Continued: 10 reasons why supercars/superbikes are EXTRA dangerous on Indian roads

Here are 5 more reasons why supercars and superbikes are extra dangerous in India.

Lack of adequate training facilities

Arnab Goswami taking speeding supercar owner to task

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

Nishit Narayana Mercedes Benz G63 AMG Crash

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

 

People crowd around Lamborghini in India

When you’re on the road, leave you ego behind. And this is true for both the Ducati as well as the Splendor owner. Most people do exactly the opposite. A lot of motorists in India get overexcited upon seeing a supercar or superbike, and try to challenge these high-performance machines with their lesser-powered vehicles.  And this causes lots of problems, from the owner trying to escape attention by speeding to road rage. Then there’s the constant harassment superbike and supercar owners face due to the unwanted attention they get on Indian roads.

Public always blames superbike/supercar owners

Chennai cops seize supercars

Especially if/when things go wrong. This makes riding a superbike or driving a supercar fraught with dangers. Even if an idiot collides into a supercar due to her/his stupidity, the owner of the high-performance machine could be lynched by an angry mob in India just because she/he’s in a vehicle so exotic and expensive. This is a real danger that people owning such exotic machinery face.

Low speed limits

Speed Limit in India

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.

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