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.


Dead ground with an outstanding visual link

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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