I was travelling to my native place near kanyakumari.I had to take a Detour in my route(maintenance going on in main road),as this road was devoid of traffic,but had small potholes,drove in 30-40.
I encountered a bump in the road,so i slowed the speed rode on the bump and then raised the speed.I saw 3 children aged 6-8 years walking.Suddenly eldest of 3 ran across the road even though i had honked slightly to warn them.Followed by the 2nd one.May be 5m distance from my car,i braked slow to hard,and an accident was averted.
My dad,my grand dad,my mum,praised me for my sudden anticipation,but had warned the same that you could have drove slower(as usual mothers are always mothers).
I downed by windows and talked in a serious tone to the eldest of lot-Patthu Pokanga Pasangala(meaning- Go carefully kids).
The advice to fellow TAIn's is-
1.However slow you are driving,i village roads,a full concentration from both fellow passengers as well as driver is necessary(My case we were having a casual chat though in low tone,if there was no chat then i may have braked earlier.
2.Traffic rules should be taught to village people too
Their domestic animals and vehicles shouldn't be lying in side road,it can be placed in a better way.(If possible TAI
guys can make an iniative for traffic awareness programme)
3.Service the vehicle correctly especially brake system,even though slightly faulty can be harmful.