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Old 22nd February 2024, 18:26   #991
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Re: Your near-miss experiences on the road

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I was cruising all along till Akarshardham, when suddenly I felt the strong jerks in the steering and car sway towards left.

I was jolted and it didn't take long for me to realise that I had slept off.
The same thing happened to me last Sunday night. You were saved by ADAS, but I was saved by a thud.

It was around 9 pm. Me, parents & wife were travelling in our car. Our return journey was of around 900 km & we had planned it in such a way that we did 750 km on day 1 and balance on the next morning. So as per the plan, we were about 96 km away from our halt for the night. However, at this point I was dead tired and wanted to sleep at least from a couple of hours before this incident. We were passing through a small town wherein the road was under construction. I crawl into one of the many troughs in 1st gear. While getting out of it and joining the road, we all felt a loud thud at around the right bottom of the car and I was startled. This loud sound made me realize that I was asleep & was unaware about it. The Corolla Altis is a relatively tall car on a flat surface and if something has hit the underbody means it has got to be big and strong.

I got down of the car on that dark road & bent down to see if there is any damage to any critical component. It will not be a hyperbole if I say that I felt like sleeping on that road itself while being bent. Numerous thoughts came to my mind. We decided to wait at the roadside for about half an hour during which I would get a power nap and also if there are any probable leakages, they would surface. My nap lasted for an hour, thereafter I inspected the underbody, fluid levels, body etc., and scanned the car. With nothing untoward being seen, we finished the rest 96.
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Old 10th March 2024, 19:58   #992
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Re: Accidents in India | Pics & Videos

Had a near miss on this Friday the 8th of March. Was returning from Chennai via Chitoor to Bangalore. Near Mogili, just after Chitoor, there is a slight incline across a few small hills. the highway is rated as a 80 Km/Hr stretch at this point.
it was about 715 pm, and we were at about 75 KM/hr, and a trailer truck was parked across two lanes, broken down. No lights, no indication and four people on the road between the leftmost lane and the shoulder.

Luckily for us, a Brezza ahead of us saw it in the nick of time, though his hard braking took him off the road into gravel.
The ABS on my Corolla quickly got it under control. Was really scary of a bit. No use shouting at the poor cleaner and driver as they were forced to drive an overloaded truck.

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Old 16th March 2024, 21:27   #993
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Re: Your near-miss experiences on the road

I was minding my own business at 30kmph in a ghat road in left lane. A motorcyclist who was in his own world drifted into opposite lane onto my path in a curve. My horn woke him up from his distraction and he went to his lane at the last moment avoiding an accident.

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https://www.kapwing.com/videos/65f5bee4a6eac189d1b3a229

In my defence, I was driving slow with 100% attention to the road. I had dashcam. I horned at the earliest.

Points against me:
I did not prophylactically horn before the curve.
I did not brake or swerve but just applied horn.

I learnt from this incident and by reflex I horn and brakeplus or minus swerve simultaneously.
This learning came to my rescue in this accident which I avoided my involvement thankfully.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/road-...ml#post5734160 (Accidents in India | Pics & Videos)
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Old 18th April 2024, 17:09   #994
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Re: Your near-miss experiences on the road

Date: 17th April 2024 (10:30 am)
Location: Goraguntepalya (On the way to Jalahalli), Bangalore, India



This happened to me on my way to Jalahalli on my electric two-wheeler. The two-wheeler seen in the video is a 2018 Hero Electric Flash E5 (Top Speed: 40kmph).

As this is a slow vehicle, I tried to be on the left lane to make way for the other passing vehicle on the right. The extreme left lane, after the traffic signal, has a bus stand, due to which I couldn't be on that lane. And out of nowhere, the auto-rickshaw merged into the lane that I was in, where I had a near miss with the vehicle. The auto-rickshaw was not in sight due to the truck behind it. Fortunately, nothing happened and I was glad I was able to apply the brakes in the nick of time.
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Re: Your near-miss experiences on the road

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Date: 17th April 2024 (10:30 am)
Location: Goraguntepalya (On the way to Jalahalli), Bangalore, India

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=QySVGvxEiQQ

Not entirely your fault, but I'd rather be driving defensively on such a crowded road than be sorry later.

In your video, from the 12th second onwards, one can see the Tempo slowing down, and you continue to maintain your constant speed.

You should have slowed down a bit soon as you see the Tempo slowing down, just in case. That gives you a second or 2 more to react and slam brakes.

In this instance, you were lucky enough to not have a larger vehicle tailing you. That collision would have been far worse.

Lesson to be learnt : DENENSIVE and ANTICIPATORY riding/driving in our crowded cities with unorganized traffic can save quite a bit of close shaves/unwanted bumps
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Not entirely your fault, but I'd rather be driving defensively on such a crowded road than be sorry later.

In your video, from the 12th second onwards, one can see the Tempo slowing down, and you continue to maintain your constant speed.

You should have slowed down a bit soon as you see the Tempo slowing down, just in case. That gives you a second or 2 more to react and slam brakes.

