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Drive Safe & Drive With Responsibility!!!

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

  1. manjunathkl

    manjunathkl Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Linea 1.4
    My experience with Blue&Me is extremely good. As many of you have pointed out, it is as simple as talking to the co-passenger. The best part is your hands are on the steering all times, so reacting to a situation has zero lag. I see a lot of 2 and 4 wheeler drivers answering and even calling with one hand while driving. B&M is some million times better than that.

    It is all about the thought process and prioritization.
    * There are times you unexpectedly need 100% attention for driving, that time, my concentration towards the call completely stops no matter how important the call is. I really stop talking and listening ubruptly. But that kind of situation arrives less than 1% of my driving time as I drive defencively.
    * There are times I avoid answering/making calls altogether proactively.
    * Rest of the time, it is breeze to talk and drive.

    Here are some situations where 100% concentration on driving is mandatory:
    1. While trying to find a parking spot midst of heavy traffic (and competition)
    2. Trying to navigate in an unknown area or finding an address
    3. When you are driving very slow due to traffic(B2B) on an incline or decent
    4. Reversing in a narrow space
    5. Driving at really high speeds on our so called highways (any of the world's species can appear suddenly on any lane.. not to forget highway speedbreakers, broken-down trucks, dug-up roads, open manholes, wrongside traffic, ultra slow traffic on a fast lane etc)

    In all of the above situations, one needs to stop talking/listening (ubruptly, if needed). It is OK compared to the harm it may cause.
  2. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Drive always safe with Fiat and you will reach in sound to your family.
    # Always wear a Seat belt (Just imagine your daughter/son holding you at the waist and your wife hugging you), that's the seat belt graph.
    # Just negotiate the curves before approaching it, Try to be on the low gear well in advance.
    # Dont shoot up unnecessarily, You have achieved a highspeed now let the others go ahead, its not a Race.
    # Switch off the Engine when the time is more than 15 seconds for the GO.
    # Never ever drive on Clutch...
  3. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    not got you exactly ? what does it means ?
  4. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Clutch is only ment to engage the gear, and also to use when you are stopping the vehicle, I have seen many people driving with the Left leg on the clutch pedal as taught by the Training instructors. Thats Y Fiat has given us a Dead Pedal for our left leg to rest....
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Always avoid overtaking in curves and when ever there is a solid line. This is what I religiously follow always. In long trips it will be always tempted to overtake in curves.
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  6. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    i rest my leg on the clutch pedal(very lazy sometimes), as you mentioned fiat has given dead pedal (are you sure ?), am i on safer side of drive from commercial and techincal point of view?

    ---------- Post added at 04:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:04 PM ----------

    Uphill or downhill ?
  7. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    2,878
    Goa
    Both. This is the position where the truck will slow down and I have seen the taxi drivers use this opertunity to overtake.
  8. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    sungoa
    did you ever feel that turning towards right curves is more difficult than left on ghat roads especially if you have hair pin kind off bends on roads ?

    i m much comfortable in overtaking in curves only when the curve is at left... because right pillar i get as obstacle in right curves i can put in this way for ex :- left curves overtaking will be 60Kmph as compared to 40 Kmph for right curves....
  9. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Yes taking left turn is more easy for me. I usually change my position so that visibility is more while taking right turn.
  10. mayank

    mayank Amatore

    @sungoa- is it ok to drive punto on a downhill highway in 4th gear?? or just taking it above 2500rpm in 3rd gear will be fine, if i am going on at around 50-60kms/hrs speed??

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