A really nice thread started Deeya.
This is a good thread as we can confess about our accidents and mistakes. I would like to add few more questions like 1) Which vehicle you drive, 2) Few comments about your city traffic, and what improvements would like to add in your city traffic. Sorry for amending the questionnaire.
Which city do you live in? Lucknow
How long have you been driving? 8 years, Bought my own car an Year ago
Approximately how many accidents did you have so far? 5, The rate is low as most of the times I drove other's cars and was over-cautious
Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? 2
Banged my car into the house gate while parking
And once I hit a biker, while he was overtaking me from left. I couldn't see him as ORVM was closed
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? 1,
Scratched an Innova while reversing my neighbor's alto. He misguided me while reversing.
In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault? 20
Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks. Its uncertain
I own a Maruti 800 and drive my neighbors Alto, i10, wagonR friend's safari, santro and drove many more which came to my friend' s garage.
About Lucknow traffic, I would like to say that its chaotic. People start driving on main roads just after 5-10 days crash course. There are lots of new car owners and they don't know about dipper, hand signaling etc. The ace,pickup drivers are much better and dip their beams and give way easily. Here dipper signals are used to inform oncoming drivers about police checking.
The improvements I like in my city traffic is that, the new drivers should be trained properly.