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    Morotcycle versus VW

    Can you find the motorcycle?








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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 (155 mph) 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.

    In other words, they didn't even have time to say, 'Oh,
    ####!'

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    Yet another good reason to drive my gas guzzling V8 SUV...

    Bring on the wind mill farms for my home electricity. I'm keeping my Durango...

    ... which I paid off this month... ahhhhhhhhhh

    JW

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard
    Yet another good reason to drive my gas guzzling V8 SUV...
    Would be about the same results if he hit you straight in your door.

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jan...reaking-yahoo/



    http://www.sptimes.com/2008/01/21/No...critical.shtml

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    Amazing...

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    My brother in law took a trip through a Jeep Wagoneer when this idiot talking on a cell phone pulled out on him. He was broken up fairly bad, but lived. Since then he has rebuilt the old Harley and is on the road again.

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    It all about playing the odds....

    That, and driving through a foot of water in the Central FL streets after fay??? No Problemo... Try that in a Volkswagon...

    LOL

    JW

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    Fortunately, I don't have the stones to travel that fast. Not that the Deuce could do it anyway.

    Keep alert out there...

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