Kosmos calls for help

Smart helmet calls for help after crash

Emergency call systems are coming to motorcycles and helmets with a French company the latest to release a helmet that calls for help if you crash. The Kosmos Smart Helmet has sensors which detect a crash and then uses your paired phone and a proprietary app to contact emergency services. However, just in case you’ve only …

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Queensland Police Cops covert vehicle power fatal utility rammed

Motorcycle cop rammed by ute

A ute driver has been charged after a Queensland road policing officer’s motorcycle was rammed by a ute in Brisbane overnight (5 July 2020). Police say the incident occurred about 8.30pm when the officer was conducting traffic enforcement on the northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway near Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road. The bike cop detected …

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Brian Carter GoFundMe

GoFundMe started for rider’s family

A GoFundMe page has started for the family of Brian Carter, a father of four who died when his motorcycle collided head-on with a Toyota last Friday on the Sunshine Coast. Queensland Police say Brian, 37, was riding south on the Nambour Connection Rd at Parklands when it collided with the car heading in the …

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DayGlo Queensland Police witnesses mick road safety week single 70 lanes life vehicle ute swerved

Holidays start with tragic rider crash

The Queensland school holidays have got off to a tragic start with a 37-year-old father of four dying after his bike collided head-on with a car at Parklands on the Sunshine Coast today (26 June 2020). Queensland Police say their preliminary investigations show that around 11.30am Brian Carter was riding his blue motorcycle south on …

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It seems shocking amazing that the rider in this hit-and-run incident on an LA freeway received only minor injuries.

Watch shocking motorcycle hit and run!

This hit-and-run crash on an LA freeway is shocking, but also amazing as the rider received only minor injuries. It was recorded by driver Will Panda on his mobile phone about 7pm on Friday (19 June 2020). “I saw a van coming up behind us with sparks flying and then we caught this passing us …

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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy New Hampshire pick-up crash motorcycles rejected

Grim reminder of group riding dangers

In a grim reminder of the dangers of group riding, America’s Fathers Day marks one year since young truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy mowed down 10 motorcycles, killing seven people in a New Hampshire highway crash. Riders should remember on this sad occasion that we are vulnerable road users and the result of a crash when riding …

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police officer Aaron Vidal

Officer dies in motorcycle crash with ute

A utility driver who allegedly ran a red light and hit a motorcycle killing the rider, a police officer riding home from duty yesterday (18 June 2020), appeared in a Sydney court today. Tommy Balla, 37, of The Ponds, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. The rider was …

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wire rope barriers road safety inquiry claims

Report slams wire rope barrier claims

Claims about the safety and cost effectiveness of wire rope barriers have been slammed by a damning report that also found Victoria’s WRB rollout is almost $100m over budget, over time and under-maintained. The Victorian Auditor General’s report also found there was no evidence to support the claimed safety benefits for motorcycle and scooter riders. …

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Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Left Hand Turns

(Contributed post for our North American readers. Those in right-hand-drive countries should read “right hand turns”) There are many reasons why motorcyclists decide to embrace the two wheeled lifestyle: from the unparalleled sense of freedom to the unmatched sense of speed, not to mention that traffic jams are a thing of the past. However, there …

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