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Light flashes, horn blows in a crash

Yamaha is the latest to develop an automatic emergency call system in the event of a crash, but their system also flashes the lights and bows the horn. SOS buttons or eCall systems have been available in cars for some time and have now been mandated throughout Europe. It is expected they may also be …

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Blood Bikes Australia to the rescue

The Blood Bikes volunteer rider movement delivering blood to hospitals has spread to Australia and the co-ordinator is now calling for more volunteers. Brisbane rider Peter Davis says he first heard of the service from a friend involved in Blood Bikes Scotland. “I thought we should have that service in Australia,” says Peter who has …

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Riders warned to stay away from bushfires

Riders have been asked to stay away from bushfires in Queensland and northern NSW this weekend for their own sake and the lives of Fire and Emergency Services workers. The Maranoa, Warrego, Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Gold Coast hinterland and New England areas districts are facing extreme fire danger. Severe fire danger warnings are also …

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Royal Flying Doctor Service warns of roos

Riders heading into the Outback should be aware of the dangers of hitting kangaroos, says the Royal Flying Doctor Service whose planes have even hit them.  “The roo problem is significant as they come to the edges of the road to graze in the current drought conditions,” a spokeswoman for the RFDS NSW/ACT says. “Road accidents as …

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Are you covered for an ambulance ride?

Many riders may not realise that if they are involved in a crash, they may not be covered for what could be a very long and expensive ambulance ride. Freebies The good news for permanent Queensland and Tasmanian residents is that they are covered. Even if they travel interstate and crash. That includes all emergency …

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Checkout our new shop & win!

MBW – Shop launch The MBW team are proud to announce the launch of our new Motorcycle Gear Shop. We’ve scoured the world for interesting products for our shop. We’ve reviewed them and stand by them; so you can do a bit of motorbike shopping while you’re browsing the latest motorcycle news. We’ve also produced our own …

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USB key gives vital rider medical details

A rider died without his family by his side six hours after arriving in hospital because the medical authorities had no idea who to contact. This was the scenario that inspired 40-year riding veteran Tony Walton of Perth to address the situation and save some lives. His invention is the ICEmergency USB which you can …

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First-aid apps riders should download

Smartphone technology is helping riders stay alive with a host of emergency apps beat we should consider downloading. While emergency smartphone apps are a good aid, they should never replace a call to the emergency phone number. The emergency number is 000 in Australia, 911 in the US and 999 in the UK. However, because …

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