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What happens when a motorcycle traveling at 155 mph hits a

Not even enough time to say, "Oh Sh..."

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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itgirl25 said:
sorry fellas! it was my first time seeing it. my bad.
No harm. :dthumb:
We all need a reality check some times. As you said
itgirl25 said:
A picture is worth a thousand words.
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