High Beam or no Light

Well seems like the auto drivers understand a lot of chennaiites problem during night travel.
These photos where taken on different dates. Sorry about the clarity as they where taken in night.

10 Comments so far

  1. David (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 3:26 am

    lol.. interesting pics… autos are what that define this city !! Extremely talented drivers that blend into traffic faster than lightning, can take u-turns on the same lane.. These guys think they are riding a 1000cc engine with a capability of hitting 0- 60 in less than a second..


  2. Giridhar (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    High Beam is not only a problem in chennai. Indiawide its a problem. Highway rides become very dangerous as we get blinded by high beam oncoming vehicles

  3. Vivek (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    India is doomed. I tell you.

  4. Ranjith (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 12:54 am

    Guys ,

    Nice set of pictures. Can you please post where [which part of chennai] to shoot these photos.


    Can you tell me 10 points why you call it this way!!!

    Where do you live? Also try to put yourself why you still live here [ if you are still in India ]

    No offense meant.

    Cheers – Ranjith

  5. venkat (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 1:00 am

    high beam or low beam, i think we just have to be thankful for some beam on these blind behemoths!

  6. Vivek (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 3:18 am

    The reason I say this because there are no RULES. Everything is just chaos. Corruption Corruption Corruption everywhere. Right from LKG seats to Govt post- everywhere there is bribery. Indian judicial system is being repeatedly raped by politicians …people have lost faith. The effeminate mass can do nothing to the hardcore politicians. A civil war alone will solve India’s problem

    Judges are extremely corrupt!!! Politicians are corrupt!!! People are corrupt!!! Corruption is the NORM of the day in India!!

    Things cannot continue like this forever.

  7. vinodvv (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 7:46 am

    The 1st picture is right after the Koyambedu junction approaching AnnaNagar.

    The second Photo is AnnaNagar near 6th Avenue.

    The reason for me to display the Auto Photos was that, I would have met with an accident, with an auto because it didn’t have light. There were no street lights in that area.

    If there are street lights all you need is parking lights ON to verify that there is a vehicle in movement.

  8. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 1:42 am

    Traffic Police should better concentrate on controlling vehicles not using headlights or half-shades and racing through the roads at night time. The photos show in a stark manner how well traffic rules are being implemented.

    Buses and high-value cars using two three pairs of blinding headlights, motorbikes using powerful headligts without black strips and autos without headlights cause untold hardship to other vehicle users at night time.

    The basic driving principle of dipping headlights is often ignored by many vehicle users these days when zipping through the roads.

    Instead of trying to forcibly implement the helmet rule on reluctant two-wheelerists, though for their own safety, the traffic police will be doing real great service by checking headlight violations, drunken driving, triple riding on bikes, clearing traffic encroachments on roads and taming those using cell phones while driving. Are the authorities willing to implement the rules is the big question.

  9. Sunil (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

    I agree with SRIRAM’s views. Dipping of headlamps is not being followed by many drivers in the city and on the highways!!! Also, there are many out there driving on the roads sans headlights. THE COPS DON’T SEEM TO NOTICE!!! Strange!!!

  10. Sunil (unregistered) on September 22nd, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    Oh, by the way… driving is worse than this in Jersey City and parts of New York City, USA. I have experienced it.

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