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New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

https://advrider.com/road-markings-i...yclist-safety/

Looks interesting a la ROSPa
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Apart from the obvious wet adhesion issues what about frost not melting as quickly in sunlight on the white sections as opposed to the black sections
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Old 7th January 2019, 03:35 PM #4
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Strange approach - Make parts of the road deliberately more dangerous so bikers don't ride there. Seems to be getting the results they want to publish, but what if you need to adjust mid-corner to avoid wildlife etc. and end up having a slide on some shiny paint...

EDIT to add - 'special blend of paint' that doesn't reduce traction...I'm skeptical.

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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

if they stopped cunts of cagers cutting across bends itd be a lot more effective than a bit of poxy paint.
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Visual noise.

Brilliant description.

A pure distraction.
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Personally I would ignore them completely.

Surely its up to the rider to determine the safest line through a bend. On tighter bends I would contend that it might actually be far more dangerous to keep to the outside of a bend as these safety markings try to suggest rather than using the apex
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By the looks of that corner in the second picture, if you are going slow enough that you can actually hold that line you will probably have plenty of time to react to any cage spilling over their side if you were in the "red zone"
imo it will just be more dangerous for faster riders and distracting for slow riders.
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Food for thought - but the recommended positioning doesn't take any account for either road positioning to increase visibility - or to take a line to decrease the radius of the turn.

If it helps make people think about the safety of riders on the road - including maybe even God forbid, the odd cager - what the heck, no harm.
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If it helps make people think about the safety of riders on the road - including maybe even God forbid, the odd cager - what the heck, no harm.
It'll encourage cagers to cut through them on bends like they do white lines, and when you tell them to stop being even bigger cunts and stay on their lane they'll blame you for riding out of your marked zone and being unsafe.
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Red zone for suicidal murderers?

Yellow zone for lads who think they're on a track?

Green zone for lads who want the best possible view ahead?
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Would it not look like a flicker, just be a distraction
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Re: New System trialled for Motorcycle safety

Mid corner line correction due to any type of road hazard could be compromised. Friction properties will surely diminish with wear over time..
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Red zone for suicidal murderers?

Yellow zone for lads who think they're on a track?

Green zone for lads who want the best possible view ahead?
Green zone does give you the best possible view for bends going one way.. but the worst sightline for the ones going the other way

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At least the authorities over there are thinking about bikes.More than can be said for over here!
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Guess which colour Wicklow County Council lads would select for the loose gravel .
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I'd be too busy looking out for potholes, gravel, cagers on phones, horseshit etc.. if this was brought in here.
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Any further and you be that hedge.
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Guess which colour Wicklow County Council lads would select for the loose gravel .
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..there's so much shit in the middle of most of our roads this "proposal" would make no sense. Also if a biker needs to take evasive action and ends up slipping due to these painted markings can they sue?
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