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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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Seen this one before

Been here before on the old site. I think this picture is a fake, not enough damage to the crotch rocket for 155mph impact.

JM2CW. :p
 

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From what I remember from the old site, the accident was real but the photos are of a recreation done for a safety exhibit.
 

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On one site I saw it was stated that the Swedish Police "cleaned out" the car and did their investigation, then reassembled it for the display.
 

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dshealey said:
On one site I saw it was stated that the Swedish Police "cleaned out" the car and did their investigation, then reassembled it for the display.
That is exactly what I've read. I don't think any of us would want to see the "real" exhibit"! :eek:
 

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One thing jumps out in the photo and that is the blond woman in the blue shirt and white sweater in the backround. Very interesting.
 

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Now...how many of you went back and looked?
 

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I find it hard to believe that the rider ended up in the car. He would have been thrown over the car as most of his mass would be too high to go into the car.

This sounds like some government sponsered hoax to get people to slow down.

I think it is likely that a bike hitting a car doing 150 mph would kill everyone in the car. There is no way the bike would look like that and I really doubt the rider would end up in the car.
 
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