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Old 17th August 2020, 13:25   #11131
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Damn Bikers!

When will they ever learn, their life should be important to themselves first.
I feel it's become a moral responsibility of us to save them at all times.

There is just so many things wrong in this video. Due to a pile up on the other side because of an ongoing flyover construction, most of the bikers have decided to take the wrong way. I kid you not this the NH 48 which connects MH to GJ.

Rains + wrong way + fast lane, how long can you dodge an accident.


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Old 17th August 2020, 13:41   #11132
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Multiple possibilities

1. He is not the first owner and bought the bike without mirrors
2. He removed the mirrors after buying
3. Registered with mirrors and later sold without them
4. I heard this from one of my friends years ago. "bike loses its looks with mirrors", may be he or earlier owner is of that type
etc. etc.
Another common reason I have heard is that riding without mirrors results in easier and swift navigation of the bike ( without watching out for any vehicles which is equally dangerous). In my 30 years of riding I have never been able to ride without both mirrors for I use them extensively while overtaking, making a turn, or changing lanes. Frankly, I cannot ride a bike without mirrors.

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Old 17th August 2020, 14:25   #11133
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Another common reason I have heard is that riding without mirrors results in easier and swift navigation of the bike ( without watching out for any vehicles which is equally dangerous). In my 30 years of riding I have never been able to ride without both mirrors for I use them extensively while overtaking, making a turn, or changing lanes. Frankly, I cannot ride a bike without mirrors.


Fully agree. I feel like I am blind riding a bike without mirrors!.

One day on my way to office, the right mirror on my Unicorn somehow loosened completely and almost fell. I stopped and tried my best to put it back in place (without any tools), but could not. I had to then remove it and place it my bag to get it fixed later in the evening when returning home.

It was a horrible ride to office for around 12 kms as I have the habit of scanning surroundings every few seconds. I did not know where I was heading!

It was another horrible ride for another 15 kms back to my regular mechanic who fixed in a jiffy.

I can't believe my eyes if I see people who ride carefree without mirrors on bikes. And yeah! God and the others around have the responsibility to save their lives.
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Removing side/ rear view mirrors on 2-wheelers is fashion statement for most riders, whereas it should be other way round.

The attitude of manufacturers is equally pathetic in this case as the side/ rear view mirrors are of poor or average quality on most bikes*, especially commuter bikes & scooters. These are only good for installation on bicycles/ cycle-rickshaws than faster rides IMO. The riders either fold these rattlers or throw these away. However, fixing these (albeit temporarily) is quite easy as one can just tighten a screw to make sure it doesn't shake or rattle.

IMO there should be legislation like that for ugly saree guard to ensure riders don't discard these or render these useless while riding.
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Old 21st August 2020, 10:53   #11135
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I am not sure if this fits in here, was he thinking Nexon is a boat to sail through? I may sound dumb, but I feel people should respect their vehicles.

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I am not sure if this fits in here, was he thinking Nexon is a boat to sail through? I may sound dumb, but I feel people should respect their vehicles....
How comforting to know, that we share roads daily with people who think that is a good idea!
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I am not sure if this fits in here, was he thinking Nexon is a boat to sail through? I may sound dumb, but I feel people should respect their vehicles.
I actually saw (what I now realize was just part2) of the video from this guy where his mechanic didn't really seem to do nearly enough to fix a car that has been tortured like that.

Didn't realize he actually recorded going into the water.
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I am not sure if this fits in here, was he thinking Nexon is a boat to sail through? I may sound dumb, but I feel people should respect their vehicles.
Let's also not miss the towing attempt at about 5:50 mark, where it's a guy on the bike pushing the car at about 60kmph (as per the guy recording the video). I've been on these roads for years, and they are dangerous for this sort of stupidity. In fact, fatal road accidents are extremely common. You can see at 5:53 how an opposite car nearly misses the bike pushing the car - even a slip of leg or anything like that is sufficient to cause death.

This is rural/sub-urban Sonipat (Haryana), and things on these roads have always been....sad. If we were to redefine 'sad' to mean 'deadly', of course.

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I am not sure if this fits in here, was he thinking Nexon is a boat to sail through? I may sound dumb, but I feel people should respect their vehicles.
You have done a criminal act by posting this on the Bad 'Drivers' thread .

Looked like he was bored at home due to Covid restrictions and wanted to have some fun with his car.
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...I feel people should respect their vehicles.
They should respect water even more! Threat to car; threat to life.

According to Nalin1, this was just a pleasure drive (for some contorted value of "pleasure" ). If it had been a journey important enough to risk the car, he should have stopped and walked that part first. he would have quickly found out that it was impossible to drive.
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According to Nalin1, this was just a pleasure drive (for some contorted value of "pleasure" ). If it had been a journey important enough to risk the car, he should have stopped and walked that part first. he would have quickly found out that it was impossible to drive.
Yeah, actually, he knew damn well that the car would stall and wasn't surprised at all. The entire commentary over the video is just about that. I find utterly hilarious though - some twisted version of a car "test" - just how Youtubers perform drop tests on phones.
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Don’t know if this has been posted before.

What should be done to these bad driver’s?

https://www.facebook.com/13190511689...JHpSrEm3HzANc4
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Donít know if this has been posted before.

What should be done to these bad driverís?

https://www.facebook.com/13190511689...JHpSrEm3HzANc4
I saw this too. Couldn't believe my eyes. It looked fabricated. On top of it the description and comments were in Chinese which was a first for me. Hence dismissed it as possibly edited. If this is true, then these riders need to be put behind bars ASAP.
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On top of it the description and comments were in Chinese which was a first for me. Hence dismissed it as possibly edited. If this is true, then these riders need to be put behind bars ASAP.
It's possibly taken from an Indian youtuber channel and posted into a foreign Facebook group. Doesn't look fabricated to me as such.

Just idiots with a death wish or as the Americans would say 'Organ donors'.
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Just idiots with a death wish or as the Americans would say 'Organ donors'.
With the speeds that they are doing, even the organs won't be left of much use.
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