Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

A lawyer might be a necessary evil after a motorcycle crash, especially if it is your first crash, it wasn’t your fault or you are being hassled by your insurance company. A reputable and trustworthy law firm with experience in motorcycle crashes will evaluate your case for free, so you can get a clear understanding …

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Lane filtering extends to South Australia

Lane filtering extends to South Australia from April 15, 2017, when the state joins Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the ACT in allowing the road safety practice. It will have similar restrictions as in other states with a 30km/h maximum speed, fully-licensed riders only and banned in school zones, crossings, next to parked vehicles, between vehicles and the kerb and …

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How can police wear helmet cameras?

If police are fining riders for wearing helmet cameras, how can police wear them without breaking the road rules? The question has been asked by Australian Motorcycle Council representative Guy Stanford who says SOME police are misinterpreting the helmet standards and applying them to riders to harass them. “They don’t know what they are doing …

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Do you use a mobile phone while riding?

If you use a mobile phone while riding, or even if you pull over to make a call, you could still be unwittingly breaking the law. Australian Motorcycle Council representative Guy Stanford believes using a mobile phone while riding is dangerous and has stopped using a Bluetooth communicator.  But he says the laws about their …

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Do double demerit points apply to you?

Double demerit points apply in certain holidays in NSW, the ACT and WA, but do they apply to the licences of riders from other states? Unfortunately the answer is not a simple yes or no. There is no double demerit system in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and South Australia. If you are a rider …

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Confusion grows on on helmet attachments

Confusion grows over helmet attachments

A South Australian rider has been warned about wearing a motorcycle helmet camera as confusion reigns over the laws on helmet cameras and bluetooth units. Adelaide rider Erica Aria went to the Sturt Police Station to submit video of drivers cutting him off in traffic but was surprised when he was instead given an official …

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ACT supports lane filtering laws

The ACT Government has extended a two-year lane filtering trial to the middle of the year, but is expected to make the laws permanent. Lane filtering has been legal in Australia for more than two years now in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Other states are “monitoring” the laws. The ACT government says it is finalising …

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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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