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I was slightly stressed when I realized that my automatic was running low on fuel and the fuel gauge range indicator was reading 29 km to go. I was cursing myself for not refueling on time. Meera opened the Google Maps to locate a nearby fuel station. We were approaching a place called Barugur and I was a bit relieved to find a petrol bunk located on our way in about 9 km. By this time, I had already turned off the A/C and lowered the windows, cut down the speed and was driving on the left most lane to save some fuel.
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5 reasons on why you should be scared of Indian highway accidents
This is probably a typical scene that keeps happening in the length and width of Indian highways. Most of the victims are innocents and are helpless. Golden Hour care is a joke and many such victims die on the road unattended or on their journey to the hospitals without the right care.
My views towards the ambulances and the way the emergency response is being dealt are changing from bad to worse. I was delighted with the way the modern day 108 services were launched and made to work efficiently replacing the olden-day-unconnected and poorly-equipped-ambulances. I was witness to a similar experience of finding a poorly equipped ambulance when I responded to a road accident in October inside the Bangalore city and this is just not getting better.