Motorcyclist killed in late-night crash on the A31 named locally as Alan Wright

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A31 reopened following serious crash in the early hours of the morning

Floral tributes have been left at the scene

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A MOTORCYCLIST has died after being thrown 100 yards from his bike in a late-night crash.

The biker, 31, named locally as Alan Wright, was killed while travelling along the A31 at around 12.30am this morning.

A member of the public found him lying in the road and his bike was found some distance away.

It is believed he struck a bollard while riding near St Hubert’s Church, before colliding with a safety barrier running alongside the road and then an embankment.

His bike is thought to have been found behind a hedge.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said police and ambulances raced to the scene but the victim could not be saved.

“A single vehicle fatal road traffic collision took place on the A31 at Corfe Mullen,” she said.

“The rider of a motorcycle, a 31-year-old local male, was travelling westbound when he lost control of his grey Yamaha bike.

“He fell from the machine, sustaining serious injuries.

“He was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The next of kin have been informed.”

Friends have been paying tribute on the Echo's Facebook page. Joe Furmage wrote: "Words can't describe the loss RIP my old m8." 

Michelle Gale said: "RIP my friend. You will be sadly missed  x" while Alison White posted "RlP Alan. so sad. You will be so missed.xxx"

Craig Henson wrote: "Can't believe it, a very good friend for a long time RIP major reality check set in," and Martin Wills said: "Rip buddy, couldn't believe it when I found out it was you mate. 20 years of friendship gone in an instant. X"

The A31 was closed overnight from the A350 Poole Road Roundhouse Roundabout to the B3078 Lake Gates Roundabout while police completed investigation work into the crash. It re-opened at around 9am on Sunday and floral tributes have been left at the scene. 

A spokesperson from the South Western Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at around 12.32am reporting that a man had been found lying in the road.

“Two ambulances and a paramedic rapid response vehicle attended. However, no one was conveyed to hospital.”

The Rev Pamela Walker, of St Hubert’s Church, said prayers were said this morning for the motorcyclist.

“I said prayers at our church for the person involved in this tragic accident and his family, as well as the police officers who were at the scene,” she said.

“At the later service, I informed people about what had happened, and further prayers were said.

"It’s a tragic situation and our hearts go out to the family and friends of this poor man.”

The incident took place just over a mile away from a serious collision involving a motorcyclist on June 13.

The man, in his 40s, suffered life-changing injuries after hitting a metal sign close to the Roundhouse Roundabout.

PC 373 Savage of Poole Traffic Department is appealing for any witnesses to the fatal crash to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 22:12.

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12:50pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Townee says...

How sad another life lost on the road.
How sad another life lost on the road. Townee
  • Score: 51

1:20pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking?
I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking? Frank28
  • Score: -31

2:19pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Isosceles says...

Frank28
Speed alone doesn't kill.
Frank28 Speed alone doesn't kill. Isosceles
  • Score: 32

2:42pm Sun 22 Jun 14

SelenaOverton says...

Of course tragic.
Must be the speed limit needs reducing of course.
And of course the road closed for EIGHT hours - why not till the end of the month?
Of course tragic. Must be the speed limit needs reducing of course. And of course the road closed for EIGHT hours - why not till the end of the month? SelenaOverton
  • Score: -167

2:50pm Sun 22 Jun 14

uvox44 says...

well done Selena , you must be proud of your sarcasm just after someone has lost their life- wonder how you'd feel if it was someone you knew and your saw stupid comments like your?
well done Selena , you must be proud of your sarcasm just after someone has lost their life- wonder how you'd feel if it was someone you knew and your saw stupid comments like your? uvox44
  • Score: 123

3:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

JamesBond0070 says...

A great pity that another young life has been lost on the public roads. I know from my extensive use of the roads on two wheels, both as a cyclist and as a motorcyclist, in southern U.K., particularly during my younger years, how easy it was to get into trouble because of the narrow roads and other road conditions, over there. I have lived in Canada for the past forty-six years, but I do visit my old stamping grounds in Poole and Bournemouth every so often, and when I do, I still use a little motorcycle to get around for convenience.
A great pity that another young life has been lost on the public roads. I know from my extensive use of the roads on two wheels, both as a cyclist and as a motorcyclist, in southern U.K., particularly during my younger years, how easy it was to get into trouble because of the narrow roads and other road conditions, over there. I have lived in Canada for the past forty-six years, but I do visit my old stamping grounds in Poole and Bournemouth every so often, and when I do, I still use a little motorcycle to get around for convenience. JamesBond0070
  • Score: 8

3:45pm Sun 22 Jun 14

websitedesigner says...

