Hi there. I came here after Nisho gave me a pointer. Hey, few friends and myself have been thinking of forming a larger group of like minded people to do something about the road-jungle situation we have here in Bangalore. Ideas range from PIL to working actively with BCP (city police) to help them with useful feedback.I met some like minded folks via my blog and Bangalore Metblogs. I am sure you have a circle of yours as well.We can talk more about it via email. I am silkboard on gmail dot com. Let me know if you'd be interested. Thanks!
Almost 10% of the global road traffic accidents occur in India. Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of the indisciplined driving on Indian roads. Unfortunately in since 60 years since independence the authorities have failed to publish a National Highway code. Licences are given to anyone who can demonstrate an ability to use the clutch-accelerator, consequently the motoer driving schools teach just that and no more. Concepts such as - blindspots, principle of MSM, the tyre & tarmac rule, 2 second gap and most improtantly giving way are not known to the average Indian driver. This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training to all Indian road users. It is by far the most comprehensive website providing training in defensive driving. Learning simple road habits can make our roads safe and also free up congestion caused by traffic chaos. At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. The video are unique in that the footage is real life action from streets of London. We have copied the Western habits: Replaced the dhoti with denim, high rise buildings for Indian cottages, burgers and coke instead of Indian breads and perhaps sugarcane juice. Surely we can copy the Western ways of travelling too. To watch the videos, interested readers may visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ The videos cover the following topics: Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spotsVideo 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and ManoeuvreVideo 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestriansVideo 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)Video 7: Merging with the Main roadVideo 8: Leaving The Main Road Video 9: Never Cut Corners Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with RoundaboutsVideo 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking Video 14: Low beam or high beam?Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easyVideo 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a carVideo 17: Dealing with in-car condensation Many thanks
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