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TT constabluary
« on: May 27, 2016, 07:36:04 PM »
First message from the TT 2016

There are many memorials that can be found at the roadside on the TT course. This evening we had our first accident within 20 minutes of the road being open one way. Please ride or drive at a sensible speed. Neither your family or us would want any of you to simply be remembered by a weather beaten memorial on the Isle of Man.
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Re: TT constabluary
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 12:13:10 PM »
Next day a chap was caught for doing 135 in a 60 limit.

Also a rider died in the Southern 100 pre TT races on Friday.
Another rider and 2 marshals were hurt in the same incident.

Funny how these incidents make very little news - presume its the bad press it would create
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Re: TT constabluary
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 04:53:45 PM »
It takes a great deal of skill, ability and downright determination just to do a lap of the Iom. Some people watch and think they can be the next joey Dunlop or mc Guinness even top gp racers will not do it .
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Re: TT constabluary
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 06:58:18 PM »
Dave Jefferies was pretty good at it , he died doing it 13 years ago today though, this is him on mad sunday 

https://youtu.be/SOnCWTXcvOM
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Re: TT constabluary
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 12:02:16 AM »
And that is not really fast. Misconception with the TT course is you can ride it flat out.

Its only the 10 mile mountain part in the video that is one way with no speed limits that you can give it all.
On mad sunday the rest of the roads are two way with standard speed limits and its so crowded you are lucky to get over 30mph

See the conned section in the middle of the video where he overtakes a chap who has just passed two cars.
At the top of the straight you see a police car parked on right - they are simply there waiting for accidents
I stopped there and chatted to a copper in car.

He told me that a lot of bikers get hit off by cars who take the same racing lines in corners as the bikes
Bikers take it for granted the cars will keep left - some don't.

Copper said to me he hated it having to deal with broken riders every couple of hours.
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Re: TT constabluary
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 07:30:59 AM »
Next day a chap was caught for doing 135 in a 60 limit.

Also a rider died in the Southern 100 pre TT races on Friday.
Another rider and 2 marshals were hurt in the same incident.

Funny how these incidents make very little news - presume its the bad press it would create

Sad day indeed.

I was the flag Marshall at where the accident started.

Spend over an hour with he police yesterday making a statement.

Can't say any more for legal reasons.

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