Everyone on bikes Be Careful!
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.