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High Beam - Usage

Discussion in 'Safety First!' started by Sambikap, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    In defending the cab drivers, why are we now targeting IT folks?

    BMTC Volvos in Bangalore are a true menace. No lane discipline and utter disregard for fellow road users
    Auto-Drivers are another group that causes a lot of grief
    Two-wheel riders also cause discomfort by having high-beams on
    These ACE vehicles seem to have really bright lights - never found out if it is high-beam / low-beam, but it sure is a pain

    I have a few friends in BMTC. One of them happens to be a driver and I know for a fact that he is a very safety conscious driver. Another friend, an auto driver is an honest, hardworking and a gem of an individual. Sadly none of my friends have an ACE :D

    We have good drivers and we have bad drivers. The ground reality is that the good drivers are few and far between. The bad drivers are bad, because they are unaware, uneducated (not as in illiterate, but as in lacking knowledge of the right way to drive) and do not belong to one social/economical/technological sector. So, let us not call people names, just based on popular belief.

    Rajan
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  2. clash81

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    I dont think anyone here is defending cab drivers. I think it was a retort to someone's suggestion that the Fortuner that troubled Surya was driven by a cab driver. I pitched in there by saying, why blame only cab drivers, when we have the so called literate crowd have their beams on?

    BMTC volvos are intimidating for sure but i vouch the situation in Bangalore is much better when it comes to buses. I dont know if you have ever traveled on the roads in Kerala, you would know what menace the buses can be.

    True, ACE/Maxximo type of vehicles and the TVS - Autos have very bright lights indeed. Pain for sure.

    And name calling - I think MORON is quite a fiiting adjective to describe anyone who rides with their high-beams on in city limits.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  3. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    Now that's more like it. Totally agree.

    Rajan
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  4. Ganges

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    One MORON makes other also a MORON, due to high beam usage.There's nothing wrong when other is breaking the rules and tends us also to break the rule.Finally every1 bound to reach home safely.For such people/drivers i will be proud to be Smart MORON in terms of high beam usage .... :evilsmile
  5. rishike007

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    Why IT guys because these are educated. They must have read or follow the traffic rule in US or UK. These guys are aware of the breaking rules there is a big offence. But in INDIA no one will catch them. That's why IT guys.
    If we know the rule why not we are following these rule every where while driving. These are meant for every ones safety only. Then why we are not following these rules in INDIA where such rules are not yet compulsory? We follow rules only when these are mandatory.

    We have to change these mentality.

    As compared to IT guys, cab & other drivers are not well educated. That's why IT guys or educated guys....

    Does it make seance ??
  6. pdydeva

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    Hey Rajan, no offence against IT folks. Just wanted to emphasize that even the well learned techies are doing the mistake of hi beaming and not just cabbies. As a matter of fact, I'm working in IT field :D

    BMTC Volvos are given the extra power with better steering which attributes their quick lane jumping practice. After all they have the attitude of "I'm driving a bigger vehicle.. everyone pull over for me to pass".
    Regarding the autos, I seriously wanted to ask some auto driver as why they don't signal before taking a turn and it happened during a recent auto ride. The reason is, in aged autos if they leave the throttle to signal a turn the engine may stop. I got the guts to ask such a question only after seeing the driver using side indicators :)
    I always have the doubt if the Tata ACE vehicles have a dip switch at all??
  7. PatchyBoy

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    It is not about cab guys or IT guys or Auto guys. It is about good drivers Vs bad drivers. Not all IT guys go and drive abroad. We do not judge people as they are. We judge them as we are :D

    Rajan
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  8. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    rishi,
    Nothing makes sense in India :D
    Drive, being in your safety zone.
  9. Surya

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    Here the problem is the road is uphill and stopping the vehicle and then starting is a nack as last time my punto refused to start and started skidding down after several attempts with first gear.. and second point is there is a tree branch knealing its branch to the left so one has to wait for the other to pass so its common sense that the vehicle coming up should be allowed to pass not the one passing downhill..

    Hmm.... now we cant blame on one catergory whoever it is... i dont understand why this offensiveness in driving everybody has to reach home safely its the safety of both sides
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  10. pdydeva

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    If the Fortuner driver had the common sense of stopping for vehicles coming uphill, he definitely would have switched to LO beam. So you can safely conclude that the Fortuner driver was totally senseless.
    Finally, if we want to reach home safely without damaging our cars, we have to yield at many places. Patience pays a lot. No matter who did the mistake, just give up and drive safely.

    Regarding the first gear start, till you get used to half clutch driving you can use the parking brakes. When you want to do a uphill start, just hold your parking brakes and get your engine working at a better rpm before releasing the brakes.
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