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Old 6th December 2019, 23:28   #211
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Old 10th December 2019, 12:09   #212
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Update: Driver claims he was not speeding, blames flyover design.

Biodiversity flyover young CEO who caused accident gets protection arrest till dec 12

Wow, what guts to claim not speeding!
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Old 10th December 2019, 13:01   #213
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Update: Driver claims he was not speeding, blames flyover design.

Biodiversity flyover young CEO who caused accident gets protection arrest till dec 12

Wow, what guts to claim not speeding!
I am sure he would've gone through this thread and taken inspiration from the spirit of the posts here - which are on the verge of exonerating the driver and blaming the design/construction of flyover.

How will the over-speeding dispute be resolved?
I am sure there are no speed guns on the flyover.
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Old 10th December 2019, 14:09   #214
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What did he think, he was riding a three wheeler for him to claim he was driving at just 60kmph and the GTI flew of the flyover?
He simply couldn't manage the power regardless of the design of the road.

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Update: Driver claims he was not speeding, blames flyover design.

Biodiversity flyover young CEO who caused accident gets protection arrest till dec 12

Wow, what guts to claim not speeding!
True, although we do not know the quality of the evidence against him. Or... So we know the technical source for the 104 number mentioned?

I guess the CCTV image could be analysed.

What next?
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His ascent up the flyover can be timed, the length of road which is covered by the camera can be determined (measured).

Average speed = distance covered/ time

If average speed > speed limit, we have a winner!

There is enough evidence to nail this guy, whether there is will to do it is the question.
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Update: Driver claims he was not speeding, blames flyover design.

Biodiversity flyover young CEO who caused accident gets protection arrest till dec 12

Wow, what guts to claim not speeding!
I love watching court room dramas. Be it Jolly LLB or People vs OJ Simpson or 12 Angry Men, I love them all. Recently, I watched another brilliant movie called 'Section 375', great acting and an involving story. Among many things, I was super impressed with one particular dialogue by Akshaye Khanna which goes -

'We are in the business of law, not justice'.

This line aptly sets the tone for the things to come in the 'Biodiversity flyover accident' case. 'The law thrives on facts and never emotions', says Akshaye Khanna. The beauty of facts is that many a times, they can be molded to suit the case in favor of the stronger party involved, doesn't matter if it is an accused or a victim. I'm sure the young CEO will now have all the necessary judicial help in place to plead innocent, prove that he was indeed driving well within the speed limit and the accident happened due to the very design of the flyover. He will then blame the contractor, engineer and the company that built the flyover, eventually prosecuting them for the "mental trauma" he had to undergo!

Too filmy, you say? Well, I have to agree.

My opinion is, the design of the flyover is flawed for sure but the entire blame for the accident rests solely on the driver driving that red Polo GTI well over the speed limit and killing an innocent bystander below while injuring a few.

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Update: Driver claims he was not speeding, blames flyover design.

What If he drives towards Ooty, through Kalahatty Ghat (36 hairpin bends) ? Blame it on hairpin bends, for design flaw?

Wow, what guts to claim not speeding!
Guess, he's following current politicians. Why should only lawmakers have the right to lie, citizens also can claim such liberties and privileges.
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I am sure there are no speed guns on the flyover.
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Average speed = distance covered/ time

If average speed > speed limit, we have a winner!
Traffic police earlier released an official statement as well speed camera captures. Please check here (Massive Polo GTI accident in Hyderabad - Falls off a flyover!).

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His ascent up the flyover can be timed, the length of road which is covered by the camera can be determined (measured).

Average speed = distance covered/ time

If average speed > speed limit, we have a winner!

There is enough evidence to nail this guy, whether there is will to do it is the question.
Amount of bank balance before accident can't be determined and the amount of bank balance after accident will not be divulged. It is this equation that ultimately matters.
On a more serious note, unless the times are synchronised to the exact second, the number can be inaccurate. Unfortunately the law will take into consideration the margin of error possible and give the benefit of doubt to the driver.
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Traffic police earlier released an official statement as well speed camera captures. Please check here (Massive Polo GTI accident in Hyderabad - Falls off a flyover!).
Watching the video, there was a dark colored SUV/Crossover (can someone identify the make/model?) following the Polo and being driven with equal recklessness, looks like this driver saw the Polo take-off the runway and immediately braked.

I sense that these two may be racing on the road ...
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Sometimes I think we don't deserve flyovers and proper paved roads. We nees potholed roads and hundreds of traffic lights just to control the adrenaline that overflows in us.

Am pretty sure, the next step would be to install speed breakers on the flyover. What a pity!!!
The flyover opened today and we decided to check out the safety measures that were undertaken to prevent over speeding.

Like I predicted, there are a set of around 10 speed humps installed bang at the start of the right hand curve. Lots n lots of rumble strips and big 40kmph signs painted ON THE ROAD SURFACE itself. Additionally, crash barriers are installed protruding to an additional 10 ft height above the existing concrete barrier all through the outer arc of the bend.

All in all, a bone jarring ride, even at 40kmph. I hope all these measures will knock some sense into senseless speedsters.

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The flyover opened today and we decided to check out the safety measures that were undertaken to prevent over speeding.
Thanks for the update. This pic was in the newspapers - is that representational or the actual flyover today.
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There is now a ban on taking selfies and ₹1100 fine for over-speeding
News item: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...77051.ece/amp/
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Old 4th January 2020, 23:44   #224
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One more problem seems to be the design of the flyover itself. If you look at the curve, there seems to be a negative banking which is dangerous in itself.

Not sure what you mean by Negative Banking. Are you saying that the road sloped in the opposite direction to the turn, i.e. the angle of the road was sloping to the left while the road itself turned right?


If yes, I would like to know how you deduced that.
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Thanks for the update. This pic was in the newspapers - is that representational or the actual flyover today.
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News item: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...77051.ece/amp/
Ironically there are two two wheelers riding in the middle lane not meant for them and a car creeping into the two wheeler only lane.
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