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  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Here you go, from RSA manual -

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  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

    Linea 1.3
    Yeh. We can do that if we know any service providers around the accident area. Also, I am thinking we should also avail the RSA as a rider along with our Car insurance as a backup. Many companies (Bharti Axa, Tata-AIG) are now offering this too.
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  3. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    A Linea Tjet crashed on a traffic infested road,head on with a bus.
    No injuries to occupants,air bags had popped out.


  4. shams

    shams Esperto

    couple of years back I had one such insurance from Bajaj Allianz. There was a clause which said we need to be within 50 kms of our base location to avail the free RSA and Free hotel stay in case of breakdowns. Not sure if other insurance providers also follow the same protocol.
  5. Arkin

    Arkin Amatore

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  6. Flywheel

    Flywheel Regolare

    Some really bad crashes there, I hope people managed to survive these crashes. The Punto seems to have taken a real beating, really sad to see such cars damaged so badly.
  7. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

    Grande Punto 1.3
    One more fire accident; Volvo again

    Bangalore: Seven people, including a child, were burnt to death when a brand new luxury bus caught fire late last night, hours after leaving Bangalore for Mumbai.

    There were 52 people on the Volvo bus that had started operating just last month; 45 managed to break the windows and jump out of the burning bus.

    The police have booked the driver, who allegedly ran away, and the owner of the bus, Shakeel Ahmed, the brother of JD-S MLA Jameel Ahmed.

    This comes two weeks after another Volvo bus from Bangalore had caught fire killing all 45 on board.

    Last night, the bus was allegedly speeding through Haveri town in north Karnataka when, at about 3 am, the driver apparently lost control and hit a road divider near a bridge. The diesel tank burst and the bus was engulfed in flames.

    A loud explosion woke the sleeping passengers, who tried to get out of the bus as the fire spread. By the time a passenger managed to smash his hand through a window, a two-year-old child and six others, including a second driver, were charred to death. Many jumped out even with 60 per cent burns.

    The dead are yet to be identified. The police said some of the passengers were charred beyond recognition.

    The injured are being treated at the Haveri district hospital and some have been shifted to the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital in Hubli.

    On October 30, 45 people were killed when a Hyderabad-bound bus from Bangalore caught fire after hitting a road divider, causing the fuel tank to burst on the national highway in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.

    Source: NDTV

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  8. Flywheel

    Flywheel Regolare

    Dear lord what is it with Volvo buses and fires, these are extremely tragic incidents. Is there some defect with the design of the diesel tanks or should we just put these accidents down to rash driving by the drivers??
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  9. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

    All buses from Volvo come with a factory installed speed governor. Use any KSRTC owned Volvo bus and you will see that they barely touch 100 kmph. Also, since these buses are designed and built as buses and not just a bus body on a truck chassis and are also a lot more powerful, Volvo arranges driver training for three drivers for every bus sold. Apart from that, Volvo Bus fuel tanks are built of plastic and are designed to crack and not crumple, to avoid compression of diesel.

    Given the fact that diesel is not easily flammable and needs compression, the bus is not the culprit here. The driver and more importantly the cargo being transported in the bus are the major factors to these fires. If there is any fault from Volvo's side, then it is only not being able to decide what kind of monkeys drive their buses. It is sad to see them being dragged into this unnecessarily.

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
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  10. Surya

    Surya Superiore

    Namma Bengaluru
    There was another fire Accident which happened recently near mandya every body escaped unhurt it was an Airavat Volvo from KSRTC going from Bangalore to Mysore..
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013

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