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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palma Tree Crashed Toyota Vios at Putrajaya

Car Tree Crash1. This is the scene picture of Toyota Vios hit onto a palma tree by local newspaper at Putrajaya about a week ago. The mighty Toyota Vios was being "bananized" (from word banana huhu) by a mere tree. Please don't underestimate what a tree could do to you okay.

2. A lot of people when seeing this kind of picture must say, "this car was speeding, at least 130km/h". What the heck. But from CCTV that I watched, it is not! But I can say it is about 90-110 km/h. Bear in mind that the accident happened at uphill route with a little curve.

Palma Tree Killed Vios3. Since lots of people used Toyota Vios in Malaysia, there is something you need to know about your car. The crash was happening when the Vios was suddenly hit the brake, lost control, hit the road shoulder and pivoting the car towards a Palma tree. The keyword here is hitting a sudden brake. "Dude, how do you know the Vios hit the brake before lost control". Aiyaaa, did I tell you earlier, I watched the CCTV already!

4. My colleague told me that he saw couple of accidents in front of him involving Vios and all might be due to the brake. Why? Because before the car lost control, he saw the braking light and the car just boom. Luckily on his experiences, no fatalities involved.

5. So I digged more on the brake perfomance of the car. Another colleague said, "Aku suka Vios sebab brek dia cengkam gile, tekan sket je dh tangkap". So what this supposed to mean? What will happen during emergency situation? You know, very sensitive brake system is not good, especially if you drive on the high speed and on the wet road.

Crashed Toyota Vios6. Putrajaya has indeed a beautiful landscape and I can say it is among the most beautiful place in the world. Recently the authorities launched zero fatalities at Putrajaya but up to today, 9 deaths have been reported on the road. All crashes are almost relating due to the landscape problems. I drove at Putrajaya road yesterday, and I saw trees in front of the guardrail. Why?? Does the guardrail should be used to guard the trees, why the opposite thing happening? This is not just right, something needed to be done to ensure zero fatalities vision at Putrajaya.

Crashed Toyota Vios 2
Crashed Toyota Vios 37. So lesson of the day, if you got Toyota Vios, be careful with your brake system, don't do anything stupid like driving fast during raining day, if possible, make it less "sensitive". One more thing, if you drove epecially at Putrajaya road on any vehicle, please slow down your car during raining day or wet road. The road looks extremely fine but will turn bad and hazardous during raining and wet time.

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Anonymous said...

this is creepy

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

yeah. this quite debating issue. landscape vs safety. said...

Actually it's the not the break system that's the issue. The problem lies in the inherent characteristics of torsion beam suspension system that loads up the front end of the car during hard braking.

Torsion beam suspension (featured in most entry level cars to save cost and space - including the Toyota Vios) provides a simple, laterally strong solution to rear suspension systems of budget and compact cars.

The downside is that this simple suspension configuration tends to exaggerate load transfer to the front end during hard braking making the rear end very light and prone to loosing traction.

In the hands of a novice driver, this can be dangerous.

Though I haven't seen the CCTV footage, from your description (pivoting under braking), sounds like a textbook case of brake induced oversteer.

Short wheelbase hatchbacks are more prone to this than booted sedans with similar setup.

It is safe to conclude that the car entered the corner at high speed and understeered due to the wet conditions. Typical to normal drivers, he would lift off from the throttle, jammed on the brakes and at the same time over corrected the steering to compensate for the understeer.

Current models with similar suspension setup (that I know of):
Proton Savvy
Perodua MyVi
Honda Jazz
Honda City
Toyota Yaris
Nissan Latio

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

ok thanks for the feedback. it might be the problme. this is good thing for people to know.

VolvoForLife said...

Note to BLOGGER :

It is spelled BRAKE you freak..!


Now go and FIX IT...!

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

gimme a break! ok ok just fix it. Im not looking while writing.


Anonymous said...

Yup, torsion beam suspension setup is only suitable for lowspeed city driving..not to sapu corners..


Anonymous said...

I saw it...very tragic

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

this kind of tragic happening everyday. so be careful to not being one.

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Anonymous said...

hi. scary pics!

by the way, what is banana huhu?

thank you.

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Anonymous said...

And I also thought that the rear seats would be safer. Here's a recent accident involving a Toyota Vios taxi and a bus in the Philippines. Passenger seated at the back dead upon impact.

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

That's a rear end collision. As all accidents are unique, everything could happen. What we can do is to use a safer car and use the passive safety like seatbelt. The rest, just leave it to the God.

sdr musa said...

uhu ..laju giler keta tu

Anonymous said...

driver kereta ni adlh arwah cust saya semasa saya kerja di Toyota Svc ctr dulu....Seorang yg sgt baik,berbudi bahasa...terkejut bila tgk artikel ni and no.plat dia...Al-Fatihah utk arwah...

Anonymous said...

lets face it.. the vios is not exactly the safest car in terms of crash safety. its an "Asia" only model sold to countries that don't have any strong regulations on crash safety.