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Old 16th October 2021, 07:00   #33736
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All this talk of safe cars is a little fatuous. We live in India. Everything in this country is life-threatening to a certain extent.
'optimism bias' worked well for me till it didn't on a saturday evening. The emotional suffering I has to undergo to check every family member whether they are unhurt, to find a way to send them home and the associated thought process of 'what could I have done right' persisted for a long time.

Yes, the roads are unsafe, everything is getting closer to 'final destination' kind of in this country. For the same reasons it's better to do whatever one can to things under our control and be prepared to face the unknown rather than leave everything to chance and fate.

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Shouldn't we have threads in which we encourage members to prefer rail or air transport over going by road, as that is much safer?
Ideally that's the way transportation should have evolved for a highly dense population like ours. Unfortunate that instead of chalking a plan for the future according to the ground reality, we delve mostly in the 'let me survive for now' mode and that results in moving from one crisis to another, forever.
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Old 16th October 2021, 16:49   #33737
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'optimism bias' worked well for me till it didn't on a saturday evening. ... ... ...
Hope you are all well and not too much damage done. There is an expression for this optimism bias, that we can hear any time we try to persuade someone that they just risked their life...

"Nothing will happen."

And it's true, and the longer nothing happens, the more sure people get that nothing will happen.

Nothing will happen... until the day it does.

If only we could all drive, all the time, as if something was very likely to happen. That would be a world changer. It's not impossible: it's called defensive driving.
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Old 16th October 2021, 17:19   #33738
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If the road is not safe, then one ought not travel on it. Yet people do not think twice about taking their large, "safe" SUV on unsafe roads. If we discourage the use of tin can cars for the sake of safety, shouldn't we also discourage the use of "tin can" roads for the sake of safety by the same token? Shouldn't we have threads in which we encourage members to prefer rail or air transport over going by road, as that is much safer?
There are some things we can't control and some we can control. Knowing all the risks on Indian roads, would not it be better if we are inside a somewhat safer car? While nothing can provide 100% protection, but probability of survival might be more in the event of an accident. The car I am going to purchase is definitely under my control.
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Old 17th October 2021, 18:03   #33739
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Old 18th October 2021, 15:40   #33740
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This video of a hit and run incident in Punjab is in news today, looks so scary. May the departed soul RIP.

https://www.truescoopnews.com/newsde...landhar-1-dead
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Old 18th October 2021, 15:43   #33741
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Punjab Woman Run Over, Cop Arrested, Chilling Hit-And-Run On CCTV

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the women are seen standing on the road divider, about to cross, when they appear to spot the white Maruti Brezza and react by trying to get out of the way. But the car, driven allegedly by inspector Amrit Pal Singh, careens into them and disappears without breaking speed.

Navjot Kaur, who worked in a car showroom, died on the spot. The other woman is in hospital with serious wounds.
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Horrific accident.

Though a police officer running away from accident spot is definitely criminal, but, IMHO, the victims are also equally responsible for the accident. They are crossing the 6-lane highway (jaywalking) through a solid barrier
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Old 18th October 2021, 15:51   #33742
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Holy! Warning: That videos isn't for faint hearted.
So many questions. How did these women ever end up there? The divider is quite tall with sloping foundation on both sides. Why did the car swing towards them? Slept at the wheel, was trying to avoid someone else not in the video...horrible.
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Old 18th October 2021, 16:49   #33743
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Our body is not 5 star rated for taking hits like that and that video was a chilling example of that. My eyes could be mistaken but she was literally flung like a rag doll :(

Sad video to see, hope the police officer is caught and legal actions are taken against him.
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Old 18th October 2021, 17:08   #33744
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Though a police officer running away from accident spot is definitely criminal, but, IMHO, the victims are also equally responsible for the accident. They are crossing the 6-lane highway (jaywalking) through a solid barrier
Though I agree with the point you are making, in general, yet, there is third party to blame as well - the infrastructure. I see in the pictures, that it's a populated place. In a wide photograph, I don't see any pedestrian crossing in the vicinity.

I too live near a highway. The worse part is, it's a sloping road. On the downward slope, loaded vehicles run at 60kmph+ and normal cars at ~80kmph. There is no pedestrian crossing for about 5kms. What choice do people have in such scenarios? Sometimes, after such incidents, people protest and make the authority build crossings.

Sadly once these incidents disappear in oblivion, people stop using these crossings and start crossing the road, putting multiple lives in danger. Sadly, we live in a country where time is more valuable than the risk of life/injury.

I know I am contradicting my statements; well, our system is complex. What can I say?
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Old 18th October 2021, 17:28   #33745
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Why did the car swing towards them? Slept at the wheel, was trying to avoid someone else not in the video...horrible.
I think it was a case of trying to scare them by passing closely gone terribly wrong.
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Old 18th October 2021, 17:50   #33746
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Holy! Warning: That videos isn't for faint hearted.
So many questions. How did these women ever end up there? The divider is quite tall with sloping foundation on both sides. Why did the car swing towards them? Slept at the wheel, was trying to avoid someone else not in the video...horrible.
The picture and the video seem to be of different locations. In the video the divider seems to be painted in black and white and doesn't seem to have any sloping foundation.
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Old 18th October 2021, 18:33   #33747
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hope the police officer is caught and legal actions are taken against him.
Yes, he was arrested.

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I don't see any pedestrian crossing in the vicinity.

Sadly once these incidents disappear in oblivion, people stop using these crossings and start crossing the road, putting multiple lives in danger.
Both your points are equally valid.

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I think it was a case of trying to scare them by passing closely gone terribly wrong.
I hope not, else its increases the culpability of the driver many folds. In that case its outright murder.

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The picture and the video seem to be of different locations. In the video the divider seems to be painted in black and white and doesn't seem to have any sloping foundation.
I think its same location. On comparing the photo and video, the accident seems to have taken place on right lane (in photo). In video, the traffic behind the girls is on lower level.

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Old 18th October 2021, 18:58   #33748
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Disheartened to post picture of my own car here. Got rear ended by a Tata Safari on NH48, near Beawar. More details
here: (Volkswagen Polo 1.0L TSI : Official Review)

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Old 18th October 2021, 19:28   #33749
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Disheartened to post picture of my own car here. Got rear ended by a Tata Safari on NH48, near Beawar. More details
here: (Volkswagen Polo 1.0L TSI : Official Review)

TRust everyone is safe? Looks like it was a high impact collision. Did both vehicles have the same direction of travel?
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TRust everyone is safe? Looks like it was a high impact collision. Did both vehicles have the same direction of travel?
Yes, everyone came out safe. I slowed down for speed breaker and he rammed into me at high speed.
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