Loose helmet strap Julian Collis

Rider challenges loose helmet strap fine

A Perth rider who took off his gloves and loosened his chin strap to talk to police who pulled him over is challenging a fine he received for not having his chin strap done up securely. Julian Collis says he wrote a letter to police the same day – 30 May 2018 – advising he …

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Incorrect fine Tim Byrne

Police defend incorrect rider fine

Police have refused to withdraw an incorrect fine for a rider standing on the foot pegs, even though the “commonsense” practice was legalised in South Australia in 2016 and added to the Australian Road Rules this year. Click here to read about the new ARRs. Tim Byrne (pictured above) says he was riding his Triumph …

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double crash investigations justice conviction

No conviction on crashing into 2 riders

A woman who crashed into two motorcyclists in Melbourne 18 months ago has finally received a $1000 fine, one-month driving suspension and no conviction recorded. The investigating officer of Footscray Police says the penalty on the charge of failing to give way to all traffic at a give way sign was “pretty shit”. The crash …

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Brett Rossiter hitting charge - NSW police bond

Former cop on bond for biker attack

A former police who threw an object at a rider causing him to crash has been placed on a six-month good behaviour bond with no conviction recorded. The incident occurred when NSW Senior Constable Brett Rossiter (pictured above) was performing random breath tests in Narwee, Sydney, on November 6, 2015. When rider Paul Cook failed …

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Cop on Phone

Indian cop on phone slaps rider

For those who believe police think there is one rule for them and another for the rest of us comes this video from India of a police motorcycle officer on a mobile phone. When the officer is confronted by the rider videoing the incident, the police officer slaps him. The rider then rides off, concerned …

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ex-Cop faces hearing over throwing object at rider

Ex-cop faces jail over hitting rider

A NSW court has once again adjourned a hearing over the matter of a police officer throwing an object and hitting a motorcycle rider who then crashed. Video of the incident in November 2015 went viral but has now been deleted from YouTube. However, the incident is still available in this video from Channel 7. …

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Fixed speed camera Victoria - fines suspended virus

Speed camera fines suspended, not cancelled

Victorian Police have suspended, not cancelled, fines recorded by 110 fixed speed and red light cameras infected by “WannaCry” ransomware virus from June 6-23. UPDATE: A preliminary investigation has concluded and all fines have now been reinstated. Read the full report here. Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said almost 600 fines had been “cancelled” and …

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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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ex-Cop faces hearing over throwing object at rider

Cop faces hearing over throwing object at rider

Almost 20 months after a NSW police officer was charged with throwing an object at a rider who then crashed, the court matter has been adjourned once again after a three-day hearing. A video of the incident shows Senior Constable Brett Rossiter performing random breath tests on Hannahs Road at Narwee on Friday November 6, 2015. A motorcycle …

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Charley Boorman congratulates MBW on copping a speed warning! speed fine police demerit

Do double demerit points apply to you?

Double demerit points apply in certain holidays in NSW, the ACT and WA, but do they apply to the licences of riders from other states? Unfortunately the answer is not a simple yes or no. There is no double demerit system in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and South Australia. If you are a rider …

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