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Would boots have lessend the injury
« on: April 01, 2024, 10:12:40 am »
If you are of a nervous disposition do not watch this video it contains very graphic content.
https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/538609/This-motorcyclist-and-his-stupidity-cause-terrible-accident/

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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 11:43:54 am »
Extremely unpleasant to watch.
My thoughts are with his toes.  :(

Boots aren't the problem - lack of assessment & planning is.

He managed to tick at least 6 of Roadcraft's overtaking key safety points (let alone the ones about the right clothing).

Overtaking: key safety points

• Only overtake if you can see far enough ahead to be sure it's safe.
• Avoid causing other vehicles (overtaken, following or oncoming) to alter position or speed.
• Before you overtake, assess whether your machine is capable of the overtaking manoeuvre you're planning.
• Before starting to overtake, always ensure you can move back to the nearside in plenty of time.
• Always be ready to re-assess if a new hazard comes into view.
• Only overtake in situations where you won't come into conflict with other road users and it can be performed legally.
• When possible, avoid overtaking three abreast to leave yourself a margin of safety.
• Be aware of the potential dangers when filtering.
• On multi-lane carriageways, only overtake on the nearside if there are slow-moving queues of traffic and offside queues are moving more slowly.
• Never use the hard shoulder for overtaking.
• Consider signalling if it will benefit any other road user. Make sure that your signal is clear and can't be misinterpreted.
• Always be patient and leave a margin of safety to allow for errors.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2024, 11:46:29 am by richtea »

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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 12:20:00 pm »
Oh without a doubt Rich it was a bad overtake in the first place. I also think the oncoming car could have squeezed over a bit.
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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 03:23:47 pm »
Oh without a doubt Rich it was a bad overtake in the first place. I also think the oncoming car could have squeezed over a bit.

Agreed. They were probably looking at their phone/satnav/infotainment centre. And bikes next to pantechicons probably look quite small from far away.

Two eejits meeting at one point in time and space. But the two-wheeled one was the bigger eejit, placing all trust in another road user.

The bike doesn't seem to speed up through the overtake which looks odd to me - there was no rush to complete the overtake until the last half second. Maybe - being generous - he had a mechanical issue?

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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2024, 03:32:15 pm »
It happened in Mexico I understand.

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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 02:20:19 pm »
Yes a good pair of boots would have helped but he might have ended up with this type of injury.     
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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2024, 02:44:18 pm »
Most probably Tom.

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Re: Would boots have lessend the injury
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 12:40:02 am »
Just going to sleep so won't watch it till the morning otherwise I might have nightmares... :o

Of course, I shouldn't have opened the post because I also have a very vivid imagination...