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My experiences and lessons learnt during accidents.


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A road accident is a mistake. It is the most unwanted thing to happen for a road user. No wants to get involved in it.

 

1. Never panic during minor accidents. A car can be repaired or you can buy a new one, If it is a total loss.

2. Stay composed, even if it is your mistake. Every vehicle has an insurance. Every vehicle can be repaired.

 

1st experience:

My first accident was a minor one. Over enthusiastic college youth hit my car from behind. While I was waiting at the signal.

He told me he will bear the charges. I took his mobile number and left place as I was in hurry.

 

Took my car to the garage and they quoted 4k, next day I called him, he said money will be arranged in a week.

Later he blocked my number. After that he said it was my mistake to stop during red signal as the road is empty. :shock:

Thought of filing a police complaint but I don't have proper proof with me.

I felt it was a waste of time chasing this guy.

 

Lessons learnt

  • Click the pictures of the guy, his vehicle and your car. (If possible take a video)
  • Take his driving license and Registration card.
  • Should not have left that guy that day.
  • Tell him that you will file a police complaint. (50% of bikers wont have insurance)

 

2nd Experience :

This time it was an old guy, scratched my rear door with his brand new Honda city.

A cabbie cut his lane abruptly, to avoid him he turned right into my lane, my car took the hit.

 

He agreed to pay for the damages. This time I took pictures of both the cars, license and RC.

 

Next day we met at the service centre. He payed me insurance claim charges and NCB charges (No claim bonus)

I was very happy with the way, he handled the whole situation.

 

We spoke for some time about the way these idiot cabbies and autos drive.

During the discussion, I came to know that he stays just beside my lane. Even today we wave at each other. :)

 

Lessons learnt

  • There are still some genuine people left in this country.
  • No single argument. Entire situation was handled very professionally by him.

 

3rd Experience

This happened to my friend on the Jadcherla Highway.

 

We were group of 8 guys coming from Bangalore to Hyderabad. In two cars.

Our car was 10 minutes behind the first car.

 

Suddenly traffic came to halt and as we inched ahead. I was in shock to see my friends car which taking the hit.

 

How did it happen?

A biker abruptly joined the 4-lane without stopping.

 

It was a good hit.

 

After the accident.

 

Soon a 20 members gang circled the car and started abusing.

 

My friend try to pull his car off the highway, villagers thought, he was trying to escape and broke all the glasses of the car. :shock:

 

A police guy has seen the whole incident and came down to rescue us and stopped everyone.

 

Soon cops arrived and took us to the police station and biker was taken to the hospital.

 

Some time later, we got a call from biker that he is fine with just a minor dislocation.

 

Cops kept us in the station for 3 hours and finally left us as the cop in civil dress said it was not our fault.

 

Lessons learnt

  • All cops are not bad.
  • If you had got involved in an accident in such remote areas, villagers will create a mess. Contact police as early as possible.
  • Villagers don't care whose fault it is.
  • Take a mutual agreement from police that it is not your fault.(Must)
  • Some idiots may file a case after a week/month asking for compensation.:angry:
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You nailed it bro.

 

Let me share one funny incident that I have faced.

 

I was driving from office to home. Traffic is very high that day because of heavy rain.

 

It was a chaos, everyone is in fast and furious mode, cutting lanes and most of them are in zig-zag mode.

 

Traffic was moving slowly, I can see restlessness every where.

 

The car in front of me braked suddenly, I some how managed to stop.

 

But the Auto guy knocked down my side view mirror and has no intention to stop.

Luckily the mirror just turned in opposite direction. I pulled it back and It was working fine.

 

I was able to catch-up with the auto on the next signal.

 

I got hold of him and started arguing with him.

 

His reason was I should fold the mirrors, during heavy traffic. 

 

My friend who is along with me, started laughing after listening to his reason.

We went back smiling.

In our country no one is ready to admit the fault, especially on roads.

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This reminds me of two incidents, both happened in railway gate, we were waiting for the train to pass. the road was slightly steep, uphill.

 

The vehicle which was behind us, didn't leave sufficient gap, they stop so close by. And when the gate was lifted major traffic jam people go to and forth, each one tried to pass.

 

At times vehicle go slightly backwards from an halt stop, especially on a slopes. its better to keep safe distance, but that much knowledge people lack.

 

The person in the behind car came up to me angrily after he hit my car slightly. i said keep the distance. he says no place.

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rkamal said:
This reminds me of two incidents, both happened in railway gate, we were waiting for the train to pass. the road was slightly steep, uphill. The vehicle which was behind us, didn't leave sufficient gap, they stop so close by. And when the gate was lifted major traffic jam people go to and forth, each one tried to pass. At times vehicle go slightly backwards from an halt stop, especially on a slopes. its better to keep safe distance, but that much knowledge people lack. The person in the behind car came up to me angrily after he hit my car slightly. i said keep the distance. he says no place :angry:

Yesterday, I saw a similar incident, accident due to tailgating.

 

I was waiting for my friend at Hi-tech city.

A biker was over taking a cab from left, cabbie switched lane without any warning.

 

They both collided and biker was lying on the road in a split second.

 

A brand new volvo v40 is behind biker, he braked hard and stopped in time.

 

But a polo tailgating Volvo very closely, crashed into volvo, but the biker is safe.

Polo lost its front bumper and right head lamp.

 

Volvo has few scratches.

I am expecting a big fight and traffic jam.

To my surprise both of them switched lanes and drove away as if nothing happend. 

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Yesterday, I saw a similar incident, accident due to tailgating.

I was waiting for my friend at Hi-tech city.

A biker was over taking a cab from left, cabbie switched lane without any warning.

They both collided and biker was lying on the road in a split second.

A brand new volvo v40 is behind biker, he braked hard and stopped in time.

But a polo tailgating Volvo very closely, crashed into volvo, but the biker is safe.

Polo lost its front bumper and right head lamp.

Volvo has few scratches.

I am expecting a big fight and traffic jam.

To my surprise both of them switched lanes and drove away as if nothing happend. :shock:

Probably Volvo guy didn't know the vehicle got scratches :rolleyes: Any good tips to avoid this tailgating situation....some cab guys do it deliberately just to annoy!

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Probably Volvo guy didn't know the vehicle got scratches :rolleyes: Any good tips to avoid this tailgating situation....some cab guys do it deliberately just to annoy!

Cab drivers attitude is getting worst day by day.

I don't even want to talk about those Chevy Taveras, wingers..with huge grills.

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Today a girl in activa hit my left side mirror and went, didn't even stop and said sorry. She was taking all small gaps btwn cars. I overtook her and ask. She said, I dont care. I couldn't fight with her at that moment as heavy traffic was behind me in ameerpet.

we have many idiots like that who never care about others properties.

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