Novelty helmet doubt covers

Are novelty motorcycle helmet covers legal?

Many riders like to get into the holiday spirit by wearing Santa, elf, Elmo or reindeer novelty helmet covers. However, they could be a safety hazard, they may void your insurance and some police say they may be illegal. Safety aspects of novelty covers While novelty helmet covers may be fun and potentially protect your …

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EzySt fuel saver app

EzySt fuel app offers riders discounts

A new free app called EzySt not only shows you where the cheapest fuel is near you, but also offers special discounts and can find the cheapest fuel on your planned ride route. Unlike existing fuel price apps and schemes, it is not based on crowd-sourced information, but real-time data from local fuel retailers and …

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Benzina number anti-theft plate holder plate scam cloning

Number plate theft and cloning on the rise

Number plate theft and cloning of plates is on the rise, resulting in riders receiving speeding and parking fines and unpaid toll notices. The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council says number plate theft can also be used to commit crimes such as petrol theft, robberies, house break-ins and drug trafficking. Police are also reporting …

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Winter riding insurance differences

Tips to ride out your winter blues

(Contributed post for our Northern Hemisphere readers facing winter riding blues) The moment you step outside your garage and your smart gadget reads between 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you are in for a treat. As a passionate motorcycle enthusiast, you are like ‘Give me 50 degrees all day, every day!’. But the world is …

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Paint

How to preserve your motorcycle’s paint

(Contributed post) Some simple maintenance, which can be easily incorporated into the routine of a motorcycle owner, will help – a lot – to prevent damage and to maintain the paint of your two-wheeled vehicle. It is important to keep the paint clean to avoid damage when resold – even minor damage to the frame …

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most common road accident

6 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Accident Lawyer

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Accident lawyers or personal injury lawyers will represent you in the court of law when you are bringing in a case against someone for injuries they caused. It works both ways; they can either pursue your case in the court or defend you if a case is filed …

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Crashed riders may face serious consequences

Unlike drivers, any accident involving a rider and pillion is likely to have more serious consequences and a greater likelihood of a criminal charge as injury and death is more likely. So says NSW traffic and criminal law specialist Chris Kalpage who has previously written these articles for us: tips on what to do when …

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Altered number plate

Keep your number plate and licence clean

Allowing your number plate to get dirty or actively obscuring or altering it could cost you a hefty fine, demerit points and maybe even jail! A 50-year-old Irish rider recently copped a £600 (about $A1140) fine and nine demerit points for trying to evade detection by police by altering his Honda’s number plate with black …

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Hazard perception test

Can you pass this simple bike perception test?

A world-first online motorcycle-specific hazard perception test has identified a scenario where a SMIDSY crash was partially the rider’s fault. The Western Australian Department of Transport (DoT) adopted the computer video tests developed by Austroads last year as part of the assessment process for obtaining a motorcycle licence. In that time, almost 2000 riders have …

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