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Old 10th October 2020, 16:56   #481
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Why? Couldn't you wait?
If a simple slight change of course of one vehicle put you in so much danger then no, there was not sufficient space.
The gap was there for the taking. hence took it. As i had mentioned the innova driver was so distracted by the other bike he wasnt looking at the road. At the time of going into the gap there was no danger. But innova realising being too close to the divider and moving into me made things more dangerous.
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Old 10th October 2020, 17:46   #482
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It is the duty of the overtaking vehicle to keep clear. Hmmm... I think I'm quoting the marine regulations there, but same thing applies to the road.

If the guy had changed lanes in front of you, that would certainly have been his fault, but, as I understand it, he just made a speed/steering correction, and you had not taken that possibility into account. You proved to yourself that what is gap now may not be in a few seconds. And you confirmed advice given to me by a driving instructor decades ago: 'Do not be the meat in the sandwich, unless you want to get bitten.'
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Old 10th October 2020, 20:50   #483
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Happened this a while back
Extremely disappointed that he got away with just a scratch or two!. Sorry, if that sounds harsh.

Situations on our roads change by the second and taking eyes off the road is just not on.
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The gap was there for the taking. hence took it. As i had mentioned the innova driver was so distracted by the other bike he wasnt looking at the road. At the time of going into the gap there was no danger. But innova realising being too close to the divider and moving into me made things more dangerous.
Agreed Innova guy should not swerve without looking in the rear view mirrors, but he just made a steering correction in the same lane he is travelling in. He was in the right most lane, and you were in the left lane, two lanes are separated by a dotted line , and you should overtake another vehicle only from right side, that not only applies to the truck you overtook, but also the Innova (if you want to overtake in the same lane, overtake from right side). Never overtake from left , especially when there's another vehicle in your lane (the truck), chances of getting sandwiched is more in your case, and that was a very risky, unnecessary maneuver. Ride safe, stay safe.
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Old 9th November 2020, 21:22   #485
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Over the years after spending substantial (about 18 years from the time I got my license) amount of time behind the wheels, I have learned that accidents always happens for both parties mistake, I strongly believe there is always some room to save yourself from a grave accident that may cost lives. Also there is no point risking lives and give in to road rage. If someone ones wants to overtake you irrespective of the vehicle size let it go, don't let your ego come in between, as this may cost you dearly.

With that said last Saturday 07.11.2020 I was driving home with my 7 year old onboard in the front passenger seat. As winter setting in the sun goes down pretty early here being on the east coast side of the country.

We were half way through our journey and I was tailing a Mahindra Scorpio, I usually keep enough distance to accommodate any surprises ahead of us. We were on a state highway which has been completed few months back, people still use both lanes for up and down traffic. Knowing peoples mentality here I am always extra cautious on this stretch.

So coming back to where I was, we were tailing the Scorpio and suddenly it panic braked and took to the left. I immediately panic braked too, and took to the extreme left, in a split second I thought I will end up rear ending the Scorpio. Call it luck and God's grace the Scorpio saved itself so did we. My daughter who was fast asleep did not even move much (buckled up for sure).

The Scorpio did not stop and took off. I was wondering what went wrong did it just hit and run? Apparently a Maruti Omni wanted to take a U turn. Since this road was newly constructed there were stretches were the median was not completely constructed. What I perceived the driver in the Omni wanted to take a quick U turn and was at a good speed, noticing the Scorpio suddenly it panic braked hard and toppled on its side. So the Scorpio did not hit the Omni. We did not stop as it was just me and my daughter and I could not take the risk, however I noticed that the people behind stopped and the driver and co-passenger came out of the Omni, did not look like they were grievously injured.

My dash cam picked up the footage, attaching

Stay safe every one and take it easy while on the road.
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This girl just came running in front of my car, from behind the Tata Ace. She was completely in my blind spot.

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This girl just came running in front of my car, from behind the Tata Ace. She was completely in my blind spot.

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQcjV9eIlM
Am always wary of worried of someone doing this to me specially from behind parked cars many times people forget to check both sides before crossing. Best is when one approaches a crowded area/market like place is to slow down.
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Old 15th November 2020, 21:42   #488
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I’m not sure whether I’m a victim of old school mugging or the culprit. I was waiting at the OMBR layout junction to take a right turn towards Steel factory bus stop, noticed heavy traffic than usual during these pandemic days.

Traffic police gave green signal and I moved the car slowly to take a right turn. As road work is in progress, the left side of the main road (Opposite side of Banaswadi fire station) was blocked and the right side was used for traffic flow in both directions.

Though some portion of the road was occupied by vehicles waiting to take a left turn, there was enough space for me to take a right turn and procced towards steel factory bus stop.

As I moved away 100 meters past the right turn, I saw a man on a scooter knocking my window and yelling, rolled down the window and I was shocked to hear that I ran over his feet while turning right. I drove few meters forward and pulled over.

