Fatality Free Friday

Ride safe on Fatality Free Friday

Fatality Free Friday founder Russell White has called on motorcyclists to be ride defensively and for other motorists to look out for vulnerable road users. The award-winning road safety program established in 2007 asks motorists to make a pledge to be safe. So far, more than 165,000 have taken the pledge, including riders and rider groups such …

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Video calls for drivers to look for bikes

A rider who hit the back of a car that cut in front of him without looking has posted the crash video to call for motorists to look for bikes before changing lanes. We’ve probably all experienced drivers moving across on us on multi-lane roads without indicating or checking for motorcycles. This video was posted on YouTube …

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Bill Davidson Harley-Davidson 100 years

Bill Davidson shares road safety tip

In a near half century of riding, Bill Davidson, great grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson, has had only one minor motorcycle crash on the road. The company vice-president was in Australia last week for the 100th anniversary of the iconic brand in Australia. The celebrations included a 2300km ride from Brisbane to Melbourne. We followed Bill …

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Easter safety message

Easter motorcycle safety messages

There is usually a spike in road accidents over the Easter holidays as traffic volumes increase and riders have more time to go riding. Rather than preaching about being safe and responsible, we’ve asked several motorcycle luminaries for their road safety tips and Easter messages. Double demerit points And remember, in NSW, ACT and Western …

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Look for bikes signs

Motorcycle road signs we’d like to see

“Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” sang Five Man Electric Band in 1971. More than 45 years later, there are still signs blocking the scenery and breaking our minds. Let’s just hope they don’t break our bikes, too! I went for …

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How to overtake traffic lane filtering

How to overtake on a motorcycle

One of the great joys and advantages of riding a motorcycle is being able to quickly, efficiently and safely overtake slower vehicles. However, there are right and wrong ways to do it. It would seem like a fairly simple task, but many riders get it wrong from both safety and legal issues. Many riders follow …

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Lane filtering: Watch for driver doors

The video below shows the danger to lane filtering riders of a driver who gets out of their vehicle while stopped at traffic lights. It’s illegal for a driver to leave their vehicle while stopped at traffic lights or on a roadway, unless parked at the roadside. It is also illegal to “create a hazard” by opening …

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