This driver tried a non-existent overtaking maneuver twice when I was overtaking a truck and got upset that he had to stay behind a small car. So he overtook me when I allowed him to and did a few brake checks on me – seems to be a very smart driver!!
On the Bangalore – Chennai highway, late in the night this trucker gently ‘drifts’ into my lane as I start to overtake him. A quick honk wakes him up and he goes back. I wonder if he was dozing off or whether he was just distracted and careless!
The usual truckers trying to box you in and the usual cars drifting lanes while distracted – all is fair on the Chennai – Vellore – Bangalore highway.
Indian highways are filled with murderous driver like this trucker who seems to be having a jolly good time driving on the wrong side of the road without a care in the world. The red Swift and I had a close call.
At this junction this driver makes a U turn while being distracted on the mobile phone and oblivious of oncoming traffic. Even though the speeds were very slow an accident would have been very annoying!
The car that was exiting from the petrol bunk didnt bother to check for oncoming traffic. Thankfully I had enough space on my right lane to swerve after gently braking to avoid crashing into this car. The trucks parked on the road completely masked our ability to see each other. I saw him slowly leave the bunk but assumed he would pause and look before he entered the highway.
This beautiful road is filled with rash drivers and takes away the pleasure of driving on a good, scenic rout. You can see slow trucks and cars criss-crossing to overtake. The cars dont hesitate to go to the road shoulder and beyond (?offroading!) and the come back to the road without watching for traffic.
Scania buses can be very intimidating and this Kallada omnibus literally forces the car to move as it happily overtakes weaving at high speed. I generally don’t go anywhere a Kallada bus as they are notorious for rash driving and accidents.
A car does an illegal turn into the highway and almost crashes into a bike and a car. This is on the Chennai Bangalore Highway.