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Old 17th September 2021, 08:18   #11626
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And as a responsible CEO, Mr. Mahindra should not have shared such video as this looks extremely dangerous and it may encourage others to try
Any publicity is good publicity to management people.

Honestly, 90% of people who buy Thar today don't intend to off-road. It's just a style statement. Videos like these will become another bragging point for them.
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Old 17th September 2021, 12:59   #11627
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I saw this video on you tube, of a guy who is a youtuber, with very little common sense. He takes delivery of a Thar, and does some kind of off roading, where he ends up flipping his car. I think it’s a deliberate act to get brownie points for his channel. This video has gone viral, I think, so he did get what he wanted. God help him.



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Old 19th September 2021, 17:40   #11628
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Biker drives in front of a Karnataka state bus in a zigzag manner for 4kms. Gets the lesson he deserves
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How about honking at him first? Or make him to pull-over for a stern word or a strong reprimand?

Though, I feel he got the lesson in the only language he might understand!
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Old 19th September 2021, 23:20   #11629
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's Kia Carnival Clocks 170 Kmph During Delhi-Mumbai Expressway Speed Test Run

Legally speaking, there's no road in India where such speed is permitted. Shouldn't he/ his driver be challaned ??

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During a two-day visit, the transport minister personally reviewed the progress of work on the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME)... Apart from examining the progress, Gadkari also carried out a speed test on the expressway in the Kia Carnival.

the MPV reached high speeds and clocked a speed of 170 kmph. As the highway is currently not open for people and Gadkari's convoy was the only vehicle on the stretch, thus it was safe to perform such a high-speed test.
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Old 19th September 2021, 23:50   #11630
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Legally speaking, there's no road in India where such speed is permitted. Shouldn't he/ his driver be challaned ??
OK, I'm up for the legal nitpick ...

The road was not yet open. It was not a public road. No speed limit applied.

How's that?
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Old 20th September 2021, 22:19   #11631
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Useful tip : You can see what's ahead through the windshields of the car going in the front.

But this idiot wanted to do some stunts

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Old 21st September 2021, 03:37   #11632
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So I have a long list here.
Your experiences reminded me of my Drive from Mangalore to Coimbatore in 1999.

The Bus drivers had harassed me so much I can't forget them.

Nothing much seems to have changed.

'The more things change, the more they stay the same.'
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Old 21st September 2021, 06:23   #11633
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Yesterday evening returning from town I had run in with this idiot, however safe a car is, its only as much safe as the driver. This Charlie just kept coming...
Technically, isn't one supposed to yield to oncoming traffic and then go around the obstacle in their lane?
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Yesterday evening returning from town I had run in with this idiot, however safe a car is, its only as much safe as the driver. This Charlie just kept coming even when the gap was so narrow and it was raining too.
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Technically, isn't one supposed to yield to oncoming traffic and then go around the obstacle in their lane?
+1 to this.

Technically sparky@home, you had the obstacle (tempo) in your lane while the XC90 had the right of his lane. IMO he's not the wrong driver in this video. And he had the grace to slow down and stop for you to pass.
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Irrespective of how amusing or daring the act was. It was totally stupid of those people to do the crossing. It is clearly visible that the vehicle was even drifting alongwith the water at one point. Doing that twice was most stupid thing to do.
The Thar one is done by an experienced offroader. He allowed for the expected drift so that he comes out exactly where the road is on the other side. This is very common in offroad events, where every vehicle expected to do it. I have personally done it few times. If you visit the 4x4 excursions section of TBHP, you will see plenty of such mind bending feats. It is very safe, injuries are very rare since everything happens at slow speeds.

Mahindra has an offroad academy in Igatpuri (Nasik) where they teach this stuff. The chief instructors at that academy are also Team-BHPians.

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+1 to this.

Technically sparky@home, you had the obstacle (tempo) in your lane while the XC90 had the right of his lane. IMO he's not the wrong driver in this video. And he had the grace to slow down and stop for you to pass.
It all depends one’s perspective, if I were in his shoes, I would have allowed the vehicle already in the process of overtaking, the right of way. There was no need to have an ego clash. He was at a decent distance for giving me the right of way, and when I saw that he had no such intention, I stopped for him to do whatever he had to.
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Old 22nd September 2021, 12:23   #11637
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It's true when they say expect the unexpected on Indian roads.
ORVM's what are they for? Just to make the car look complete.(I guess)





Such people just don't deserve to drive at all.

P.S. Yes the video is actually from August 2020, found it on my hard drive recently.
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Old 22nd September 2021, 13:25   #11638
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Biker drives in front of a Karnataka state bus in a zigzag manner for 4kms. Gets the lesson he deserves
So, is this the punishment the bus/truck drivers deserve when they drive rashly on the road?
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Old 22nd September 2021, 13:50   #11639
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It's true when they say expect the unexpected on Indian roads.
ORVM's what are they for? Just to make the car look complete.(I guess)
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Ditto for the blinkers!
Is it too much of a hassle to flip the indicators to show their intention to change lane or make a turn? Such drivers a a big nuisance.
There is one other category of drivers who are worse (but predictable). The ones who fold their ORVMs while driving. Particularly the LHS ORVM. You just KNOW they won't look at it even if it were open. And you know they can make a left turn/lane change at any instant (hence making them predictable). Curiously, most such drivers in Bangalore can be found driving an M800 or Alto.
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But this idiot wanted to do some stunts
Or maybe he had a fissure in ano or coccydynia and wanted to relieve some pressure on his posterior.
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