It had been a long time since I did a ‘follow the bus’ routine, and so decided to do it with the Mercedes-Benz tri-axle Airavat Club Class service running on the Chikmagalur-Bangalore route. This is a (slightly) newly introduced service, a direct result of Scania Metrolink HD buses which replaced these Mercs on a few routes.
Not surprisingly though, drivers get a little too excited by all that power on tap, and what with being the biggest and most powerful bus on the route, they try to intimidate every other vehicle on the road. Especially the Chikmagalur-Hassan stretch which is a 2-lane highway. Watch how this beast overtakes another KSRTC bus on a tank bund road, after having followed it for a long while. Dangerous to say the least, but I guess he did what he did and the unspoken understanding between drivers meant that the manoeuvre was successful.