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Old 10th December 2018, 16:48   #10486
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Wow really... You advocate that it is ok to have non-functioning brake lights and it is quite fine to leave your vehicle without lights on a highway / motorway? And people have thanked you for your post?


Of course one has to have good defensive driving habits, but there should be no excuse for ignoring basic vehicle functional safety aspects.
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Are we back to rear lights on elephants?

Just... Don't drive into the thing in front of you.

I guess what the OP meant was, being proactive and having a little common sense will go a long way in preventing accidents, including running into a truck/bus/elephant/ whatever parked on the road/road side.


Most often these lorries will be parked on the edge of the left most lane. People crash into them when they are overtaking something from the left side after tailgating it, unable to see whats on the side. If you follow at some safe distance before overtaking, you may be able to spot these parked morons.Of course, if they are parked on a curve, theres not much anyone can do.



Please, I'm not supporting these idiots. Most people drive on the roads expecting others to obey the traffic rules. Lots of accidents occur when their expectations fail them.
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Old 10th December 2018, 18:47   #10487
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Had an encounter with the worst possible bad driver case one can ever come across. I was in a bumper to bumper traffic. I was stationary and thankfully my foot was not on the brake pedal and I was maintaining a healthy 5ft distance with the car in front.

Suddenly I feel a nudge and my car moves forward. A Chevy Aveo UVA had banged me from back. And at the same location the fog lamps are located.

Since the traffc was stationary, I get out to have a chat with him. He was literally hanging on the wheel and the disgusting smell confirmed he was badly drunk. No point arguing with the fellow. He was braking and accelerating like crazy so I somehow changed lanes and parked my car at the road side.

Went to the traffic police at the signal and he said he cannot take action just for drunk driving case. I will have to write a written complaint and show them the damage.

I then called '100', and informed the lady about the case. Thankfully they were very cooperative and took all details from me. A couple of phone calls later confirmed the police were looking for him.

The offending Chevy. His front number plate broke after the impact.

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A couple of scratches on the bumper. Thankfully the fog lamp survived.

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Old 11th December 2018, 00:31   #10488
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Wow really... You advocate that it is ok to have non-functioning brake lights and it is quite fine to leave your vehicle without lights on a highway / motorway? And people have thanked you for your post?
Well, that is nice way to interpret my post! I "advocate" no such thing! Things.

But, above all, I do advocate not driving in such a way that one hits stuff. Because stuff is often there, whether or not it should be.

If and when the rest of the world actually follows the rules, which I also support, we could take it a bit more easily. Perhaps. Because there will always be the possibility of a truck that suffered a complete mechanical and electrical breakdown just around a blind curve. Or an elephant.
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Old 29th December 2018, 14:27   #10489
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Saw this in a feed. This is not an uncommon antic by the drivers there. Does'nt consider toy trains as something to be given way.

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Old 29th December 2018, 23:11   #10490
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Looks like a lucky escape.

What idiot drives in front of a train?

What bigger idiot drives in front of a train slowly!
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Old 30th December 2018, 16:36   #10491
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Saw this in a feed. This is not an uncommon antic by the drivers there. Does'nt consider toy trains as something to be given way.
DL should be confiscated ASAP.

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Old 1st January 2019, 16:39   #10492
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U turn and toll road ? - No Problem !!!

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Wonder what these folks smoke

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Old 1st January 2019, 19:17   #10493
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U turn and toll road ? - No Problem!!!
Whenever I come across such nincompoops I used to confront them with the intent of bringing a tiny bit of guilt to their conscience but most of my attempts used to prove futile hence gave up and learned to ignore them.

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Old 2nd January 2019, 19:59   #10494
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Not quite who is at blame here: the driver or the fleet owner but this is terribly dangerous. The tyre tread is not just bald but it has multiple tears, and this is on an office Tempo Traveller. Oh, and the oil leakage.

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Old 2nd January 2019, 20:13   #10495
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Spotted a stupid cop speaking on his mobile while riding his motorcycle without a helmet.

How would the law enforcers set an example to general public when they themselves don't give a damn about traffic rules?

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Old 7th January 2019, 17:32   #10496
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On Indian roads, Defensive Driving requires complete confidence that the other person on road is a complete jerk and bound to mess up big time. After a couple of rookie experiences with such drivers, have tuned my mind to expect facing a fatal move even though the road is empty (you MUST expect someone to jump / appear from behind a divider or bush at all times).
I rest my case!
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Old 7th January 2019, 21:55   #10497
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This happened on Saturday on NH-48 near Udaipur. The truck changed lane to take a left turn, no indicators, no helper to guide him. The truck was in motion, I assumed that the truck is changing lanes as they usually drive on the fast lane on a 2-laned highway.

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Spotted this kid trying to perform a wheelie on a public road. Managed to capture a brief footage and forwarded this to cops. Hope they've caught him for a good counseling session.



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This happened on Saturday on NH-48 near Udaipur. The truck changed lane to take a left turn, no indicators, no helper to guide him. The truck was in motion, I assumed that the truck is changing lanes as they usually drive on the fast lane on a 2-laned highway.
That's a heart-stopping moment there! Whilst I think I would have asked myself why he was slowing down, but I could well have thought "whatever: trucks just stick to that lane."
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Hope they've caught him for a good counseling session.
Under-age as per your estimate (I agree), no license, no helmet, dangerous riding, life endangerment of self and others.. warrants more than a counselling session.

In India jail is so taboo, one visit and apparently the whole pride of the family is gone and we do anything to keep away from visiting a police station even for a road argument. Such cases need to be put in the cell for a couple of days to cool their heels off and then be released, 99% guarantee that he won't do such activities in his life.

Under-aged riding is very prevalent where I am, and its a combination of money, thrills and parents who should've never become parents.. which hands a high-speed bike like a KTM or Pulsar to 13, 14 year old kids.
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