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Motorcycle hits VW car at 155 mph..

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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