Traffic Accidents in Bangalore

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Angry dam

dam dam dam dam!
I have put off getting a driver's license and actually taking the plunge of driving around here. This video has put me over the edge. Thanks a lot! My delay continues...
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At least you got to see it!

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#4 Jan 29th, 2011, 23:16
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The video is removed due to content violation, at least I can drive around like nothing happens here. Off topic danield it seems you have lot of relatives in bangalore :d, just checked out Fannettsburg it is like out of no where dude, only thing close to it is the PA turnpike, reminds of ohiopyle state park where I went rafting once on the way to pittsburg, really enjoyed it.
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Try this one from TV9 Hyderabad, the audio is in Telugu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wirMdjjouEk
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Originally Posted by Hyderabadi View Post Try this one from TV9 Hyderabad, the audio is in Telugu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wirMdjjouEk
Just watched the clip, dreadful - seems everybody's in a hurry and no observing rules of the road.......
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Originally Posted by Iluvblr View Post The video is removed due to content violation, at least I can drive around like nothing happens here. Off topic danield it seems you have lot of relatives in bangalore :d, just checked out Fannettsburg it is like out of no where dude, only thing close to it is the PA turnpike, reminds of ohiopyle state park where I went rafting once on the way to pittsburg, really enjoyed it.
It is no where and that's why i moved there. Great valley surrounded by mountains. My place there is clsoe to 200 years old. It is believed that George Washington would have marched his troops on my street during the whiskey rebellion. POur valley is called Path Valley because of the path the Natiove Americans carved out many moons ago. Yes I am just off the PA turnpike, which btw is the oldest interstate highway in the US. If you drive it I am between the twin tunnels just west of Carlisle.

I go water rafting at ohiopyle as well. There is a reasonable hotel with suites in town where we stay. Can do my Indian cooking as well. Nice rapids usually at 3.5 on average.

Good to know you have been close to my neck of the woods. You can now see my apprehension on bangalore roads. lol
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Mad MAd Traffic .....!
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Has there been any real traffic improvement in Bangalore after the completion of the flyover project on the Hosur road?
#10 Jan 31st, 2011, 10:13
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traffic in bangalore is really bad.... i observe atleast 2 fights due to road accidents(small or big) in a week ...
fortunately i mostly travel by bus so i am never really involved in those...
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Here is another link to the same clip (may be Mods can insert into the original post?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgrD7cwlFZk

Not my clip. If the one above gets deleted, just try searching for it on youtube (that's how I found the one above)
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I've been here for 6 weeks and seen 4 accidents so far.

The poor condition of the roads really doesn't help either, although to be fair there is an extensive road-widening programme going on around Hosur Road, and another fly-over being built in HSR layout. As well as the on-going Namma Metro project.

But yes, to my British eyes, the people drive like maniacs... but some of this will be a matter of me working out what the "informal" rules of the road might be. And the rest is lunacy.

I'm told drink-driving is a problem too, as if things weren't bad enough.
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The streets of Chennai were relatively sane this evening
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I had to close my eyes constantly when in a car in Bangalore. It is scary, but I have decided there is method in the madness. The drivers expect people to come at them at all angles so I think that actually makes you a better driver.

In Sydney, people don't drive defensively. Drivers have this attitude that they own their space on the road, and if you get in the way = aggression. In Bangalore people push and shove, and everyone lets people in.

My observation of Bangalore, is that everyone is entitled to use the road, cars, cows, people, bus, bikes, trucks, buses. In Sydney, car is king, don't get in the way !

When I was a passenger on one of the new, expressway type roads, near Bangalore, like the one to the airport, I was horrified to be a part of high speeds, combined with cows sitting on the road. There were children wandering about right near the high speed cars. I thought perhaps, there should be some new rules for drivers about these new roads. Like keep pedestrians away...it is a recipe for real disaster to apply the rules of the slow old roads, to the new fast expressways.

I must admit, it is much easier driving in Sydney, just plod along in my lane, obeying the rules.
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...it is a recipe for real disaster to apply the rules of the slow old roads, to the new fast expressways.
My idea is that such road development is inappropriate in India without proper driver education and control.

I wish it would stop --- because too many people die already.

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