He might as well have been wearing an invisibility cloak if it weren't for his black pants providing some contrast.Yellow hi viz is not very good in foggy conditions,
I noticed that the newest crop of bike jackets seem to have ditched the one colour hi-viz all over look and gone for blobs of hi-viz against black. Seems a much more sensible option indeed... Dazzle camo! :mrgreen:Can't view vid at work but looking at the photo Michel has posted is the reason why it's so important to break up your appearence so it's not just for one particular lighting.
haha yesI noticed that the newest crop of bike jackets seem to have ditched the one colour hi-viz all over look and gone for blobs of hi-viz against black. Seems a much more sensible option indeed... Dazzle camo! :mrgreen:
Come on guys, don't defend them because they ride, the policeman could have flagged them to stop, but the second rider was either going to fast or not concentrating or both!
Let's be honest, even the most careful riders or drivers are lucky a lot of the time. Every bend could have a parked or broken down vehicle round the corner. Horse, pedestrian, anything.
The second biker was out for a ride and rightly or wrongly was riding too quickly for the conditions.
There we go, head above parapet, time to reap the whirlwind.
I agree with you guy's.I hate to defend them but i don't think the copper did anything wrong. They were speeding the first and third bike managed to stop effortlessly the second was not watching what was going on and that was what caused the accident not the copper stepping out
Pause the video taken looking backwards from the front bike at the point just before impact. It shows a closeup of the front brake lever. Thats not how I use a front brake! Perhaps it explains the locked rear wheel?Actually, watching it over and over, I wonder if the radar picked up the second bike, as the first one stopped very comfortably.
Plus, even after, why did the second bike not ease off the brakes and go to the right of the first bike, no cars coming.
95mph on the clock on the second bike.I agree with you guy's.
Ok, the copper stepping out into the road to stop the bikes probably wasn't the cleverest thing to do.
The way I see it, the 1st bike pulls up easily & didn't appear to be using excessive speed, the second guy way too quick & not looking ahead, 3rd guy locked his back wheel 'emergency stopping' despite having the greatest distance to stop.
It'd be interesting to see the speedo figures from the onboard footage.
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Got to disagree with you there mate.Not defending the the riders. Particularly in foggy conditions. Its the stupidity of the police officer, supposedly a safety expert, who steps out into the road. As I commented in my first post, would he have done that infront of an artic?
Yup, that's what I thought it was reading. Looks like it's a 60mph road so he's well over the limit, having said that, it doesn't look the best method by the coppers. They usually have someone further up the road to pull you over so it can be done in a safe manner, simply stepping out into the road doesn't seem like a good idea.95mph on the clock on the second bike.