How Often Do You Get Into Road Accidents?


How many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months

  • None

    Votes: 15 75.0%
  • 3 or less

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • 6 or less

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • 9 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 12 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 15 or less

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • 18 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 21 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 24 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 27 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 30 or more

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20
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In India there aren't great traffic lanes and rules like in other countries. In Mumbai where I live, nearly all cars have damage and accidents are common. I thought it would be interesting to compare accident rates between cities and driving skills. Please answer honestly.

Which city do you live in?
How long have you been driving?
Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks.
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in? Bangalore ,do hit highways once a month odd.

How long have you been driving?
10 years(underage),Given personal car 6 years ago.

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Me at the wheel 2, others at wheel of my cars a few unfortunate ones.

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None

In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
Two accidents(me at wheel) were my fault as reversing could not see a pole in the dark(4 odd years ago) & another clipping my friends car thanks to a dog running across(yr ago).

Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks -
Every 3 & half years ,Excluding little scratches from careless traffic & two wheelers nudging mirrors.


PS-Interesting poll options [:)] guess the higher ones will be chosen by cab drivers or boy racers[;)]
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in? Bangalore ,do hit highways once a month odd.

How long have you been driving?
10 years(underage),Given personal car 6 years ago.

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Me at the wheel 2, others at wheel of my cars a few unfortunate ones.

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None

In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
Two accidents(me at wheel) were my fault as reversing could not see a pole in the dark(4 odd years ago) & another clipping my friends car thanks to a dog running across(yr ago).

Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks -
Every 3 & half years ,Excluding little scratches from careless traffic & two wheelers nudging mirrors.


PS-Interesting poll options [:)] guess the higher ones will be chosen by cab drivers or boy racers[;)]
How's Bangalore traffic?
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in?
Mumbai and suburbs, Thane etc
How long have you been driving?
4 years (1 year licensed)
Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Don't remember could be around 150 by calculation. [confused]
Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
13
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
7
In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
55% - 65%, depends
Usually what is the time interval between accidents?
1 or 2 accidents every 3 weeks.

Mumbai is tough especially areas I drive in. Mostly touches without significant damage. The total is high now that I think of it.[cry] But not all my fault and I drive a lot.

PS-Interesting poll options [:)] guess the higher ones will be chosen by cab drivers or boy racers[;)]
Like me?
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in?
Mumbai and suburbs, Thane etc
How long have you been driving?
4 years (1 year licensed)
Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Don't remember could be around 150 by calculation. [confused]
Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
13
Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
7
In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
55% - 65%, depends
Usually what is the time interval between accidents?
1 or 2 accidents every 3 weeks.

Mumbai is tough especially areas I drive in. Mostly touches without significant damage. The total is high now that I think of it.[cry] But not all my fault and I drive a lot.



Like me?

Raja told me if I ever went to Mumbai to look him up. Guess I better keep away whilst PrincessDeeya is driving. [lol]


Just joking PrincessDeeya .......................... or am I.
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Raja told me if I ever went to Mumbai to look him up. Guess I better keep away whilst PrincessDeeya is driving. [lol]


Just joking PrincessDeeya .......................... or am I.
They aren't always my fault. I'm not such a bad driver. I'm counting touches even with no damage in that.

I've only had one accident where the car was damaged beyond repair. It was my dad's old Santro. I was stopped at the road side and coming back on the road, looking behind to see if the road is clear and as I go on the road, this guy driving the wrong way overtaking hits my front. Car engine area was smashed and fuming.
 

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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Well, its around 8 years(yes I was minor) since I am driving and in this duration I guess its only 4-5 times I got involved in accidents(because of my fault).
And if we count those scratch-less touches too then the toll may touch even 500 too!! :biggrin:
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

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 [frustration]
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
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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.
 
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Which city do you live in?

Thrissur Kerala

How long have you been driving?

About 30 years

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?

10

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?

0

Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?

2 rear ended both times my car was stopped in traffic.



In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?

Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks.

to infrequent to quantify.

Only accident I had about 13 years ago, a 2 wheeler crashed into me, he had no lisence and was coming the wrong way. He pretended he was the pillion and got a third person to say they were driving.

I only exceed the speed limit if the road is clear and I am confident I can stop in time if I need to.
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in? -- Bangalore
How long have you been driving? ---20Yrs

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far? 5 (including minor scratches)
Twice somebody hit at parked vehicle on valid parking.

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? None

Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? None

In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault? 0%

Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks. 48
 
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Re: How frequently do you get into car accidents? Poll

Which city do you live in?

Thrissur Kerala

How long have you been driving?

About 30 years

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?

10

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?

0

Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?

2 rear ended both times my car was stopped in traffic.



In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?

Usually what is the time interval between accidents? E.g You have an accident every X weeks.

to infrequent to quantify.

Only accident I had about 13 years ago, a 2 wheeler crashed into me, he had no lisence and was coming the wrong way. He pretended he was the pillion and got a third person to say they were driving.

I only exceed the speed limit if the road is clear and I am confident I can stop in time if I need to.
Sounds like a pretty good record!

Had a similar wrong way accident and it was the worst I ever had.
Had someone going the wrong way crash into me in a Santro. I was stopped at the road side and coming back on the road, looking behind to see if the road is clear and as I go on the road, this guy driving the wrong way while overtaking hits my front. Car engine area was smashed and fuming had to be scraped.

Unfortunately I didn't have a license at the time and they blamed me.
 
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In India there aren't great traffic lanes and rules like in other countries. In Mumbai where I live, nearly all cars have damage and accidents are common. I thought it would be interesting to compare accident rates between cities and driving skills. Please answer honestly.
E.g You have an accident every X weeks.
How's Bangalore traffic?
Nice thread.

First, traffic in Bangalore is absolute "Mess". Policing is very less. Add to that horrible road conditions.

Lets try to answer the questions

Which city do you live in?
Bangalore

How long have you been driving?
Approx 20 years

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
<5 (Scratches/Dents)

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? None

Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None

In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
2

Usually what is the time interval between accidents?
Years[:D]
 
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Nice thread Princess,

Here is my details [:)]


Which city do you live in?
Weekdays at Chennai and weekends at Vellore[;)]

How long have you been driving?
Approx 10 years

Approximately how many accidents did you have so far?
Approx 6

Approximately how many your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months? None

Approximately how many not your fault accidents you had in the past 6 months?
None

In total what is the percentage of accidents that are your fault?
5

Usually what is the time interval between accidents?
In my first car 118NE, the interval between accidents was just a week & in my secound car Black Indica DLS, the interval was some months.
 
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