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Riders still mixing alcohol and riding

Riders are still not getting the message about the dangers of mixing alcohol and riding, according to new Queensland University of Technology research. While alcohol features as a contributing factor in a relatively small proportion of all reported motorcycle crashes, it is more prevalent in fatal crashes. Despite decades of anti drink-drive campaigns and heavy …

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New roadworks on Mt Glorious online survey melting tar epidemic

Online survey probes licensing and training

Queensland riders are being asked to fill out a short online survey that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of new motorcycle licensing. Click on this link to read all about the survey.  Or click here to go straight to the survey. It should only takes a few minutes, depending on your responses to some questions. …

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Could self-cancelling indicators prevent T-bone crashes? Motorcycle crash road safety first aid SMIDSY scientific

Should bikes have auto indicators?

Could self-cancelling indicators save riders from motorists driving right out in front of them, resulting in a T-bone crash? There is no research to back up the claim, except my own experience, a couple of fellow riders’ anecdotes and the suspicions of Dr Ross Blackman, research associate at the Centre for Accident Research & Road …

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Police cops speed speeding motogp

Motorcycles, speed and crime linked

Repeat high-speed offenders are more likely to hold a motorcycle licence and have a criminal history, according to a Queensland University of Technology study. It suggests more severe penalties for these offenders including vehicle impoundment, speed-limiting devices and drink-driving-style sanctions. The “Accident Analysis and Prevention” study was compiled by researchers at the QUT Centre for …

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Axing speed leeway a killer

For years Queenslanders have been told that “every K over kills”, yet we’ve never been provided with any such evidence. Just how many people die or are injured in accidents where the speed is just a few km/h over the posted speed?
 Silence. Yet Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has now announced that the 10km/h leeway …

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