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    Default Re: Maintaining " BUFFERS " or Safe Distance

    You know whats another good practice? . . . . go for Rides very early in the morning and get out of city before humans wake up. . . I try so hard to stop at a safe distance, and suddenly a car stops two inches from my leg, past my rear tire, startling me -.-" . . . . i truely believe if people keep safe distances , and simply let perpendicular traffice pass when they see a jam in front of them, it would solve 99% of our traffic problem in Ahmedabad.
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    I think that while safe distance is a great idea it does not work at all with the way people drive in India. imo safe distance is a good concept for roads in countries where pedestrians have right of way at intersections and you have big roads with lots of signs and rules regarding passing but you are just going against the flow riding like that in India.
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    Default Re: Maintaining " BUFFERS " or Safe Distance

    Quote Originally Posted by Vattsy View Post
    Some of us also have been there and done that, back in the adrenaline days. I don't really understand how can this be controlled.
    I drive a sedan and I save these brats' lives by braking several times a day. They think they overtook the other vehicle like a hero whereas they are not aware that the car driver in the upcoming lane allowed them to overtake every time by slowing down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3thu View Post
    I drive a sedan and I save these brats' lives by braking several times a day. They think they overtook the other vehicle like a hero whereas they are not aware that the car driver in the upcoming lane allowed them to overtake every time by slowing down.
    Very true.
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    I have noticed that us Indians are not aware or don’t care for other drivers. Often , in case of a traffic jam on a intersection, drivers will inch forward to the bumper of the stationary car in front, thus blocking the other traffic coming from the side in the intersection. Since their lane is not moving , why don’t they leave some space for the side traffic to pass, rather than blocking the intersection.
    When ever I have tried to do so , the vehicle behind will blow horn & tell me to go forward .
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    Default Re: Maintaining " BUFFERS " or Safe Distance

    Here is one rule of thumb that I follow in busy traffic to maintain a safe buffer in driving conditions especially in Mumbai traffic when the average traffic speed is 30 kmph and above.

    When in a car you must keep so far as to be able to see the full rear wheels of the four wheeler that you are following. This allows for some reaction time in times of panic braking especially if the car ahead of you brakes to avoid a collision at an intersection. The only problem is two wheelers try and squirm into this gap. So you have to modulate your throttle inputs to keep closing and opening to maintain this buffer.

    It serves more as a mental alert. When you can't see the tyres of car ahead you know you are too close and hence ask yourself to be extra alert. This also works when you are on a two wheeler.

    Hope that helps.

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