Generally, in India, when an accident occurs on the road between a smaller vehicle and a larger vehicle, the blame is always pinned on the person driving the larger vehicle. However, this is not the right approach as every accident and incident is different, and it is not always the fault of the person driving the larger vehicle. For instance, in a recent incident in Punjab, a man riding a motorcycle with a pillion rider mindlessly swerved from the left side of the road all the way to the right side, causing havoc on the road due to his mistake.
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This particular incident was reported from Punjab, and the CCTV footage of the entire event has been shared on the Facebook page of Patiala Live News. At the beginning of the footage, the road appears to be normal with usual traffic, including trucks, cars, and motorcycles passing by. However, just 15 seconds into the video, it can be observed that a man driving a motorcycle with a female pillion rider behind him abruptly swerves towards the right lane to make a right turn in the upcoming junction. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist fails to check for oncoming traffic, and an overtaking truck collides with them.
Upon further examination of the video footage, it becomes evident that another man on a motorcycle was riding on the opposite side of the road, contributing to the incident. This other motorcyclist was also about to collide with the biker, but he manages to apply the brakes in time, avoiding the biker and the overtaking truck. It is noticeable in the video that the biker at fault, however, was unable to avoid the collision with the overtaking truck, despite the truck driver’s efforts to avoid contact.
Miraculously, both the biker and his female pillion rider manage to escape unhurt from the incident. Keen viewers may also observe that after colliding with the truck, the biker and his pillion rider both crash into an Unacademy advertisement board, which nearly falls on them. However, by sheer luck, they manage to escape harm, and both survive. Towards the end of the video, the female passenger can be seen limping, but we can all be thankful that no lives were lost in this accident.
This incident highlights the importance of sharing some crucial points that every two-wheeler driver should know while operating their vehicles. It is essential for every individual to be aware of guidelines that promote stability and discourage unnecessary swerving while riding a two-wheeler. Here are some key points to keep in mind:
- Maintain stability and avoid abrupt swerving while riding a two-wheeler.
- Always check for oncoming traffic before changing lanes or making turns.
- Observe traffic rules and regulations to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
- Stay alert and attentive while riding, keeping an eye out for any potential hazards.
- Wear appropriate safety gear, such as helmets, to protect yourself in case of an accident.
- Follow proper maintenance practices to ensure the optimal functioning of your two-wheeler.
- Stay updated with road safety guidelines and regulations to enhance your knowledge and skills as a rider.
By following these points, you can significantly reduce the chances of swerving on a two-wheeler. Remember to always prioritize safety, wear appropriate protective gear, and stay alert to your surroundings. Regular practice and experience will also contribute to improving your riding skills and minimizing the risk of swerving.
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