Cheap justice in rider’s roadworks crash

More than three years after a Darwin rider died in a roadworks crash (photo above), the court has dished out cheap justice for the life of the rider. Queensland company BMD Constructions had faced fines of up to $1.5m for failing to comply with work health and safety obligations over the death of Darwin musician …

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Bail refused in scooter hit-run crash

A 55-year-old driver who allegedly failed to stop after colliding with a Vespa scooter rider in Sydney has been refused bail in court today (16 August 2019). Paul Andrew Brown faced court charged with failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and not exchange particulars. Police say the matter involved …

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Rider hits traffic sign in fatal crash

A 50-year-old rider has died after his motorcycle hit a roadside traffic sign in rural Nowra, on the NSW south coast. Police say that just before 3pm yesterday (14 August 2019) “a motorcycle travelling south on Parma Road at Yerriyong was approaching a bend, when it hit a traffic sign pole”. The rider was unable …

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'Dodgy' parking bays still not fixed Tony Gallagher

‘Dodgy’ parking bays still not fixed

A council’s failure to fix thin bitumen in parking bays that caused a parked motorcycle to fall over could cost them if other bikes suffer the same fate. Toowoomba tiding trainer Tony Gallagher says although council has dodged paying him compensation, they are now aware of the problem and may not be able to dodge other similar …

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Police crash report demonises riders

A police report that claims riders of high-powered motorbikes are over-represented in the crash statistics demonises riders as “thrill seekers” and is “absolutely meaningless”. Victorian Motorcycle Council media spokesman John Eacott says the scant Victorian Police assessment of crash statistics is “akin to claiming that more blue cars crash than white cars”. Victoria Police compiled crash …

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How Do I File A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?

(Sponsored lawsuit post for our North American readers) The most likely scenario in which you would sue after an accident would be if you were injured, and the insurance settlement wasn’t compensating you sufficiently. Your case will be much better if you followed proper post-accident procedures, such as: Keeping an accurate record of the incident. …

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Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

A rider who was rear-ended believes he would have been able to avoid it if he had been taught to lane filter and has called for the skill to be included in learner and advanced rider-training courses. Shannon, 37, of Caboolture, Queensland, says he was rear-ended because he lacked the training and therefore confidence to lane filter. …

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Young rider killed in overnight crash

A 23-year-old male rider has died after his motorcycle left the road and hit a tree in Coffs Harbour overnight. Police say emergency services were called to Donn-Patterson Drive, near Bonalbo Close, about 1.30am (Thursday 8 August 2019). “The rider was treated at the scene before being taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital, where he later …

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5 Ways New Motorcycle Owners Can Protect their Vehicle

5 Ways New Motorcycle Owners Can Protect their Vehicle

(Sponsored post for our North American motorcycle owners) Motorcycles are fun to ride, easy to park and fuel efficient, but are more dangerous than cars, leaving the rider vulnerable in a crash. According to the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in …

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Second NSW motorcyclist’s body found

A second NSW rider has died today (3 August 2019) in what police describe as a single-vehicle accident and later been found by passing motorists. NSW Police say a 25-year-old man has died in a “single-vehicle motorcycle crash” in the state’s southern highlands overnight. “About 4.50am, a motorist travelling along Golden Vale Road, Sutton Forest, …

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