I don't see how they could know it was just due to losing control of the vehicle. losing control
I don't see how they could know it was just due to losing control of the vehicle. losing control websitedesigner
  • Score: -3

4:01pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Wackerone says...

websitedesigner wrote:
I don't see how they could know it was just due to losing control of the vehicle. losing control
I don't think that you just fall off!
[quote][p][bold]websitedesigner[/bold] wrote: I don't see how they could know it was just due to losing control of the vehicle. losing control[/p][/quote]I don't think that you just fall off! Wackerone
  • Score: 15

5:05pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

He could have swerved to avoid something I the road. Or any number of reasons why he fell off his bike. Sadly he lost his life.
He could have swerved to avoid something I the road. Or any number of reasons why he fell off his bike. Sadly he lost his life. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 24

5:14pm Sun 22 Jun 14

minimistkj says...

Frank28 wrote:
I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking?
Wrong piece of road. They are planning to reduce the speed of the A31 in the ringwood area.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking?[/p][/quote]Wrong piece of road. They are planning to reduce the speed of the A31 in the ringwood area. minimistkj
  • Score: -5

5:34pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Frank28 wrote:
I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking?
Reducing the speed limit wont prevent anyone from speeding so no more knee jerk reaction about speed limit reductions yet again.
My thoughts are with the bikers friends and family at this sad time.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: I thought they were going to reduce the speed limit on this road because the death rate is so shocking?[/p][/quote]Reducing the speed limit wont prevent anyone from speeding so no more knee jerk reaction about speed limit reductions yet again. My thoughts are with the bikers friends and family at this sad time. Hessenford
  • Score: 36

6:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

Is it really necessary to have a close-up view of the magled wreckage of a vehicle of which the operator has been killed in the process?
Is it really necessary to have a close-up view of the magled wreckage of a vehicle of which the operator has been killed in the process? speedy231278
  • Score: 30

6:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Huey says...

Of course it could be any reason. But only 2% of accidents are down to mechanical fault and I see loads of motorcyclists riding like the end if the world is nigh... Sadly for some it is... But the inquest will reveal all.
Of course it could be any reason. But only 2% of accidents are down to mechanical fault and I see loads of motorcyclists riding like the end if the world is nigh... Sadly for some it is... But the inquest will reveal all. Huey
  • Score: 21

7:17pm Sun 22 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Same old road .
Same old end result.
Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc.
I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again.
Same old road . Same old end result. Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc. I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again. cromwell9
  • Score: 18

7:24pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Niel says...

Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway.

RIP
Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway. RIP Niel
  • Score: -2

7:25pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Niel says...

Niel wrote:
Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway.

RIP
Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway. RIP[/p][/quote]Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough. Niel
  • Score: 10

7:25pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Niel says...

Niel wrote:
Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway.

RIP
Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway. RIP[/p][/quote]Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough. Niel
  • Score: 3

7:35pm Sun 22 Jun 14

afcb-mark says...

31 years old, so young, poor bloke.
31 years old, so young, poor bloke. afcb-mark
  • Score: 15

7:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Niel wrote:
Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway.

RIP
Thanks for that Sherlock, now leave it to the experts, no need for armchair detectives here.
R.I.P matey.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway. RIP[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Sherlock, now leave it to the experts, no need for armchair detectives here. R.I.P matey. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Huey says...

Niel wrote:
Niel wrote:
Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway.

RIP
Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough.
Even more reason that no biker should ever speed. And yet....
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: Given the proximity to a junction, one has to question if someone pulled out without looking, or like so many drivers looking, seeing and then doing it anyway. RIP[/p][/quote]Doesn't need to be 'contact' for another road user to cause a fatal crash, just forcing someone to take avoiding action can be enough.[/p][/quote]Even more reason that no biker should ever speed. And yet.... Huey
  • Score: -3

8:45pm Sun 22 Jun 14

madrider says...

So sad R.I..P .My thoughts are with all his family and friends
So sad R.I..P .My thoughts are with all his family and friends madrider
  • Score: 6

9:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Mrs Moon says...

Selena until you know anything about fatal rtc investigations, shut up. Hopefully nothing will happen to you on the roads. Drive safely now, and don't drink and drive.
Selena until you know anything about fatal rtc investigations, shut up. Hopefully nothing will happen to you on the roads. Drive safely now, and don't drink and drive. Mrs Moon
  • Score: 6

9:46pm Sun 22 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Same old road .
Same old end result.
Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc.
I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again.
I hope you're wrong but you won't be
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Same old road . Same old end result. Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc. I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again.[/p][/quote]I hope you're wrong but you won't be bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 11

10:33pm Sun 22 Jun 14

hooplaa says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
Same old road .
Same old end result.
Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc.
I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again.
I hope you're wrong but you won't be
Or maybe he swerved to avoid a fox or badger? No one knows yet so should stop commenting on how they thought what happened! Its disrespectful to his poor family and friends who have to somehow deal with this.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Same old road . Same old end result. Speed/bad luck/bad driving/.etc. I see he was a local man.So sorry for his loved ones,No more to be said .But you and I know next week there will be more deaths on the A31,And we will be writing this all over again.[/p][/quote]I hope you're wrong but you won't be[/p][/quote]Or maybe he swerved to avoid a fox or badger? No one knows yet so should stop commenting on how they thought what happened! Its disrespectful to his poor family and friends who have to somehow deal with this. hooplaa
  • Score: 18

8:56am Mon 23 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

My condolences to the family RIP mate...........
My condolences to the family RIP mate........... suzigirl
  • Score: 6

9:20am Mon 23 Jun 14

live-and-let-live says...

there are far too many "safety barriers in Britain.they are dangerous .
there are far too many "safety barriers in Britain.they are dangerous . live-and-let-live
  • Score: -2

12:19pm Mon 23 Jun 14

EccentricmanG says...

Such a shame that the roads have taken another life away. The majority of roads aren't fit for purpose in Dorset, potholes, uneven surfaces, and the like. We don't and may never know what caused this accident so we shouldn't assume and apportion blame. Next time your out just ensure that you remember your driving habits, speed, control and more importantly other road users. Alas tho I doubt anyone will.
Such a shame that the roads have taken another life away. The majority of roads aren't fit for purpose in Dorset, potholes, uneven surfaces, and the like. We don't and may never know what caused this accident so we shouldn't assume and apportion blame. Next time your out just ensure that you remember your driving habits, speed, control and more importantly other road users. Alas tho I doubt anyone will. EccentricmanG
  • Score: 2

12:21pm Mon 23 Jun 14

EccentricmanG says...

EccentricmanG wrote:
Such a shame that the roads have taken another life away. The majority of roads aren't fit for purpose in Dorset, potholes, uneven surfaces, and the like. We don't and may never know what caused this accident so we shouldn't assume and apportion blame. Next time your out just ensure that you remember your driving habits, speed, control and more importantly other road users. Alas tho I doubt anyone will.
Should say few will.
[quote][p][bold]EccentricmanG[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that the roads have taken another life away. The majority of roads aren't fit for purpose in Dorset, potholes, uneven surfaces, and the like. We don't and may never know what caused this accident so we shouldn't assume and apportion blame. Next time your out just ensure that you remember your driving habits, speed, control and more importantly other road users. Alas tho I doubt anyone will.[/p][/quote]Should say few will. EccentricmanG
  • Score: -1

12:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

KitKatPuss says...

Ignore the troll comments guys....don't feed them.

Poor man....I hope he rests in peace....so sad to die at that age...my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends....
Ignore the troll comments guys....don't feed them. Poor man....I hope he rests in peace....so sad to die at that age...my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.... KitKatPuss
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Mon 23 Jun 14

chips01 says...

My dearest cousin you will be sadly missed by all of your family,relatives and friends. This is no age to have lost your precious life. R.I.P
My dearest cousin you will be sadly missed by all of your family,relatives and friends. This is no age to have lost your precious life. R.I.P chips01
  • Score: 20

2:37pm Mon 23 Jun 14

sav_xx says...

Oh Alan, I really can't believe this has happened :( my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rip hun xxx
Oh Alan, I really can't believe this has happened :( my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rip hun xxx sav_xx
  • Score: 10

3:04pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Lawson83 says...

If you ever knew Wrighty you would never forget him, such a great friend. missing him so much already. R.I.P mate
If you ever knew Wrighty you would never forget him, such a great friend. missing him so much already. R.I.P mate Lawson83
  • Score: 16

6:41pm Mon 23 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ?? MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -13

8:21pm Mon 23 Jun 14

billy bumble says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??[/p][/quote]How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life? billy bumble
  • Score: 3

9:54pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Peroni says...

billy bumble wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?
Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road !
State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??[/p][/quote]How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?[/p][/quote]Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road ! State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes. Peroni
  • Score: 2

11:23am Tue 24 Jun 14

grazzer says...

The headline states that the man was named locally as Alan Wright so what was he named in other parts of the Country?
The headline states that the man was named locally as Alan Wright so what was he named in other parts of the Country? grazzer
  • Score: -10

3:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Peroni wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?
Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road !
State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.
because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death
or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !!
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??[/p][/quote]How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?[/p][/quote]Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road ! State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.[/p][/quote]because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !! MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -2

6:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

billy bumble says...

MotorbikeSam wrote:
Peroni wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?
Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road !
State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.
because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death
or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !!
With all due respect to the deceased - how do you know that?

You are like all these anti speed campaigners

Not a clue as to the real problem
[quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??[/p][/quote]How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?[/p][/quote]Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road ! State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.[/p][/quote]because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !![/p][/quote]With all due respect to the deceased - how do you know that? You are like all these anti speed campaigners Not a clue as to the real problem billy bumble
  • Score: 4

10:29pm Wed 25 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

billy bumble wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
Peroni wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
MotorbikeSam wrote:
and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares.
We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties
are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught.
Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??
How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?
Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road !
State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.
because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death
or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !!
With all due respect to the deceased - how do you know that?

You are like all these anti speed campaigners

Not a clue as to the real problem
because the of the distance between the impact and where the bike was found. would suggest this bike was traveling at some considerable speed on a long straight with a good surface no pot holes and a bend at the end. We will see at the inquest just why he did not get round the bend.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MotorbikeSam[/bold] wrote: and yet another life lost and still no one in authority cares. We need enforceable speed limits , and speed limits will work if the penalties are robust... that means a 12 months ban every time speeder is caught. Mr Wright may still be with us if the 60mph limit was enforced , or do we think it is a price worth paying for the freedom to go as fast as we like ??[/p][/quote]How would "enforceable speed limits" have avoided this tragic loss of life?[/p][/quote]Exactly ! They only enforce speed to get the cash out of the public in fines.If they were worried about public safety they would maintain the road ! State of the roads don't help.....pot holes are a real danger when riding motorbikes or even push bikes.[/p][/quote]because The motorcyclist would have been riding at less than 60 mph and he might well have lived but as I say those of you who accept speeding ad the resulting deaths , there have been a few court cases lately all involving death or serious injury and all involving excessive speed. Speed kills !![/p][/quote]With all due respect to the deceased - how do you know that? You are like all these anti speed campaigners Not a clue as to the real problem[/p][/quote]because the of the distance between the impact and where the bike was found. would suggest this bike was traveling at some considerable speed on a long straight with a good surface no pot holes and a bend at the end. We will see at the inquest just why he did not get round the bend. MotorbikeSam
  • Score: -2

10:01pm Sat 28 Jun 14

saved sinner says...

Very sad that a motor cyclist was killed, but no prayers can be said once anyone is dead. Only true Christians can pray to Almighty God in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the living.
Very sad that a motor cyclist was killed, but no prayers can be said once anyone is dead. Only true Christians can pray to Almighty God in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the living. saved sinner
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10:05pm Sun 29 Jun 14

oaks1982 says...

Lawson83 wrote:
If you ever knew Wrighty you would never forget him, such a great friend. missing him so much already. R.I.P mate
Alan touched the lifes of many & to all that knew him will always remember him. "You were one of a kind Al"
Thoughts to all your family babe xxx
[quote][p][bold]Lawson83[/bold] wrote: If you ever knew Wrighty you would never forget him, such a great friend. missing him so much already. R.I.P mate[/p][/quote]Alan touched the lifes of many & to all that knew him will always remember him. "You were one of a kind Al" Thoughts to all your family babe xxx oaks1982
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