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Maximum life sentence for killer drivers

Should dangerous drivers who cause death while using their mobile phones or speeding face a life sentence as is now the case in the United Kingdom? The UK maximum sentence is the toughest in the world for at-fault drivers in distracted driving crashes. It is equivalent to the penalty for manslaughter. The previous maximum penalty …

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Are hidden speed cameras a hoax?

You may have seen the above image on social media with concerns that it is a covert speed camera hidden in a guardrail. However, it’s a hoax dating back to 2013. The image is claimed to be in all sorts of places and a recent Facebook post claims it was near Maryborough. However, Queensland Main …

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Melting tar claims first crash victim Mt Glorious costly

Melting tar claims first crash victim

Repairs to shoddy Mt Glorious roadworks have been delayed while Queensland’s Main Roads finds “specialised contractor” after a rider crashed this week in slippery melting tar. The Sydney rider, Stephen Thomas, suffered minor injuries and his Honda was damaged, but he was able to ride home, according to eye witnesses. They say he was lucky …

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Warning motorcyclists of police ahead

Many riders make an effort to warn other motorcyclists if they see a police presence, speed camera or radar unit, but is it legal and what is the best method of warning others? The main methods seem to be some sort of hand gesture, flashing the headlights, phoning or texting mates, posting on social media …

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Busted for multiple traffic offences

Have you ever been busted for the same traffic offence multiple times in the one ride? While it is a “dog act”, it is entirely legal. One rider recently told us about copping multiple tickets for the same offence from a police officer who followed his bike for several kilometres in an unmarked police car. …

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Low speed limits ‘set us up to fail’

Speed limits are generally too low and speed cameras so prolific that the number of unsuspecting motorists trapped has doubled in the past five years. Long-time motorcycle rider and flight instructor Peter Callil says this policy is set up to fail in the long term. He has previously provided an insight into scientific information about …

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Police seek riders in stunt groups

Police seek riders in stunt groups

Riders could face prosecution for riding in groups where riders block public roads to allow others to perform a wheelie, burnout or other stunt. This follows several incidents in the USA and the most recent police chopper video from Toronto where police have threatened to fine any rider who was involved in the groups, whether …

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Diesel and oil spills endanger riders

Diesel and oil spills on our roads most endanger motorcyclists, yet there seems no approved national procedure for reporting or fixing them. Two recent major diesel spills in South East Queensland occurred on two very popular motorcycle roads. The first was caused by a broken-down truck on the northern approach to Tamborine Mountain near the …

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How to file a motorcycle accident claim in the US

Tips on how to correctly file a motorcycle accident claim in the United States, compiled by New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorney John Sherman. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2015. Since motorcycles do not have the enclosed protection that cars have, personal injuries and fatalities are unfortunately …

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Avoid road rage

Why riders should avoid road rage

There have been many You Tube videos showing riders copping the worst of a road rage incident, but in this case, the rider does seem to avoid the worst. The incident occurred on the 14 Freeway near Santa Clarita in California this week. What we don’t see is what led to the rider kicking the …

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