Save the Oxley protestors await result highway ripple

Save the Oxley organisers claim success

Organisers of the Save of the Oxley rally to halt the reduction of speed limits on the famed motorcycle route have declared Saturday’s event a success. However, the outcome for the speed zones is still in the hands of the Roads and Maritime Services and won’t be known until next month. Every man and his dog …

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Oxley wins further speed reprieve

The first 30km of the mountain section on the famed Oxley Highway wins a short-term reprieve from speed zone decreases, thanks to a petition and meetings with officials. Petition organiser and speed zone protester Ken Healey, of Wauchope, says a second meeting with Roads and Maritime representatives has won a “stay of execution”, but only …

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Oxley Highway

People power halts Oxley speed changes

People power has won a reprieve over reduced speed zones on the famed Oxley Highway, at least for now, with a motorcycle rally planned for November. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION A petition over the “ridiculous” speed changes was started last week by Wauchope resident Ken Healey after reading about it on Motorbike Writer and has already topped more …

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Oxley Highway

Outrage grows over Oxley speed clamp

Rider and local community outrage is growing over the reduction of speeds on the famed Oxley Highway motorcycle and tourism route. In less than two days, a petition organised by local rider Ken Healey against the speed reductions has attracted almost 4000 signatures. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION Meanwhile, local business people are organising …

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NSW MCC vice-chairman Chris Burns (left), NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay and police officer - helmet legal issue

European motorcycle helmets legal in 2016

International-standard European helmets will become legal to wear in NSW “by early 2016”, according to NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay. This will bring the state into line on approval for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) helmets with Queensland, Victoria and Northern Territory and allow riders to cross test borders without fear of being fined. The Minister’s office …

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NSW MCC vice-chairman Chris Burns (left), NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay and police officer - helmet legal issue

Confusion grows over illegal helmets

International-standard helmets remain illegal to wear in some states while NSW has urged the federal government to get their act together and make them legal to sell. NSW Transport Minister Duncan Gay has announced that NSW will approve the use of international-standard UNECE helmets, but only after the Federal Government and Australian Consumer and Competition …

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Ad campaign targets text/driving

Click to watch video: Motorcycle riders are more aware than most motorists of the dangers of using a mobile phone in traffic. From our higher position in the traffic we see it every day – drivers with the mobile phone in their lap, thinking no one can see them texting or updating their Facebook status. …

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Fast talk on speed

Let’s not get too excited, but the Queensland Government is thinking about lifting speed limits on some roads to 130km/h. We say that because they are also considering lowering the speed limits on some roads and with the current quality of roads in the Sunshine State after a pounding from several flood seasons, there is …

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