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Cars bigger evaders of speeding fines

Speeding cars with obscured number plates are much bigger evaders of speed camera fines than motorcyclists without front number plates. A New Zealand authority earlier this year called for fixed and mobile speed cameras to be turned around to photograph the rear of vehicles after noting many motorcyclists evading fines. For years Australian police, safety …

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10 police tips for avoiding traffic offences

There is no guaranteed method for avoiding traffic offences except not committing them. However, you can use the following “expert” guide to lessen the impact, cop a lesser fine, prevent copping extra fines (such as being pulled over for speeding and ending up with vehicle defect notices as well) or, occasionally, get out of traffic …

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Are cars noisier than motorcycles?

There are more cars with loud and faulty exhausts than motorcycles, yet the media has demonised riders in reports on the issue. The Environment Protection Authority Victoria released data in December showing that 5000 noisy vehicle notices were issued since January 2014. Ok, about 12% were for motorcycles which is about three times the proportion …

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Concern over motorcycle-only checkpoints

Motorcycle-only checkpoints by police and transport department officials are not officially called such in Australia, but they do happen. We have been caught up in two and have had readers report of other incidents where a vehicle checkpoint discriminates by only pulling over motorcycle riders, letting all other vehicles pass. It may not be called …

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Police have strange interpretation of covert

It appears that Queensland Police are using covert hand-held speed cameras in cars with tinted windows seemingly against their own speed camera policy. These images of a Holden station wagon with tinted windows and an officer using a hand-held radar gun attached to a camera recording device was snapped on Westlake Drive, in Brisbane’s west …

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Motorcycle road rules farce nears end

Arcane road rules that affect motorcyclists and vary from state to state are gradually being addressed with South Australia the latest to see reason. Over the past few years, these varied laws have exposed riders to being fined for: Having a GPS on their bike; Not wearing the correct helmet/visor; Having blinkers too close together; Wearing a …

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How do new laws affect innocent riders?

A new Bill replacing Queensland’s so-called VLAD “anti-bikie” laws indicates there is less chance of innocent riders accidentally consorting at a Toy Run, charity event or shop ride. These new laws were passed on Tuesday night with support from members of the Katter’s Australian Party who were concerned about law-abiding riders being targeted by police. The …

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Slow-moving cars should pull over

Slow-moving vehicles should be made to pull over when they have a conga line of vehicles following and police should patrol for the offence. One of the most frustrating things for riders and other motorists is slow drivers who refuse to pull over to allow a string of traffic to pass them. Most great motorcycle …

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