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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Disclaimer: I was sent this by a friend I cannot attest to the validity of the story but it's good food for thought.
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The Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed", his reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Swedish Police estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) before the bike hit the slow moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.

At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is traveling at 227 feet per second. With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6 seconds the above operator would have traveled over 363 feet while making a decision on what actions to take. In this incident the Swedish police indicate that no actions were taken.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 09:32 AM
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Ill never understand why people go this fast on the street. I dont care what bike you have.

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Ill never understand why people go this fast on the street. I dont care what bike you have.
sory but I think youre the exception rather than the rule. I bet most folks have wound up their bikes at one point or another. Myself included. Doesnt make it right, just reality

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It reminds how shit can happen...but seriously, this is a bad one..
Thanks 4 sharing
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I've seen this before, nonetheless it is a good reminder which gives me chills every time I see it.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 10:14 AM
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I got that same email a few weeks back...looks bad...i'll wind it up, but i try to pick my spots to avoid intersections/cross streets...still doesn't make it right though

...thanks for posting Bill

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 10:18 AM
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sory but I think youre the exception rather than the rule. I bet most folks have wound up their bikes at one point or another. Myself included. Doesnt make it right, just reality
Im sure I am. I still dont understand it.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 12:55 PM
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thanks for posting this again Bill.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 01:01 PM
 
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A good lesson, but this has been around for a while..

http://www.madisonsportbikes.com/for...ead.php?t=5129

http://www.madisonsportbikes.com/for...weden+accident

I think I saw it on socalsvrider a few years back too...
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