Here are 5 more reasons why supercars and superbikes are extra dangerous in India.
Lack of adequate training facilities
Also, the lack of closed tracks also means that supercar and superbike owners cannot train themselves to handle these machines better. While it’s true that there are a few training programs that manufacturers and private academies conduct to help drivers/riders hone their skills on tracks, such events are few and far in between. This lack of training again leads to inexperienced drivers and riders of supercars overdoing things on their machines, on public roads.
Poor enforcement of laws in India
Recently, an Andhra Pradesh minister’s 21 year old son died after ramming a metro pillar head-on. He was in a Mercedes Benz G-Wagen SUV that has over 500 Bhp on tap. The departed soul had multiple speeding tickets to his name and yet was allowed to drive on public roads. Incidentally, the SUV was speeding before the speeding accident occurred.
This brings us to one of the biggest problems on Indian roads – of that of poor enforcement of laws. Also, the lack of stringent punishment for repeat offenders makes them develop an attitude of ‘I can get away with anything’. More often than not, this blatant disregard for the law, amplified by poor enforcement, results in many disasters. Mostly, hapless fellow motorists become the unremembered victims.
Too many idiots on the road who challenge/harass supercar/superbike owners
Public always blames superbike/supercar owners
Low speed limits
On most Indian roads, the speed limit is under 60 Kph. This means that superbikes and supercars are almost always doing illegal speeds. So, if they’re involved in any accident, 9 times of 10, they’re blamed for speeding. This makes driving and riding such machines extra dangerous as far as owners are concerned.