With the increased use of dashboard cameras, it is now possible to view different accidents from different perspectives. This is something that happened some time ago that shows why slow-moving cars are so dangerous on highways. For this reason, slow-moving vehicles cannot pass on expressways. 

Video captured by a Maruti Suzuki Baleno dashcam shows a relatively empty highway somewhere in Tamil Nadu. A Maruti Suzuki Baleno was driving in the rightmost lane at a moderate speed when the driver spotted an autorickshaw. 


Instead of slowing, the driver drifts to the left and can pass the auto-rickshaw and keep going. However, the auto-rickshaw also starts running to the left. The driver of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno was unable to find an exit and crashed into the rear of the autorickshaw.

As a result of this accident, a man fell from a rickshaw. Several women sat in the backseat of the auto-rickshaw, which crashed into the Baleno’s hood. No one was seriously injured in this accident. 

But who do you think is at fault here?

The driver of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno also tried to pass on the left side of the tricycle, although the primary responsibility for the accident lay with the tricycle driver who changed lanes without checking his mirrors. In general, such autorickshaws do not move when you honk their horns, so the Baleno driver may have tried to overtake them on the left. However, both parties are equally responsible for this crash.

In general, it is recommended to pass vehicles on the right side. It is also important to avoid driving into the blind spots of other vehicles. Trucks in particular have large blind spots, and the limited visibility area for truck drivers is larger on the left side. When overtaking, it is recommended to use the right lane. In India, where right-hand drive vehicles are fitted, visibility is usually better on the right than on the left. On highways, it is preferable to overtake on the right, as there are no right-turn lanes on the right where vehicles can suddenly change direction. Due to the right-hand drive setup, drivers tend to pay more attention to the right than the left.

Therefore, it is recommended to always overtake on the right side. When passing a large vehicle such as a bus or truck, it is important to perform manoeuvres quickly and flash your headlights to signal your intentions. These are basic road safety precautions that help you avoid potential risks. Also, it is important to always pay attention while driving. It is recommended to stop and rest when you feel tired. Alternatively, if possible, consider hiring someone else to drive. 

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