Car accidents are not uncommon in India and one of the major reasons behind the accidents is the indiscipline of the motorists. There are many drivers who do not maintain any gap with the car ahead and any student braking causes a pile-up accident involving multiple accidents. Here is one such accident between the Tata Harrier and Hyundai Grand i10.
The information given by Nikhil Rana says that the Tata Harrier and the Grand i10 were part of the pile-up accident caused by a car that applied brakes suddenly. There were five cars involved in the accident and the Harrier was the last vehicle in the line-up. The pictures of the accident were sent by the owner of the Harrier.
Pictures show that the damage to the Tata Harrier is minimal while the Grand i10’s rear has completely destroyed in the accident. The owner of the Tata Harrier also said that the Grand i10 owner did not have any insurance. On the other hand, the Tata Harrier owner said that the damages to the vehicle are minimal. The owner says that the Harrier, bonnet, windshield, fenders and the front bumper got damaged, which were replaced in the workshop.
Avoid Multiple Vehicle Collision
In India, no one keeps a gap with the car in front, which causes such accidents. Many such accidents have occurred in the past and such accidents can turn fatal as well. Can you avoid it? Definitely. Always follow the three-second rule on the highways while following cars.
The 3-second rule is the thumb rule that every car and motorcycle rider should follow on the roads. How to follow the 3-second rule? Well, one needs to take a fixed object like a lamppost, tree or signboards on the roads and count the seconds after the vehicle in front of your crosses it. When your vehicle crosses the same object, it should be 3 seconds.
Following this rule ensures that your vehicle remains at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and in case of an emergency braking, your vehicle gets enough road to stop in time. Heavier vehicles like SUVs need to follow the 5-second distance rule to remain at a safe distance. As SUVs take a longer time to slow down because of the heavy momentum, a longer distance is required.
The braking distance is affected by a lot of factors including the condition of the tyre and the condition of the roads. In wet conditions, due to lower traction, the vehicles take longer to slow down, which increases the overall stopping distance. This is why vehicles should slow down in wet conditions and at high speed, which is above 80 km/h, the vehicles need to maintain a 5-second distance from the vehicle ahead.