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A picture is worth a thousand words.

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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sounds like he wasnt using his S E E method, Search , Evaluate, Execute.

Rider reaction from under best circumstances is 2 seconds, 4 seconds if you have to react to situation.

SO at the speed he was going, it would have taken about 1/4 mile of reaction time/distance.

He should have been scanning 12 seconds or 3/4 mile down the road.

Darwin thins the heard again :lol6

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If someone is going to pull out in front of me regardless how fast I am going, I wouldn't think it would take me a full 2 seconds to hit the brake....I mean, clock it, two seconds is actually a pretty damn long time to grab a lever. I was thinking more of around the lines of about 1/2 second from the initial "Oh SHIAT" to the time the brakes are being applied.

But traveling the distance of a football field in a second on PUBLIC ROADS deserves a massive kick in the arse to say the least.

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sounds like he wasnt using his  S E E method, Search , Evaluate, Execute. 

Rider reaction from under best circumstances is 2 seconds, 4 seconds if you have to react to situation.

SO at the speed he was going, it would have taken about 1/4 mile of reaction time/distance.

He should have been scanning 12 seconds or 3/4 mile down the road. 

Darwin thins the heard again  :hmmm

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I see someone else has either been in that class or has the book.

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human reflex is around 1/3 a second. but that is not a reactoin time, I think that an accurate reactoin time is 1 sec. IMO

But if you are doing that fact toward an intersectoin anyway you are asking to die.

I can honestly say that I have been upto 150mph on my bike, but I was on a straight away with a line of sight at least 1 mile down. and I only did that once.

Common sence is not something given to all

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