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Can you fall asleep on a motorcycle?

It seems a strange thing that you could fall asleep on a loud and exciting motorcycle, but it can and does happen; just not as often as in a car. In a car, you are seated in a comfortable and supported position, the temperature is controlled and noises are muted. It’s a conducive atmosphere for …

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Does music make you a safer rider?

Bluetooth helmet systems now allow riders on any type of motorcycle to listen to music while they ride, but are they safer or more distracted? Some riders say it helps them concentrate and quells the boredom of long spells in the saddle. Others say it causes a distraction. And then there are motorbike traditionalists who …

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Why riders suffer from sunburn

Why motorcycle riders suffer from sunburn

Riders can suffer from dangerous sunburn on their faces – even in winter and even in full-face helmets – unless they take precautions. It seems ridiculous to think about sunburn and skin cancer when your whole body is covered with protective riding gear. However, the face is often overlooked. Open-face helmets and even some of …

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Call for lane filtering rule change

A simple lane filtering rule change could save the lives of riders who filter to the front of traffic at the lights and then take off immediately on the green. That’s what most lane-filtering riders do. However, they run the risk of being hit by vehicles from the side running a red light. We tried to …

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Ex-thief advises on securing your bike London motorcycles tax happiest commuters rampant A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists.

Two wheels makes riders safest motorists

A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists. The latest survey, commissioned by British motorbike insurance company Carole Nash found that 58% said being a motorcyclist helped them to be safer on a bicycle. It also found …

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RACQ flyer says road safety is a shared duty

Road safety a shared duty, RACQ

A high incidence of motorcycle fatalities and injuries in Queensland has prompted the RACQ to issue a double-sided flyer about the shared duty of road safety. It’s a welcome relief from education programs or advertising campaigns that only point the finger at riders. Motorcyclists have long called for drivers to be educated about them. By the …

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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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