Driving on Hills - Do's and Don'ts!!


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A very common way of thanking for helping with the overtakes. Almost all big vehicles will acknowledge our small honks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ADhOin7Inc&feature=youtu.be
Big vehicles won't pose great danger in hills. It's because some idiotic car drivers who think they are hero in front of their girlfriends or just to impress them does all blunders and posing as a danger to oncoming vehicles as well as to the bigger vehicles who's a primary victim for braking and stuff.

Once When I was driving uphill from Mudumalai to Ooty in Kalahatti route, a Sunny guy who has sun shades all over his car including driver side downhill coming directly towards me and honking, gawd I just feel to have a monster truck and running over him crushing his head!

That's a rule to give way for uphill vehicles (wrt Ooty-Kalahatti roads) and thanks to the internet for all these junkies taking out their cars and coming out like they know everything in this world.
 
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Bigger vehicles also sometimes signal you to overtake them on hilly ascents as they know that you can zoom fast ahead of them and waiting for it behind them for quite sometime.

Now a days with these upcoming self drive agencies more idiots who don't have ghat experience ruin the fun of driving in ghats. They dangerously overtake bigger vehicles in zig-zag manner, while few of them manage to overtake by completely utilizing other lane which makes other side traffic to go nuts.
 
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Once When I was driving uphill from Mudumalai to Ooty in Kalahatti route, a Sunny guy who has sun shades all over his car including driver side downhill coming directly towards me and honking, gawd I just feel to have a monster truck and running over him crushing his head!
I always dreamed having super high power flood lights to blind high beam idiots.. [frustration]

That's a rule to give way for uphill vehicles (wrt Ooty-Kalahatti roads)
Like this [:)]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zM9pDo89GQ&feature=youtu.be

Bigger vehicles also sometimes signal you to overtake them on hilly ascents as they know that you can zoom fast ahead of them
This bus driver was also kind enough to wave his hands asking me to go ahead. Probably wasn't visible when viewed within forum window.
 
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Great thread and adding to spares is zip ties as when we went last time the bull guard of our Bolero had lost one nut while going uphill not the ones which are attached to body but those rod which are attached on bull guard or may be welded, to tie it to prevent further breaking we tied it with a duster and zip ties i think should be kept in car always and it could be used if situation demands like broken bumper or something else i guess.
 
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