India has a high rate of road accidents, and thousands of them go unreported every day. This expressway accident involving three vehicles—a Tata Tiago, an MG ZS EV, and a Toyota Innova—illustrates the high quality of the vehicles’ construction as well as the value of keeping a safe distance between other cars while driving.
Nikhil Rana’s video captures a collision between three vehicles on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. The information indicated that it was a pile-up accident. The Toyota Innova driver collided with the MG ZS EV after the front-sitting ZS EV abruptly applied the brakes. The Innova was struck by a Tata Tiago hatchback that failed to stop in time and was following the Innova.
Although these accidents involving multiple vehicles in a pileup are common, they can be very dangerous because the cars may be sandwiched between trucks or buses or other much larger vehicles. This accident involving multiple vehicles highlights how crucial it is to keep a safe distance between them, especially when driving on highways or other fast roads.
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The reason the ZS EV’s driver abruptly applied the brakes on the freeway is still unknown. The ZS EV driver appeared to have slowed down and stopped as a result of a Honda Jazz suddenly applying its brakes. The Tata Tiago and Innova’s drivers, however, were unable to stop their vehicles in time to prevent the collision due to delayed reactions.
How To Maintain Road Safety
Safety on the road, especially on fast lanes like highways and expressways, depends on maintaining a safe distance. The majority of drivers in India fail to keep their distance from the car in front, which can result in such collisions. This is not the first incident of its kind. Such accidents have occurred frequently on the roads.
The video explains why heavier vehicles on the road stop more slowly than lighter ones. When compared to lighter vehicles, heavier vehicles need more space to stop and slow down. Every driver of a car or motorcycle should abide by the 3-second rule when on the road. How should I adhere to the 3-second rule? You need to count the seconds after the car in front of you crosses a fixed object like a lamppost, a tree, or a signboard on the road. Your car should cross the same object in three seconds.
By adhering to this rule, you can make sure that your car keeps a safe distance from the car in front of it and that it will have enough room to stop in an emergency. To maintain a safe distance, heavier vehicles like SUVs must adhere to the 5-second distance rule. SUVs need to travel a greater distance in order to slow down because of their high rate of momentum.
On highways, emergency braking can be challenging. Before applying the brakes firmly, one should also look in the rearview mirrors to make sure that no heavy vehicle, such as a truck or bus, is following the vehicle.
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