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Royal Flying Doctor Service warns of roos

Riders heading into the Outback this Christmas should be aware of the dangers of hitting kangaroos, says the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose planes have even hit them.  “The roo problem is significant as they come to the edges of the road to graze in the current drought conditions,” a spokeswoman for the RFDS NSW/ACT says. “Road …

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Pillion Jennifer St. Clair

Pillion falls off bike and is run over

Florida woman Jennifer St Clair, 33, was killed when she was run over by several cars after she fell off a motorcycle pillion seat on her first date with the rider. Florida Highway Patrol are not sure of the details of the incident last weekend and are calling for witnesses. The rider has been identified …

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Are you covered for an ambulance ride?

Many riders may not realise that if they are involved in a crash, they may not be covered for what could be a very long and expensive ambulance ride. Freebies The good news for permanent Queensland and Tasmanian residents is that they are covered. Even if they travel interstate and crash. That includes all emergency …

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Roundabouts

Tips for riding roundabouts safely

Roundabouts are a particular danger for riders not being seen by drivers as this video clearly shows. Even though rider Brendan Sellers, 30, of Adelaide is wearing bright red and white leathers and is on a bright red Kawasaki Ninja on a clear and sunny day, the Honda sedan driver just drives straight out in …

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Five tips for riding wooden bridges

Five tips for riding old wooden bridges

In the wake of a damning report that says one in five wooden bridges in Australia is in need of repair, we have compiled five tips on how riders should tackle these bridges safely. Dangers for riders consist of rotting planks, exposed nails and spikes, and longitudinal planks that can knock a bike off course. …

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Motorcycle clothing rating system launched

The world’s first rating system for motorcycle clothing protection has been launched to give riders a guide to the safety standards of their gear. The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) website has launched with a short list of products that will be extended as products are tested at Deakin University. So far the jackets section only …

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Returned 5rider Ed Smith

Returned rider learns valuable riding lesson

Returned riders are those who had got a motorcycle licence as a teenager or twentysomething, then stopped riding while they had a family, returning to riding in a midlife crisis. They now represent the biggest and fastest growing sector of riders as well as dominating the crash statistics. Rather than preaching and quoting statistics, Kiwi …

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Crashed rider encourages buying an EPIRB

A Bundaberg rider says he probably owes his life to a $290 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB after crashing his Honda 1200X Crossrunner adventure bike in bull dust in north Queensland. Mick Groth, 52, urges every rider to buy an EPIRB, as does the Royal Flying Doctor Service which attends a “significant” number of rider rescues …

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