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Reminds me of the Alto driver who overtook me when we where doing 130kmph

In this accident speed 140kmph. Meter was stucked. I can't imagine why they want to drive that fast in such a incapable, unsafe vehicle.

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140km/h for Alto (Japanese or Indian)…. This situation is not a surprise for me.
I remember there was a warning in Owner’s manual of my previous Japanese Alto (HA11S, 1998).
It instructed to avoid high speed driving through even high wind blowings .
Altos are very light and really they are carrom disks at high speeds.
But people don’t understand this. Sad….

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There is one more point to add. Most of the accidents due to high speed or diver negligence involve an ad hoc driver. I hear the same story here too. In the hands of a driver who is not the regular user of the vehicle in question you are never safe.

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Just because the speed o meter was stucked at 140, who could say he was driving at 140?(may be even higher or lower)

Only our "police" have done so called investigations and found, according to stcuked meter. LOL

Metal broken and crushing in to pieces, who care about plastic made meter cluster!!

Forget about 140,

Speed kills!

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Just because the speed o meter was stucked at 140, who could say he was driving at 140?(may be even higher or lower)

who care about plastic made meter cluster!!

Speed kills!

Agree with you 100%

But for the meter, it was intact as I saw in the TV video but yet speed may be wrong.

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Agree with you 100%

But for the meter, it was intact as I saw in the TV video but yet speed may be wrong.

I too saw! but who care about plastic meter cluster, just remove the meter cluster from the dashboard and shake it, you will see!

But surely the driver must have driven above 100 or even 140 or more than that.

But rationale behind the stucked meter cluster is bloody wrong.

It surely shows the thinking pattern of our police.

I think ~80 kmph is safe driving speed in general at e1.

:sport-smiley-004: Our ppl hurrying only for driving and they do not show it at their work. :sport-smiley-004:

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I too saw! but who care about plastic meter cluster, just remove the meter cluster from the dashboard and shake it, you will see!

But surely the driver must have driven above 100 or even 140 or more than that.

But rationale behind the stucked meter cluster is bloody wrong.

It surely shows the thinking pattern of our police.

I think ~80 kmph is safe driving speed in general at e1.

:sport-smiley-004: Our ppl hurrying only for driving and they do not show it at their work. :sport-smiley-004:

me no expert but I've seen quite a few documentaries on air crash investigations conducted by NTSB (USA) and on road crash investigations done by Australian police, and they regularly seem to take clues of a vehicle's speed and other parameters by making reference to needle positions of stuck gagues.

I'm not trying to worship western countries here but it is reasonable to assume that they may have done some reasearch on these things? And perhaps our SL police know a thing or two as well, either from training or from previous expereince??

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Speed kills! Really? :o Are all the motorsport drivers dead?

Nah, that was a stupid analogy - however, it's not speed that kills; it's uncontrolled speed. And that can be due to various other reasons .. but going (really) slow is not the answer.

Increasing driver competence can go a long way towards this and in Sri Lanka we can only do this when the DL is applied or renewed. Our test criteria and re-testing intervals should be updated, so that the majority can enjoy clean uncongested driving on the roads.

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Speed kills! Really? :o Are all the motorsport drivers dead?

Nah, that was a stupid analogy - however, it's not speed that kills; it's uncontrolled speed. And that can be due to various other reasons .. but going (really) slow is not the answer.

Speed never killed anyone, dude. Suddenly coming to a stop, thats what gets you.

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Increasing driver competence can go a long way towards this and in Sri Lanka we can only do this when the DL is applied or renewed. Our test criteria and re-testing intervals should be updated, so that the majority can enjoy clean uncongested driving on the roads.

Road safety is becoming increasingly important with the increase of vehicles on the road and with the addition of highways. Safety in every form goes far beyond just passing of an examination. Safety consciousness of self and others is a part of one's culture be it while driving, at home or at the workplace. I have experienced this particular trait of different nationalities first hand. In my own experience Japs and Europeans have much better safety awareness than most SLs, Indians, Paks or Arabs, as an example. Those who passing a DL test would not suddenly realize the road etiquette and safety overnight unless it is built into their culture.

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Road safety is becoming increasingly important with the increase of vehicles on the road and with the addition of highways. Safety in every form goes far beyond just passing of an examination. Safety consciousness of self and others is a part of one's culture be it while driving, at home or at the workplace. I have experienced this particular trait of different nationalities first hand. In my own experience Japs and Europeans have much better safety awareness than most SLs, Indians, Paks or Arabs, as an example. Those who passing a DL test would not suddenly realize the road etiquette and safety overnight unless it is built into their culture.

You're thinking of our current driving test. That's why I mentioned improving driver competence and using testing criteria as a medium. That's one way the culture change can be achieved.

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Speed never killed anyone, dude. Suddenly coming to a stop, thats what gets you.

Not unless you CAN control the stop. I come to sudden stops all the while, so far so good :D

I mean really it's actually internal hemorrhaging that will kill you 90% of the time, if we're splitting hairs.

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You're thinking of our current driving test. That's why I mentioned improving driver competence and using testing criteria as a medium. That's one way the culture change can be achieved.

No. I was thinking of the big picture. Cultural change should begin at a much younger age than the qualifying age for a DL. In fact during the age when they should be learning their social skills, the vast majority of our kids unfortunately keep running behind the Gr 5 scholarship exams.

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No. I was thinking of the big picture. Cultural change should begin at a much younger age than the qualifying age for a DL. In fact during the age when they should be learning their social skills, the vast majority of our kids unfortunately keep running behind the Gr 5 scholarship exams.

I agree and disagree. While we have the ideal .. we hv to focus on the practical (and possible)!

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I agree and disagree. While we have the ideal .. we hv to focus on the practical (and possible)!

On the other hand, unless you plan to reach the stars you would not even reach the tree tops!

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