KSRTC Bus and Private Bus collided together; Images…
There was an accident happened between a ksrtc bus and a private bus named ‘Cochin’ near Keerithodu on Kothamangalam – Kattappana Route. The private bus was trying to save a pedestrian at the curve of the road. Then the private bus driver lost control over the bus and hit the Ksrtc bus which was heading against the private bus. Both bus drivers and passengers are safe. There were no any casualties reported yet not.
All drivers need to have a basic understanding of why curvy roads are dangerous. When a vehicle rounds a curve, there are two types of motion occurring: the vehicle’s tires moving forward because of acceleration and the inertia of the body of the vehicle as it travels around the curve. The conflicting movements sometimes cause skidding, a hazardous driving situation. Now that you understand why curves in the road are dangerous, you can make sure that you take the required safety precautions.
Slow down! Most accidents that occur on curves could easily be prevented by reducing the speed of the vehicle. Reduce your speed before approaching a curve. Watch out for road signs warning of approaching curves so that you have ample time to slow down before steering through the curve. It is advisable to drive below the posted speed limit as you approach and drive through curves.
Turn as little as possible. There is a specific method of driving through a curve that requires you to turn less. As you approach a curve, move to the side of your lane opposite of the direction of the curve. For example, if the road curves to the left, move to the right side of your lane. As you continue through the curve, position your vehicle towards the other side of your lane. Finally, exit the curve towards the side of the road that you began in. This driving strategy will reduce the severity of a curve and the risk of skidding.
If drivers are not careful to pay attention, they often veer towards either side of their lane while driving through curves. Make sure that you follow the above steering recommendations to avoid driving out of your lane. However, you must also keep watch for approaching drivers while rounding a curve. Approaching drivers who are driving too close to the center of the road while driving through a curve may put you in danger of a head-on collision. Additionally, you must make sure that you do not steer off the road by taking a curve too wide. If this happens, slow down and calmly steer your vehicle back onto the road. Avoid over correcting or slamming on the breaks.
Accelerate out of the curve. After you have safely driven through the curve, you can apply the accelerator and increase your speed. If you do this too early, however, you will risk skidding.
Drivers need to understand that when a vehicle skids, it is moving on its own, not because of the application of the accelerator. When a car is skidding, the accelerator, brakes, and steering wheel will not work as normal. Normal operational procedures are not likely to be successful.