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Discussion in 'Safety First!' started by Grandeur, May 20, 2010.

  1. Aanand

    Aanand Amatore

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    Thanks Grandeur.
    Delighted you liked it.
    Pssst... I hope it furthers your cause of this topic - in a subtle and mildly humorous tone.
    A.
  2. Axn

    Axn Regolare

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    Is using blue n me really safe and fool proof? Does it not demand your attention towards the phone conversation?

    any thoughts guys....
  3. aditya

    aditya Timido

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    Personally I do like using bluetooth to receive phone calls while driving. It is not very different than talking to a co-passenger for me. I try to keep the conversation as short as possible, or tell people that I am driving and will call back later if it is not urgent.

    But I wouldn't say it is foolproof. There is always some risk associated with it (even with talking to co-passenger while driving), and you should be ready to accept the responsibility of consequences if, God forbid, something bad happens.
  4. Nanu72

    Nanu72

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    Dear All,

    My personal experience a few weeks back which cost me some money but fortunately no collateral damage. I landed in Pune after an early morining flight from chennai(4.30). I had been on the road for the earlier 6 hrs without much sleep. I promptly started for office at 8.30 and was in full rush hour traffic at Hinjewadi road. It was bumper to bumper (vehicles on my right and left)and then I blinked for a second and to my horror saw the vehicle infront braking suddently after a start. By the time I could react the front fender had hit the rear of the tempo traveller infront of me. The guy infront just moved of as he did not have anything to lose. I had a very bad feeling in my stomach that this was going to be bad. On the sideway my hunch was confirmed. The radiator grill was broken and so was my number plate. The top right end of my car had a slight dent. Not a good start on a Monday. To cut it short I got everything done and the car is back in exactly the same shape as before but the biggest lesson- " BE VERY CAREFUL AFTER AN OVERNIGHT JOURNEY".

    Note:- This was my first hit in last 10 years...Everybody needs to start somewhere...just kidding. I would put in details in the other forum with feedback about TASS.

    cheers
    Nanu
  5. Chaos

    Chaos Regolare

    It does take a big percentage from your concentration on driving...

    When i'm talking on the B&M at times I just dont respond in the conversation as there is something on the road that needs my extra concentration.. and the caller repeats the question 2-3 times before i respond..

    So from my experience. B&M is ideal to be courteous to caller and tell him/her, that you are driving and will call when you stop, or ask them to call again after 30-40-10 mins when you are done driving..

    I feel the use of B&M should be limited to 10-15 seconds enough to convey that you are driving!!

    Which is what I do.
    But when calls that come which need a reply on a long conversation, i try my best to cut it short, or stop on the side of the road till the call is over.
    Because I really cant concentrate on driving and answer complex questions or even simple questions.. at the same time.
  6. royj

    royj Esperto

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    +1 to that. For any serious conversation, I just pull over and talk or ask the person to call back later.
    1 person likes this.
  7. I think the foremost behavioral attribute that has to be embedded in our DNA is to have patience. People drive as if they have to empty their bladder at some specific place and are rushing to get to that spot !!! The other day in Blore I saw all cars maintaining a strict three lane line near HSR layout. I was surprised. I wonder how that happened. I should have taken a pic. Its hard to see such discipline.
  8. Axn

    Axn Regolare

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    Chaos, agree with you. That is precisely the reason that I posed this question because I always felt that with BnM we are only increasing the chances of being careless on the road.
  9. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hmm... Guys especially during rains take extra care..

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