Truck Nudging Tata Nexon Shows Importance of Keeping Safe Distance & Blindspot Avoidance

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 22/11/2020
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In this video, a Tata Nexon gets hit by a truck as the Nexon owner switches lane without paying any attention to other road users. Read about the complete incident here.

Roads accidents can be fatal. Therefore, it is advised to drive with the utmost attention on the road all the time. Also, one should check mirrors before switching lanes. As being ignorant to the safety rules or absent-minded while driving can lead to accidents. Here’s a YouTube video from the channel of Abdul Gaffoor that showcases just the same. The video was recorded by a dashcam mounted on Abdul’s Tata Tigor. In the video, a Tata Nexon can be seen switching lanes without paying much heed to the oncoming traffic. As a result, it gets hit by a truck.

Fortunately, the speed of the Tata Nexon and the truck was not high. Thus the car suffered from just a small dent. However, if this collision would’ve occurred at high speeds, the Nexon might’ve ended up with a lot of damages. After the incident took place, the Tigor owner stopped and checked if the occupants in the Nexon are safe or not. In this accident, the truck driver cannot be blamed. The driver in such large vehicles sits nearly 7-8 feet above the ground; therefore, he has a bigger blind spot to manage. The Nexon driver, on the other hand, could've switched lane after checking his mirrors, as he seems unaware of the truck.


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The Tata Nexon comes with a 5-star crash test rating and is considered as one of the safest cars in the country. But, crash test ratings can work for the occupants’ safety passively only. It is the driver that actively needs to correct his inputs to keep away from mishaps. The Nexon comes standard with safety aids like dual-front airbags, seat belt alarm, high-speed alerts, seat belt with pre-tensioners and load limiters, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, rear parking sensors, and hill-hold assist.

Truck Nudging Tata Nexon Shows Importance of Keeping Safe Distance & Blindspot Avoidance

The Tata Nexon can be had with either of the two engine options – 1.2L turbo-petrol and 1.5L turbo-diesel. The former produces a peak power output of 120 PS and max torque of 170 Nm, whereas the latter can put out a peak power and torque output of 110 PS and 260 Nm, respectively. Both of these power plants can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT.

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