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4 hours ago, Declan said:

The difference is you are only going to have one joint replacement. So 1 in 200 is pretty good odds.

But a rider is aiming to do more than one lap. So if the race is 6 laps the odds drops to 1 in 100. And if there's 50 riders in the race, there's a 50% chance that someone will die.

 

I reckon if ( like in Europe) roadside memorials were erected around the “course” and spaced out, there would be one every few hundred yards. Imagine driving round and seeing 7 memorials every mile. Every one in site of the next. 

 

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6 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

 

I reckon if ( like in Europe) roadside memorials were erected around the “course” and spaced out, there would be one every few hundred yards. Imagine driving round and seeing 7 memorials every mile. Every one in site of the next. 

 

The TT apologists would thrive off it. They seem to draw some weird satisfaction from remembering all of the 260 deaths. 

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6 minutes ago, On The Bus said:

The TT apologists would thrive off it. They seem to draw some weird satisfaction from remembering all of the 260 deaths. 

Ace idea, perhaps lifesize models made of recticel.

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25 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

 

I reckon if ( like in Europe) roadside memorials were erected around the “course” and spaced out, there would be one every few hundred yards. Imagine driving round and seeing 7 memorials every mile. Every one in site of the next. 

 

There is map of all deaths on the TT course, click on each skull and crossbones and gives info on who and when. 

Think the link was on a previous TT thread somewhere!!

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1 hour ago, hissingsid said:

How is someone killed on the sloc have anything to do with racing ?   Unfortunately people get killed on the Manx roads all the year around.    FFSake you will be blaming Brexit next.

Because it’s all part of the TT festival, man here pursuing his fix of TT deaths goes and gets killed himself. 

The Sloc road is seriously quick road, nobody up there monitoring the bikers. Accident waiting to happen, which it did. 

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5 hours ago, Max Power said:

Not as good as Milky but a bigger accident unfortunately.

Blimey. That does take some doing!

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1 hour ago, Gizo said:

So someone killed on the Sloc. This is where they’re getting there thrills now. No police, road like a billiard table, it’s crazy up there at times, then you have the ‘scrambler’ bikes up there too destroying the countryside.

this is the TT bonanza, come on over and we’ll send you home in a body bag. Roll up, roll up.

Sad news indeed. 

The problem with policing is that in general it is evidence-based and intelligence-led. So that is where you position your patrols, and lobby the DOI for better speed controls. 

The problem with the current set up is that the Mountain Road arrangements are massively labour intensive. Permanent car at the Creg (could be sorted with barriers). One at Brandywell (to close Road in event of collision between there and Creg) One at Bungalow (to close road in case of collision at Hailwoods Rise) and theee, but preferably four at Hairpin (one to respond to collision, one to close at Hairpin, one to close and one to back up for the big one. 

That is seven units that can’t be carrying out preventive work anywhere else. 

Which brings us to the reality that solving the Mountain dilemma is the game changer

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Mountain dilemma? Close it, save lives!

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14 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

and theee, but preferably four at Hairpin (one to respond to collision, one to close at Hairpin, one to close and one to back up for the big one. 

What do you mean by the big one?

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1 hour ago, dilligaf said:

 

I reckon if ( like in Europe) roadside memorials were erected around the “course” and spaced out, there would be one every few hundred yards. Imagine driving round and seeing 7 memorials every mile. Every one in site of the next. 

 

Not a good plan because of course the very next year someone would be killed crashing into a memorial.

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16 minutes ago, On The Bus said:

What do you mean by the big one?

I believe he is referring to Eccentrica Gallumbits.

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38 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Mountain dilemma? Close it, save lives!

Yes. Spread out the cops on the Ramsey - Laxey road. Riding standards are getting worse year by year. I have never seen riding as bad as this year. The ratio of idiots to good sensible riders is changing fast and not in a good way.

There are still loads of very good, even good quick riders who do not deserve to be tarred with the same brush as the lunatic minority.

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I believe that after the success of the horse tram 2019 launch the DoI is taking over TT2020 and running races only from the Grandstand to the bottom of Bray Hill and back again. Lap records will be broken for sure (will anyone beat the 38 second lap?) and nobody will question the other 37 miles missing out of the 'old' course. Low cloud over the mountain will certainly no longer be an issue and the roads can be closed for fixing potholes over the fortnight instead.

 

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^

A few too many beers syndrome usually appears on manxforums about this time of night

 

 

 

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