The brake light that may save your life

The brake light that may save your life

This smart brake light will illuminate even when you slow down to warn motorists behind you and just could save your life. Rear-ender crashes involving motorcycles are too frequent, probably because we often slow down with engine braking, rather than the brakes. This can take following motorists by surprise. So the makers of the clever …

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Female stunt rider Joi Harris dies on set

Female stunt rider Joi Harris dies on set

The first African-American female professional road racer, Joi “SJ” Harris, has died while performing a stunt for the film Deadpool 2. Her motorcycle accelerated when it should have slowed while taking a corner and she crashed into a plate glass window. Joi was not wearing a helmet at the time as required by the script. …

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Police out in force, but not to enforce

Police will be out in force on Sunday (August 27, 2017) in South East Queensland to promote rider safety, not to enforce road rules or vehicle compliance, police say. It is part of Operation North Upright which has been operating in South East Queensland for the past couple of years. Spokesman Acting Senior Sergeant Graeme …

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Should ABS be mandatory on motorcycles?

Australia is planning to follow Europe in making anti-lock brakes (ABS) mandatory on all new motorcycles over 125cc and either ABS or combined braking system (CBS) for bikes under 125cc. We would join countries such as India, Brazil, Taiwan and Japan in moving toward compulsory motorcycle ABS. The Federal Government cites statistical research that claims …

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Other riders a danger in lane filtering

There are many dangers as well as challenges in lane filtering, but one danger we may overlook is fellow lane-filtering or lane-splitting riders. Of course, we still have to be aware of drivers suddenly changing lanes without looking or indicating, being in truck and bus blind spots, road are from jealous motorists and slippery white …

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Video evidence of helmet camera value

Video evidence of helmet camera value

This video is timely evidence of why riders should wear a helmet camera or at least attach a camera to their bike. This London rider filmed a truck driver turning a corner, not seeing him and running over his beautiful Ducati Monster. He posted the video in July 2015 and we ran an article about it.   …

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Long wait for justice after double crash

A year after two motorcycle riders were taken out by a driver who crossed two stationary lanes of traffic, the riders have not seen justice as the driver is yet to face court. Riders Steve Caruana and Marc Logan spent several months in hospital and are still undergoing rehabilitation, yet to return to full-time work. …

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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 - crash

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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