MIKE WAITE served in the Dorset Police for 20 years as a police motorcycle instructor training police officers to the very highest level of high-speed pursuit riding. Now you can buy his expert training DVD on Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com.
Your DVD recently saved my life,and I'm not being over-dramatic when I say that. On a road I know well, there is a sweeping left hand bend with a hump-back bridge half way through. Last night I was approaching the hump-back and, remembering your words (as I do with every turn of the wheels) I "mowed the daisies", i.e. held a line in the left hand kerb. And flying over the hump-back towards me came an old BMW 5-series full of young lads,doing around 60 in a 30 and completely on my side of the road. Had I been a couple of feet further out, my wife would now be a widow. Thank you.John Muzzlewhite
We have dead ground just beyond the wall on the lefthand side. If you raise your eyes you will see that the house pointed to is an outstanding visual link.
Take note of the angle of the roof and also the angle of its frontage, the advanced warning sign plus “slow” on the road with rumble strips. With so much information it makes you wonder how on earth anyone could have an accident in these circumstances. Excessive speed here would be highly dangerous.
Long broken white lines mean restricted view and or junction. Looking up to the far distance is not a natural thing to do. If you are riding at 30 mph in a built up area and not concentrating your eyes will drop to a distance automatically due to your movement and the terrain. This is a major cause of accidents as it cuts your reaction time down considerably.
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