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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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Call for 40km/h past emergency vehicles

Emergency services workers are pushing for national approval of the new Victorian rule that vehicles must slow to 40km/h when passing parked or slow-moving emergency vehicles. This is despite the fact that one day after Victoria introduce the new rule a truck slammed into the rear of a small sedan that had slowed to 40km/h on …

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Helmet removal update for ambulance

A manual for ambulance officers on safe motorcycle helmet removal from a crashed rider is being rewritten to accommodate latest technologies. Unfortunately, it has not yet been approved or adopted at a national level, but it is being promoted across Australia, New Zealand and PNG by the Council of Ambulance Authorities. The concern about removing …

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Knights gather for round-table ride at Kryal Castle

Knights gather for round-table ride

SES volunteers, fire-fighters, police and medically trained riders will head to Kryal Castle, Ballarat, for the first Knights of the Round Table (KORT) conference this weekend. The riders from all over Australia are members of various “Knights” motorcycle clubs. The Orange Knights MC is for SES volunteers, Red Knights for fire-fighters who ride, Blue Knights …

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First Aid

Win one of two first aid course entries

A motorcycle-friendly cafe owner in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley wine district is backing the First Aid for Motorcyclists course with a free venue, two free courses for riders and even free camping on their property. Owner Judy Searley is also a registered nurse and believes the specialised course which is touring Australia should be …

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