Wednesday, July 8

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Road Safety tips for women driving alone
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Road Safety tips for women driving alone

Women are regarded as ‘’safer” drivers and less likely to be in a road accident. Even though all motorists need to be alert and cautious, female drivers, unfortunately, have to be even more vigilant in order to avoid falling prey to criminal acts such as hijacking, intimidation, sexual assault or worse. Women drivers are still regarded as more vulnerable by most criminals. technwheelz would like to offer advice and a few precautions that could enhance the safety of all drivers - and especially our female drivers! Drivers should always consider the threats and possible worst case scenarios – and plan to avoid as many of these as possible.  Precautions would include the following: Vehicle Maintenance A well-maintained car is less likely to break down - Keep your car in g...
No helmets, No Puja in Odisha
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No helmets, No Puja in Odisha

I start this article by an old proverb 'God helps those who help themselves'. Probably you will understand why after reading the article below. Over the years, we have seen different approaches and initiatives by traffic department, cops, NGOs to encourage use of helmet among two-wheeler riders. Now, the Odisha police are trying out yet another. They have persuaded the priests of the highly revered Maa Sarala temple in Jagatsinghpur district to refuse the special puja for vehicles if the owners turn up without helmets. The temple, believed to be more than 1,000 years old, attracts thousands of devotees from Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack and Puri districts. Upon every purchase of a vehicle or bike, it is almost a rite of passage to perform a puja for it. Many also take the...
Dumb bikers will say such things !!
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Dumb bikers will say such things !!

Regular commuters or non-bikers, have a lot of misconceptions about motorcycles and motorcycle riding and in a country like India, you will come across many. Sometimes, the biggest misconceptions about riding come from riders themselves! We list down 5 things which only a DUMB biker will say !! 1) Wearing gear is pointless, you're gonna die if you crash anyway Most of us know that's a bit far-fetched, but that's the perception a lot of people have of motorcycles. Motorcycles are dangerous, but they are much more likely to injure you than kill you; wearing gear, especially helmets, will dramatically reduce both the extent and severity of that injury. Statistics show that riders are actually more unlikely to die in a motorcycle accident. The Department of Transportation and the Natio...
How to escape ROAD RAGE? Simple way explained
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How to escape ROAD RAGE? Simple way explained

Road rage has no definition. It is the impulsive reaction that may vary depending on the situation. It may be rude gestures, verbal insults, physical threats or dangerous driving methods targeted toward another driver in an effort to intimidate or release frustration. Some define road rage as intermittent explosive disorder - Individuals with this disorder often seriously damage property or assault others, and react in ways that are entirely out of proportion to the provocation. Road rage is a problem that's making headlines across the globe. Some claim that traffic congestion is the primary cause that leads to acts of road rage while some think speeding, tailgating, flashing lights, jumping traffic signals and few other factors give rise to such ugly incidents. Studies also reve...