BMW plans motorcycle crumple zone

BMW plans motorcycle crumple zone

BMW has secured a patent that turns the front wheel into a crumple zone similar to the safety feature built into cars for decades. In the BMW Motorrad patent, the front wheel stays straight on impact, rather than deflecting, by means of a metal V-shaped unit mounted on the frame. Crumple zone They claim this …

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Smart signs for motorcycle safety

Auckland will trial smart signs at intersections that alert drivers to the presence of riders as part of a four-stage motorcycle safety strategy for New Zealand’s largest city that could have wider applications. The smart signs will consist of flashing studs in the road and electronic message signs at selected intersections. It is the third …

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5 Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Many of us love nothing more than to get on the open road and explore on our motorcycles. No matter how long you’ve been riding for, your health and safety should naturally be your number one priority. When comparing the fatality rate for car accidents and motorcycle accidents, …

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Trailbike rider dies in park crash

A 23-year-old male trailbike rider has died in a crash about 1.20pm today (10 February 2020) at Robert Brown Reserve, Blacktown, in western Sydney. Emergency services attended the park on the corner of Flushcombe Road and the Great Western Highway after reports a trailbike rider had struck a barrier and fallen off. Blacktown Police Area Command …

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Riders urged to avoid flooded roads

After months of drought and bushfires, much of eastern Queensland and northern NSW are experiencing flash flooding with emergency services urging motorists: “If it’s flooded, forget it”. The police are pretty serious about the current situation and warn motorists to “stay informed and be prepared”. Monitor regular media sources, including the SES website, Police facebook pages, the …

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Head-on crash leads to Careflight rally

Without CareFlight, Tracy Jackson might not be here, so now she and husband Todd are paying back with the inaugural Roll On In Rally at Jindabyne, NSW, next month. The Snowy Mountains rally on 13-15 March 2020 will be two years since Tracy was involved in a head-on crash with a distracted driver on the …

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Police seek help in motorcycle crash

Queensland Police are seeking information about a collision in which a 29-year-old male motorcyclist suffered serious leg injuries last week. The Forensic Crash Unit says the collision occurred about 8am on Friday (28 January 2020) at Slacks Creek. Initial investigations reveal the rider was struck by a Hyundai Tucson on the Pacific Highway service road outside a car …

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Rider dies in crash into gully

A man has died in a motorcycle crash in a gully in Killarney, South East Queensland, this afternoon (2 February 2020). Queensland Police say their preliminary investigations indicate the man was travelling south on Border Road around 3.10pm when he “lost control of his motorcycle” and crashed into a gully. The 49-year-old man from nearby …

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