Most people in India take law into their own hands and try to settle down incidents on the spot. Here is an incident from Mangalore where people trash a BMW 5-Series driver after a major accident.
The video by Nikhil Rana first shows the cause behind the trashing of the driver. The first part of the video shows how an out-of-control BMW 5-Series jumps a divider and hits vehicles on the opposite side.
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The BMW 5-Series driver lost control of the car at a high speed. The sedan first hits the divider, hits a lady who was crossing the road and then hits the vehicles in the opposite lane. The high-speed impact causes a lot of damage to the car.
After the accident when the driver of the BMW 5-Series comes out of the vehicle, the driver of the Hyundai i20 starts trashing him on the road. There are several blows by the Hyundai i20 driver on the BMW 5-Series. Several other people also join the crowd and start beating the BMW 5-Series driver.
We are not sure what happened after this. It seems like the public injured the driver of the BMW 5-Series. It is illegal to get engaged in such road rage. However, in India, the public can go out of control and develop a mob mentality that causes such incidents.
Road rage can be dangerous
This accident shows how road rage can happen after an incident and how dangerous it can become. It is always a good idea to save yourself from road rage even during daily journeys on the roads. It is best not to engage with anyone on the roads.
Road rage is something that can strike anytime and can escalate real quick. It’s critical to have a cool head while driving/riding anywhere, more so on chaotic Indian roads. Here are some tips to ensure that you don’t get into a road rage incident.
Driving should be a relaxing experience. Try to stay as relaxed as possible. Switch on the music, air conditioner to help you relax, breathe deep and take it easy. Just try to be in a good mood when on the road.
Stay within the speed limit, the signal at the appropriate times while changing lanes, use your rearview mirrors and give enough allowance for other’s mistakes or aggressive behaviour.
Still, despite your best attempts at a smooth drive, there can be others who are overly aggressive. Symptoms of such aggressive drivers include excessive honking, tailgating, gesticulating and swearing, weaving between lanes or straddling lanes, and speeding up suddenly and braking sharply. The best thing to do in such situations is to just let such crazy drivers go and hope karma catches up with them – it’s not worth your time and blood pressure trying to teach them a lesson or challenge them. Divert your mind, think of your friends and family perhaps to quickly calm your nerves.