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.
Alan copied me in on your last e-mail as I look after PR and publicity for the Association of British Drivers. At the same time, I've just got a copy of your video, having been off bikes for the last 14 years and just started riding again. Videos like yours are, I believe, essential. I agree with Alan in that road safety is now solely a stick to the number on the stick game with no thought whatsoever to education - the only thing that really makes a difference in the long term and over the whole road network. The more routes to educating people we can have, the better. Thoroughly enjoyed the video and learned a hell of a lot from it, although I'm still a very long way from making progress at the rate you do!Mark McArthur-Christie
Using visual links can give you great information, giving you time to react and plan for any eventualities.
If you study the picture you are first confronted by a lefthand bend. The hedge on the right is cut and would appear to run into a righthand bend and up an incline.
At the top of the incline we see two houses. (with arrows). That should suggest to you that as there are at least two houses which run right to left it is more than likely that there is a junction in towards the houses. The angle of the houses will tell you the angle of the junction. Look closely and you should be able to make out the junction markings this side of the houses. The angle of the houses suggests that the road leading into area is on a slight lefthand bend.
To the right of the houses you can see a hedge which is well trimmed. Behind this hedge you can see a coppice. This would point to a second junction, probably forming a crossroads or staggered junction.
The other point of interest is that there is an incline towards the brow; we cannot see any other feature. This should indicate to you that there will possibly be a decline on the other side.
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