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Old 3rd September 2014, 11:20   #6661
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Am at a loss of cuss words !!


EDIT: Ohh, the source is a page on Facebook, but I can safely say that this level of madness is pretty much everywhere on the roads.
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OMG, how did the lady manage to squeeze in a place like that? Already they have exceeded the weight limitations, poor Activa. To see women driving violating all traffic rules really pains.
I have seen this in Bangalore on a couple of occasions. Never been able to take a snap as the damn scooties keep moving always. However in most of the cases the person sitting ahead of the driver and behind the handle is a 8-15 year old, here this was a fully grown lady!

Must say, only in India one can actually witness the wonders of the world moving on the roads
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Folks! I saw this Renault Duster today, having the rear windshield partially covered with a poster. Does it not amount to wrong driving? Isn't the driver a bad driver for allowing such a thing?

Won't it lead to disruption in viewing the traffic in the rear or even at the time of reversing?

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I have seen many such cars, specially in Delhi-NCR.

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Folks! I saw this Renault Duster today, having the rear windshield partially covered with a poster. Does it not amount to wrong driving? Isn't the driver a bad driver for allowing such a thing?

Won't it lead to disruption in viewing the traffic in the rear or even at the time of reversing?

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I have seen many such cars, specially in Delhi-NCR.

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As wrong as it is, it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows, people who put their entire family tree or their favorite deity's picture and varied salutations on the rear windscreen, sometimes completely obscuring rearwards visibility.

There's no cure for 'Stupid'.

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it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows ...
And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!
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And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!
Car is a bouquet shop for artificial flowers including the wind screen where artificial plants grow around the wind shield with dazzling led light series. This emit a great amount of heat which is a actually not good for rubber beading.

A place to display names of their family and pictures of one favorite of ther deities, verses from bible, gita and quaran.

Rear wind shield is also a favorite place to advertise for selling insurance , weight reduction products ( want to loose weight ? Call now !!! ) and some also place cushions on rear parcel tray.

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As wrong as it is, it's no worse than people driving around with rear parcel trays filled to the roof with assorted soft toys and pillows, people who put their entire family tree or their favorite deity's picture and varied salutations on the rear windscreen, sometimes completely obscuring rearwards visibility.

There's no cure for 'Stupid'.
Being on phone browsing , missed and did not read yr post and same posted by me below. Pretty much exactly what I wanted to convey.

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All cars have an alert in the dash. Some have a red light + chime (mostly high end cars, not the Marutis.
My Dzire Long-beeps when a door is open and the car is in motion
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I was stuck in a traffic jam when this audacious alto, emerging from a lane to the right, decided his need to join the traffic at a right angle had greater priority than blocking half of the other side of the road.

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A few minutes later, sensing the impending arrival of a traffic policeman he did a quick rethink (and an equally quick bit of reversing) and fled the scene.

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OT. Not exactly a bad driving behaviour but more of a case of parenting done wrong.

That is a kid's leg that I have marked here. He was sleeping on probably a stuffed boot. Seemed like he was just thrown in there. You can see the kid's head behind the leg. Also, another kid's head was there on the left hand side of the boot area. :/
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OT. Not exactly a bad driving behaviour but more of a case of parenting done wrong.

That is a kid's leg that I have marked here. He was sleeping on probably a stuffed boot. Seemed like he was just thrown in there. You can see the kid's head behind the leg. Also, another kid's head was there on the left hand side of the boot area. :/
There are many such instances which I have also seen many times. And sometimes with only 4 adults occupying the car, probably wanting to be more comfortable
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And the people who fill the "parcel tray" with, err... parcels an books, tissue boxes and other hard stuff!

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Spotted this guy with cushions blocking his rear view.


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And even softy-softy cushions (in brilliant yellow and shocking pink, no less!) probably feel a lot less softy-soft when they are hitting one at 50kph!
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Spotted this guy with cushions blocking his rear view.
Phew Rajeev !!! You just scared the living ights out of me !!
For a second I thought that instead of spottings thread, I landed up in Bad Drivers thread !!

I had a similar setup when my identical Beat was 1 day old.
Better sense prevailed after 1 week and the cushions are resting on my sofa back at home since the last 3.5 years.

I personally think that these kind of junkies appeal to a new buyer. Slowly, when the disturbance starts increasing, these are offloaded form the car. Atleast that's what happened to me !!
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When I had not started full time driving, I too wanted to keep soft toys/cushions etc on my parcel tray, it appeared cute, but never really got down to do this.

One day, in an outstation trip, my mom kept her purse on the parcel tray & that is when I objected.

If the rear seat is occupied and have to carry perishable item like a cake, then only the parcel tray is used, else it remains vacant giving me view of what is behind my car.
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Phew Rajeev !!! You just scared the living ights out of me !!

For a second I thought that instead of spottings thread....!

Soumyajit - I would have recognised your ride and sent you a PM instead :-).

Two things told me this wasn't you. One - this spotting was in Indranagar during a weekday which is not your route and two this wasn't a stickered Beat. Moreover I don't expect a BHPian to be adopting such unsafe driving practices.


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.... Does it not amount to wrong driving? ....
Absolutely and against the law. If the law can catch you for driving around in cars with sunscreen films then how come they don't catch these guys??!!
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