiple cars in Khandaghat, near Shimla HP

https://news.abplive.com/videos/news...radesh-1477526
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Rather than fail her, they made he go around and around again and again until she passed the circuit without bumping anything after 8 whole attempts
That's customer service

We all know how the fees paid to driving schools are utilized, less for teaching and more for getting their DL entries approved without any 'hassles'.
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Old 22nd August 2021, 17:09   #33320
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Poor woman, braking gone wrong
I tend to keep a safe distance behind heavy vehicles specially buses because for one you do not have a view of anything in front of the bus and so defensive driving is hampered or limited.

Secondly, buses (specially such kind of inter-city transport buses) tend to brake suddenly at the last moment only for a second and then resume normal speed. In that split second we have to react to the sudden braking and that reaction is mostly panic. Hence it is safer to maintain a safe distance or change lanes if possible. Also, keep your vision trained to observe traffic two car lengths away to anticipate any upcoming obstacles and related traffic pattern changes.
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The lady seems to be untrained about how to handle panic braking in a two wheeler. Trust me, it was very difficult for her initially and if not for this practice, she would have most likely fallen in a real life panic scenario.
I think this also has something to do with the well-settled postulate that women have a longer Reaction Time (RT) compared to men which is a very significant factor while driving. The poor lady in the video lost her balance as a result of panic braking and fell down. She could not quite figure out how to handle the sudden braking of the bus in front of her in spite of maintaining reasonable braking distance. Also, the auto ahead does not have a functioning brake light I suppose?

Nevertheless, as you said, this is one of the most important things one should learn while riding a two-wheeler. It is not just the balancing, acceleration and braking that matters, but also the way one handles a situation like this is a crucial part of learning.
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Old 22nd August 2021, 21:10   #33322
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Significant part of the blame should go to the cops who have barricaded the left lane and almost caused a 3 car pile up!

The lady seems to be untrained about how to handle panic braking in a two wheeler. Panic braking is one of the key skills that I made my wife practice while she was learning to ride a scooter. It sounds silly to us men but if you consider the strength of (or lack of) women, it is very difficult for them to balance a two wheeler at slow speeds and it becomes even more difficult when there is sudden change in dynamics of the bike during panic braking. My wife used to hate those training sessions when I used to make her slam the brakes starting from ~10kph and gradually increasing the starting speed and repeat. She almost fell a few times and within couple of days she got the knack of stopping from 40kph in split seconds in a straight line without falling. Trust me, it was very difficult for her initially and if not for this practice, she would have most likely fallen in a real life panic scenario.
From her position behind the three wheeler it would have been clear that the bus was going to apply brakes. Also, the bus didn't even brake that hard, look at the speed it accelerates after she fell. Unfortunately this is just due to poor training as you said.
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Well, this happened in Nepal though. Luckily, no one was hurt. This could have ended horribly. Overtaking two vehicles in a row is dangerous.

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Cars don't have indicators. And if they do, bikers can't see them. And if they can, they don't know what they mean. And if they do, they don't consider it any of their business.

That biker is lucky to have got away with that idiocy, but, I bet that he thinks he was the one in the right.
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An ghastly accident in which a SUV was involved on a deserted road claiming three lives and injuring two, caught a cop's attention. The cop is Mr Motiram M. Bodkhe, Sr Inspector. The SUV on a lonely stretch had dashed against a tree in Yavatmal dist, Mah. The cop found a water bottle that had rolled towards the foot controls and had got stuck near the clutch and brake pedals.

The cop prepared a traffic safety video in Marathi immediately, which has got a lot of appreciation.
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After noticing that a water bottle stuck under the brake and clutch pedals had led to a ghastly accident which claimed three lives and injured two others, senior inspector Motiram M Bodkhe of Pusad rural police station in Yavatmal has created an awareness video. On August 19, a SUV had rammed a tree along the road at Khandala ghat village in Pusad tehsil. The four-wheeler coming from Madhya Pradesh was headed to Ramnagar near Mahur.
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https://m.timesofindia.com/city/nagp...w/85545992.cms
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Old 23rd August 2021, 12:51   #33326
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An ghastly accident in which a SUV was involved on a deserted road claiming three lives and injuring two, caught a cop's attention. The cop is Mr Motiram M. Bodkhe, Sr Inspector. The SUV on a lonely stretch had dashed against a tree in Yavatmal dist, Mah. The cop found a water bottle that had rolled towards the foot controls and had got stuck near the clutch and brake pedals.
This happened to me early in my driving days but I did not crash thankfully. It was truly a heart in the mouth moment when I stamped the brake pedal and it refused to go down! I was saved because of multiple factors -

1. I was braking early
2. I was not overspeeding although above 60-70s
3. The traffic in front started moving before it became a gone situation giving me time to maneover my left foot to kick the bottle.

Ever since then I take conscious care to check for loose objects before I start driving. The Gypsy does not have a wide dash to place stuff and zero room for water bottles in the front cabin so I stuff these things behind the passenger seat where I can reach for it relatively easily.
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Old 23rd August 2021, 22:45   #33327
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Well, this happened in Nepal though. Luckily, no one was hurt. This could have ended horribly. Overtaking two vehicles in a row is dangerous.
A "narrow escape" for the lucky biker. Even the shopkeeper seems to be lucky - the story would have been different if he had stepped down.
Also, its not surprising to see the biker/pillion getting into an argument with the car driver.

Most of the folks do not follow the simple rule - Don't overtake when you can't see what's ahead of the vehicle in front of you
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Old 24th August 2021, 06:17   #33328
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An ghastly accident in which a SUV was involved on a deserted road claiming three lives and injuring two, caught a cop's attention. The cop is Mr Motiram M. Bodkhe, Sr Inspector. The SUV on a lonely stretch had dashed against a tree in Yavatmal dist, Mah. The cop found a water bottle that had rolled towards the foot controls and had got stuck near the clutch and brake pedals.
This, although basic is highly appreciated.

Every accident in the country is written off as a DUI or a case of overspeeding and bam, case closed. At best, they add a few rumbly speed breakers.

On the contrary, I've seen specialists and forensic experts analyze each and every detail of road accidents before even making a statement that there was an accident in other countries. All that's left to happen in mera bharat is teambhp discussing the accident and someone else jumping to conclusions about build on facebook comments
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Came across this in Youtube:

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The farmer, who had no experience of driving an automatic car, drove it for the first time along with his grand child. He shifted to R mode thinking it to be a gear shift and stamped the accelerator pedal which made the car to fall into a 65 foot dry well. The driver passed away and the kid survived with injuies.
The driver qualifies for the Darwin Award. I mean why would someone try without knowing and when the wrong option can be disastrous?
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