Public roads can be unforgiving if you get distracted while driving. The main reason for many accidents is being distracted and this video shows why! See the video.
In the video, a vlogger appears to be explaining something to his fellow traveler. He can be heard saying that the bike rack was touching the ground and it was dangerous. As they talk and ride slowly, the biker swerves to his right.
At the same time, a motorcyclist at high speed collided with the motorcyclist who had swerved to his right. It was a high-speed collision that knocked out all of the riders involved in the accident. The passenger and the pilot of the other motorcycle were not wearing helmets.
We can also see the rider’s head without the helmet hitting the splitter. No fatal injuries were reported in this accident. But it clearly shows why distraction can be extremely dangerous when riding on public roads, especially on high-speed highways.
Ride and talk to each other
We often see people on two-wheelers riding side by side and talking while riding. It is a dangerous practice and also causes a lot of accidents. You should never speak verbally to other riders while riding.
It’s always best to stop and talk. Well, the laws in India also do not allow two-wheeler riders to talk on the phone while riding. Even headphones are banned in India and one can have challan using headphones while riding.
In Bangalore, cops have started issuing challans to two-wheeler drivers for simply plugging in headphones while riding. Police will also closely monitor traffic CCTV footage to track offenders using the headphones and send them an e-challan. This can become quite challenging for daily scooter and motorcycle riders as they regularly use the headphones to take phone calls and listen to music on the go.
The Pune Traffic Police Department has started conducting a similar exercise to catch two-wheeler drivers with the headphones. Police in Pune arrest these runners and also put the headphones in their ears to check if they are listening to the music.
Listening to music through headphones causes the driver to lose touch with various surrounding noises, which may come from an approaching vehicle or other vehicles’ horns.
This loss of contact with the environment can be a big problem while driving. Driving or riding on Indian roads requires a high level of concentration especially due to the nature of most motorists who simply do not obey the lane rules and other important rules. Keeping the senses open and sharp are the only ways to know the environment.