I noticed him getting off the scooter and started limping, he says that everyone was screaming at me to stop but I just went past, I couldn’t hear any one screaming or shouting and did not notice any scooter too close while taking the right turn. I told him the same but he was insisting that I’m the one who ran over his feet and he wants me to take him to specialist hospital for scanning, he showed his feet but couldn’t see any visible wounds or swelling. I once again told him I did not see any vehicles too close and I don’t think I did it.

Too much of traffic on the road so I couldn’t turn back or walk up to the junction to check with the traffic police. Meanwhile, he was insisting that I take him to hospital or give him some money so he’ll get his feet scanned and checked, he asked Rs 1500. At this juncture, I was really confused whether I’m the culprit or being duped and I really don’t want to get into any trouble.

I finally gave him Rs 1500, he thanked me and limped towards his scooter. I was not at all convinced that I did it, I should have at least walked back and asked the traffic police before giving him money. I really regret why I lost my presence of mind and gave money just as it is, this is like I’m accepting I did it.

In my 20 years of driving experience this was the first such incident and if I have really run over his feet, I feel terribly bad how I overlooked with 20 years of driving experience.
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I don't think he would be standing and arguing if anyone had run over his feet!
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A friend of mine had a car actually run over his foot while his foot was way too close to the cars front tire. He was engrossed in looking at Passat since it was a rare find at that time. Once the car ran over, he could not take the weight of bike on that leg and dropped the bike, sat down on road in pain.

We had to lift him and take him to hospital for scan (he has hairline cracks in bones).

There is a very little chance that if you run over someone's foot, that person drives the bike, uses the same leg for stopping it, walks, argues and goes back on the bike.

Looks like you were scammed. Good thing is that the damage to pocket was not high and the situation did not escalate with him calling more people.

If you would have actually started walking towards the police constable, chances are that the supposed "Victim" would have zoomed off on his bike.

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In my 20 years of driving experience this was the first such incident and if I have really run over his feet, I feel terribly bad how I overlooked with 20 years of driving experience.
Most likely a scam but I always consider this to be part of the cost of driving in India. I'm surprised and appreciate that you have had good 20 years of not facing this.

I have had one experience where I paid couple of teenagers on their motorcycle who attempted to overtake me on a non-existent gap on my right and ended up scraping my car and fell on the barriers kept for a flyover construction. I ended up paying them 1k even when all I did was a tiny adjustment to the right to avoid another biker who was nibbling my left side. And my door repair and painting cost 8k on top of this.

I had a dashcam to boot even though it was front facing to add to my argument but it was not a location or situation I wanted to be in and negotiated and settled for 1k to pay for fixing their handle bar, took a picture of their motorcycle and them (to avoid them file a complaint of hit and run after I left) and left the place as quickly as I can.

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This happened today. Guy was coming from wrong side, earphones in, not looking in front. I was already slow as it is a usual spot for idiots like this. Even after blowing the horn continuously, he stopped really close. I had to brake really hard even for slower speeds. He then went on like nothing happened.
Audio is muted as there there were abuses after this incident.

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This happened today. Guy was coming from wrong side, earphones in, not looking in front...
Well, he would say that nothing happened, therefore everything was fine.

I thought your video title could be read as Idiot 28,112,020. A bad day!
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I finally gave him Rs 1500, he thanked me and limped towards his scooter. I was not at all convinced that I did it, I should have at least walked back and asked the traffic police before giving him money. I really regret why I lost my presence of mind and gave money just as it is, this is like I’m accepting I did it.

In my 20 years of driving experience this was the first such incident and if I have really run over his feet, I feel terribly bad how I overlooked with 20 years of driving experience.
Sadly, you have been conned by that guy. This is a usual con tactic used in Bangalore and other Metros. I had a similar experience where a guy out of nowhere starts banging on my car for no reason, thankfully I didn't stop and moved ahead (details here (Beware: New type of Scam/Con in Bangalore)). The best way to avoid such scammers is to install front and rear dashcam and ask the conman to visit the nearest traffic police station to sort out the issue. I am 99% sure the conman won't agree to visit the station and would scoot off from there since the cops will easily identify that he's lying, but even if he agrees to visit the station and claims that he's telling the truth, you can show the dashcam recordings to the cops when your car approaches and crosses him, it should be easy to identify if anything actually happened from the video footage.

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I don't think he would be standing and arguing if anyone had run over his feet!
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There is a very little chance that if you run over someone's foot, that person drives the bike, uses the same leg for stopping it, walks, argues and goes back on the bike.
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Most likely a scam but I always consider this to be part of the cost of driving in India.
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Sadly, you have been conned by that guy. This is a usual con tactic used in Bangalore and other Metros.
Rightly said Bhpian’s, looks like it’s a scam and hope all our members are aware of this menace and avoid being a victim, but if situation escalates then safety comes first than anything else. Take care all and drive safe.
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