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Old 27th October 2021, 17:57   #11776
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My question is what if we hit someone in such situations? Should we stop and try to know what happened and help or just go away from the scene? What is the right thing to do with and without a dashcam? Any suggestions?
You have the BHPIANS in a quandary with this question .

Legality, morality, security, safety, humanity and also drivability !. All of these will run amok in your mind within seconds!.

Ideally, yes we must stop and check.
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Old 27th October 2021, 19:16   #11777
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My question is what if we hit someone in such situations? Should we stop and try to know what happened and help or just go away from the scene? What is the right thing to do with and without a dashcam? Any suggestions?
Irrespective of who is at fault, NEVER hit and run! If it happens in city, where you have people around to help the injured, you may keep your windows and doors closed and call for help (police, family) should the situation turn nasty.
But never leave/flee (from) the scene. It's an instant offence registered on your name.

Stop, look around and try to help the injured.
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Old 27th October 2021, 19:36   #11778
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That last instance is a prime reason why we are not ready for 140 kmph speed limits. As long as expressways, highways, whatever ways pass through villages, there will be critters like these putting their and others' lives at risk! I'd say cities too but the scope of folks traveling at high speeds within speed limits isn't as high as they do on highways.
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Old 27th October 2021, 20:40   #11779
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You have the BHPIANS in a quandary with this question .

Legality, morality, security, safety, humanity and also drivability !. All of these will run amok in your mind within seconds!.

Ideally, yes we must stop and check.
I think true nature kind of takes over at that point. I was in an accident like this,and I stopped to check. In fact, The people who had congregated believed that the car owner had run off, while I was still there, with them.
Unfortunately, this being India, and the mobs being what they are, I was wishing about 5 minutes later that I should have driven off. The crowd was getting angsty against the "big car" owner. Luckily the cops showed up since this was within delhi itself. However, for about 6-7 months, the "victim" made such a ruckus that I not only wished I'd driven off, I wished that he had another accident.
So, base advise that I follow, and offer, is that if it's a choice between your morality and your safety, choose the latter every time.
And if anyone wants to give counter gyaan, it's not required, please.
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Old 28th October 2021, 00:39   #11780
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Just came across a forum where there was so much positive response for increasing speed limit to 140kmph in National highways.

If Mr.Divya Sharan had been driving at 140,that idiot of an biker would have bleed to death on the tarmac....
The 140 kmph limit was proposed for "expressways". And expressways don't allow 2 wheelers either.

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Old 28th October 2021, 00:57   #11781
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This is in relation to helping accident victims. My 2 cents as have been in situation of helping the invloved members in accident, they tried to get me to support thier version, I told the cop I just came in post the accident and trying to help . He luckily understood the situation since ambulance was called from my mobile and call to the cops also. My friend who was with was a locally influential guy hence was spared from police trips and my friend told the accident parties to get back to their business and register a complaint if they want to.
Lesson learned - helping in an accident is humanity but the guys involved want save their skin at the helpers cost, therefore sanity precedes humanity.

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Old 28th October 2021, 01:57   #11782
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expressways don't allow 2 wheelers either.
If a driver of a small car (like an Alto/Santro) came into the path of a large SUV doing 140 kmph, the result could be disastrous.
Sure, a car would be more visible compared to a motorcycle, but we have far too many idiots on our roads.

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expressways don't allow 2 wheelers either.

Yes sir, I am quiet aware of both the points you'd mentioned. I am also aware honourable madras high court had struck Union government's speed limit from 120kmph to 100kmph.

What I meant was, some people were of the opinion that speed limit to be raised to 140kmph even on many NH.

I do love speeds, but what's the guarantee that there won't be illegal intersections (like in the above video) on highways and expressways?

Moreover speed limits should be raised for commercial vehicles first, which will quicken the trade. But before that, it's the duty of the government and citizens to improve road manners and road safety.

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Old 28th October 2021, 08:05   #11784
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I guess that awareness, not too fast speeds, great brakes, ABS, Michelins all combined together and saved us!
Be safe out there everyone. Cheers!
Something very similar happened to my wife couple of years back. She wasn't lucky though. The result - fender was damaged and the tyre literally exploded (sidewall was cut). The funny thing was she was going to tyre shop after changing the spare 10 mins back. She was left without the tyre.
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Old 28th October 2021, 10:25   #11785
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Bad driver for the day: Me!

Narrow junction with me having to go left and there's an auto stand there. Thought i could squeeze through but in hindsight i should have waited.

My front left wheel arch scraped against the poor auto's right rear wheel arch and much paint was exchanged between them.

I felt for the poor dude sitting inside waiting for a passenger to make a living.

Paid him for the repainting expenses after many apologies and left with many sever notes to my self.

Sigh. What a way to begin the day.
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Old 28th October 2021, 10:45   #11786
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I think true nature kind of takes over at that point. I was in an accident like this,and I stopped to check. In fact, The people who had congregated believed that the car owner had run off, while I was still there, with them.
Unfortunately, this being India, and the mobs being what they are, I was wishing about 5 minutes later that I should have driven off. The crowd was getting angsty against the "big car" owner. Luckily the cops showed up since this was within delhi itself. However, for about 6-7 months, the "victim" made such a ruckus that I not only wished I'd driven off, I wished that he had another accident.
So, base advise that I follow, and offer, is that if it's a choice between your morality and your safety, choose the latter every time.
And if anyone wants to give counter gyaan, it's not required, please.
I totally agree with you. When I was in college (about 15 years ago), I was driving my Swift to classes when a nice biker decided to take a right from the extreme right. No signal (hand or otherwise) and he crashed into my front passenger door. I stopped to check and took him to the hospital. My dad came and gave him some money (for medical treatment apparently) even though I kept protesting that it wasn't my fault.

By the time we did all this, the entire village was apparently smashing up all the cars in the parking lot - looking for my car. Close to 50 cars were damaged including Professors', students' and even visitors. My friends suggested I don't turn up to college for a month atleast. But I decided to take my bike everyday since and went the very next day.

I can't even imagine what would have happened if I had been caught in the middle of the village in a situation like that. I don't think I would stop if I ever get caught in a situation like that. I would much rather drive to a police station after calling an ambulance from the car.
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Old 28th October 2021, 16:41   #11787
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How bad is your judgement?
Squid Driver: YES

Guy has the audacity to play flashlight flashlight to make the oncoming traffic stop on a single lane but not slow down himself.

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Old 28th October 2021, 17:08   #11788
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Is the vehicle actually moving? Unbelievable!!! Kindly upload the video to YouTube and add the link to forum post.
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I have no words to describe how I am feeling after watching this. I watched the video a couple of times but still can't believe it. How can someone be so irresponsible!!!
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I have no words to describe how I am feeling after watching this. I watched the video a couple of times but still can't believe it. How can someone be so irresponsible!!!
Maybe those parents beleive the theory of the Stork delivering babies whenever they want
No other logical explanation possible for this atrocious behaviour on a crowded highway.
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