Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th March 2007, 19:39   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,525
Thanked: 1,514 Times
Default See the Motorcycle?

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, crap!"










Source: email
kpzen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 20:05   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

What's that, a Castrol Honda RC45?
v1p3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 20:16   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,285
Thanked: 18,786 Times
Default

kp, very old pic, I think it's posted somewhere else here on t-bhp.
Vid6639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 20:17   #4
BHPian
 
DriverR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 317
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

Damn! Terrible accident! Gives me the creeps visualizing what happened! As they say, speed thrills, but kills.
DriverR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 21:03   #5
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,319
Thanked: 3,660 Times
Default

kp, yes - it has been posted before ..
condor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 21:42   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,417
Thanked: 14,195 Times
Default

Hmmm...

Got this mail very very long back...

Pity the guys in the car!!!! :(
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 21:44   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,525
Thanked: 1,514 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vid6639 View Post
kp, very old pic, I think it's posted somewhere else here on t-bhp.
Quote:
Originally Posted by condor View Post
kp, yes - it has been posted before ..
Ok mods pls do the needful then...!!
kpzen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2007, 22:17   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
danlalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: mumbai,JUHU
Posts: 1,584
Thanked: 123 Times
Default

OHHH CRAP!!!!...Tht is one bad accident...i mean you look to your left ALL CLEAR....and then look to your right and BAM!!!...
danlalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which off these "Drags" would you like to see? Shan2nu The International Automotive Scene 3 14th March 2004 14:16
Wanna see it propah! BMW M5 at Geneva Revvmaster The International Automotive Scene 10 5th March 2004 01:30
wanna see something shocking?? _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 8 4th March 2004 12:50
New 1-series.... see it in flesh!!! Revvmaster The International Automotive Scene 8 2nd March 2004 16:44
Hopefuly see this sometime soon.. _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 3 28th February 2004 05:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 02:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks