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Viewers wrongly told ‘running off on bends’ is most common bike crash as BBC muddles data

A BBC road safety documentary wrongly claimed ‘running off on bends’ was the most common motorcycle accident, based on an apparent misunderstanding of data. BBC2’s How Safe Are Britain’s Roads? claimed: ‘Two-thirds of motorcycle deaths happen on rural roads. Running off on bends is the most common type of accident.’ Questioned about the claim, a BBC publicist pointed to the number...

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mjf65

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mjf65 says:

I didn't think it was too bad really. It focused on your average car driver as you would expect rather than us but then viewers count don't they. For me the focus was all wrong, it was all about making cars even safer so people can switch off from driving even more and concentrate on the important things like texting and running red lights. bikes are going the same way blue tooth, traction etc etc, there is no such thing as a dangerous road or a dangerous vehicle providing its roadworthy, the only dangerous thing in the equation is the person behind the wheel or holding the bars

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

The Instant Pundit.

Programme researchers often find themselves working on something for which they have no expertise. They have to get up to speed very quickly - what's called the instant pundit. Unfortunately they often get it wrong. Today it will be motorcycle accident data they get wrong and tomorrow something entirely different.


Of course this assumes there was no intent to fog the issue and as we all know; the Beeb is an institution full of people with absolutely no political or social bias who are above such things.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Hippies, pinkos and Affirmative Action rabble

If they told me that my bike had two wheels, I'd count them to be sure.

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boro365

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boro365 says:

Biased Bigotted Crap

HOSBUSA  I didn't watch it so ill give my opinion anyway same as the program then 'just giving' you should start a charity but keep your Biased Bigotted Crap to yourself

 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

They are biased though

Nobody pretends that the Grauniad is anything other than a smug champagne socialist Brussels-fluffing bleeding heart ecomental moralfag rag, so why treat the BBC differently?

In this case, it seems pretty clear that they came up with an anti-bike speed-kills-kittens hatchet piece, because the thought that someone might be out there enjoying themselves at anything other than a peacenik commie ecotard riot gives them a shooting pain in their middle class guilt gland.

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

Antibike bias

I wouldn't trust the BBC as far as I could throw jeremy clarkson and that's not very far. The bike riding population always comes off worst in any encounter with a government department or any of their lackies, such as the BBC.  Mistake with the data? misinformed? Don't make me laugh! Even Clarkson being antibike is not personal preference its the BBC/ government policy, they will work at all levels to get bikes off the road, short of direct legislation.  They hate bikes and bikers and they want us off the roads at any cost, full stop. We don't fit into any of their categories and fly in the face of the safety brigade. I mean who in their right mind would choose a motorbike over a nice comfortable, safe car... land of the free? Don't make me laugh!  If you think they're out to get us, then you're right.

 

  

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Well, that's a bit paranoid!

Oh, hang on... the motorcycle test review kicked off by Mike 'the bike' Penning at the DfT before he was himself 'kicked off' to Northern Ireland looks to have ground to a halt.

I guess if they are out to get you, then it's not paranoia.

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tancakar

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tancakar says:

BBC2

i write so many forums about this bbc2 programme is rediculus! telling us why the motorway speeds should not be decrease to 80mph parently will cause more deaths on the motorways. what a lot of bullshit! Germany has no limits and they have got less serious accidents then UK. It isn't the speed , its roads and drivers. Speeding will never cause death or accidents , talking with the phone while driving will, drink driving will ! Also one some of them say that we should put 20 mph most of the roads in uk! IT IS NOT 1965 its 2012 cars and bikes are better, people are more educated what the hell they are talking about. i tell you what, BBC should worry about their SEX OFFENDERS not motorways. what a useless program and embarrassing view of looking to speeding! This kind of people will put the speeds down from 30 to 20mph on A roads to 50mph. WHY WE ALL JUST LEAVE ALL THE MOTORs AND RIDE PUSHbikes or horses there wont be no accidents then !

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tancakar

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tancakar says:

BBC2

bbc2 should say sorry about this ! this is not even objective Where they should be objective shouldnt be one sided ! they are clearly saying motorbikes are trouble! ME and lots of my friends ride and commute to work! we got wifes and children we are HUMAN too, we have got RIGHTS! Shame on you BBC shame on you !

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tancakar

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tancakar says:

BBC2

bbc2 should say sorry about this ! this is not even objective Where they should be objective shouldnt be one sided ! they are clearly saying motorbikes are trouble! ME and lots of my friends ride and commute to work! we got wifes and children we are HUMAN too, we have got RIGHTS! Shame on you BBC shame on you !

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