In this instance, you were lucky enough to not have a larger vehicle tailing you. That collision would have been far worse.

Lesson to be learnt : DENENSIVE and ANTICIPATORY riding/driving in our crowded cities with unorganized traffic can save quite a bit of close shaves/unwanted bumps
True, I am at fault here too. I should have slowed down looking at the tempo, but I went forward thinking it was about to stop at the bus stand.

I was fortunate that there were no large vehicles tailgating me. I realised the fact that no matter how fast or slow you go on the road, you need to be very cautious of the surroundings.
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And out of nowhere, the auto-rickshaw merged into the lane that I was in, where I had a near miss with the vehicle. The auto-rickshaw was not in sight due to the truck behind it. Fortunately, nothing happened and I was glad I was able to apply the brakes in the nick of time.
I would suggest this: next time, and every time, you pass a vehicle which you cannot see past or through, expect that someone will come from in front of it. Being a little further away from it would have increased your angle of view. Do not drive close up to others.

The auto driver should have taken into account that he could not be seen, too. Just a little further forward, and he would have been more visible. At least he was emerging with some caution, and you were driving slowly.
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Old 18th April 2024, 22:47   #998
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I would suggest this: next time, and every time, you pass a vehicle which you cannot see past or through, expect that someone will come from in front of it.
This is exactly what I do too as part of defensive driving. Always helps
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A Narrow Escape

The other day I had gone out to purchase medicine for my dog and had parked the car some distance away. The shop was on the other side of the highway, which I had crossed over to do my purchase. On the return while overstepping the median on the road, I tripped and found myself flat on my face in the main road. There was a bus approaching at a distance. But other than that no other vehicles, including two wheelers.

Other than a very shaken ego and some slight abrasions I walked away. I do realise that I had a narrow escape. The problem was that there is no traffic signal, and crossing is at one’s own risk. I kind of replay what could have happened if things had gone south. Cold sweat is the answer.

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Happened on Mysore Expressway last week. Just after we started towards Bengaluru. Was cruising at 100 on the fast lane. They had blocked almost a lane and half for road works right after the corner . They should've put the warning before the corner itself. (Dashcam is in the center, I noticed the blockage a bit later)

I actually thought that they blocked the last lane only, notice how Altroz completely hid another block and also a person waving the red flag!

I switched to the roadworks lane again as I had noticed the fast approaching Seltos in the IRVM a bit earlier and the Altroz just started to move. Didn't feel safe waiting in that lane. At this point, I was fully focused on Altroz (maybe a bit target fixated) and didn't check the IRVM again to verify and decide.

I felt the brake assist feature working during that. The car detects abnormal braking pattern and applies full braking even though we don't fully press the pedal due to panic etc.,

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They had blocked almost a lane and half for road works right after the corner .
Just occasionally, I miss my mother country. This is one such time. That lane (and probably the next lane too) would have been coned off from a mile back, there would have been huge lit arrows on the backs of trucks. When I was there, it seemed a bit over-the-top: watching that video makes me realise it wasn't.

The poor guys working on that road are risking their lives too!
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Had a near miss this friday when I was driving around 40kph (in a 60kph limit) one-way road when a helmetless couple couple coming on the wrong side decided to cross the road to continue their wrong side adventure. In a split second I was wondering whether to go left or right and thats when the idiots decided to stop in the middle of the road! Thanks to my low speed, I was able to stop on time and I could see in the rear view mirror that the lady was pointing her hands at me and hurling abuses as if it was somehome my fault

While I was looking at the rearview mirror, I had another (couple) closed calls with two other wrong sided bikers

Incidents like this is slowly making me want to give up driving.

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Had a near miss last month and a heart-in-mouth moment, I was riding on a 6-lane highway from Krishnagiri to Bangalore and stuck to the left-most motorcycle lane.
I passed a very slow-moving heavily loaded truck on the left on an incline and just as I was getting ahead of the truck, a guy in a Vento from the middle lane overtook the truck and was getting off the road after he overtook the truck, I don't know if he saw me because he was not in my rearview mirror before I overtook the truck. I panic braked and hit the side of his boot and had to grab on to it stop myself from falling down.
He was very casual and unapologetic about it and I saw no point in arguing so just left it at that left spot, and this was the one day I thought a helmet and gloves would suffice as it was hot that day. thanked the stars and now continue to wear my jacket and pants even if it's just 50-odd kms on the bike.
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A few hours ago today, just beyond Krishnagiri
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Just occasionally, I miss my mother country. This is one such time. That lane (and probably the next lane too) would have been coned off from a mile back, there would have been huge lit arrows on the backs of trucks. When I was there, it seemed a bit over-the-top: watching that video makes me realise it wasn't.

The poor guys working on that road are risking their lives too!
Wholeheartedly agree. Another near miss I faced is documented here on the Bangalore Tirupati thread: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route...ml#post5786953 (Bangalore to Tirupati : Route Queries)

Not sure what is the remedy here. Safety regulations have improved for sure as better standards are introduced. But the culture of safety will take much longer I suppose.

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