|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. FUCKIN' WEIRD, HUH?..............RR