Police cops speed speeding sensation annual demerit

Police show GoPro video of motorcycle crash

Queensland Police recently staged a motorcycle “safety” display at Mt Glorious where they showed a video taken from a GoPro of a rider doing 135km/h in an 80 zone and then crashing. It is a great warning to riders that such video can be confiscated if the police believe it is evidence of a crime …

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Helmet cam

Helmet fines rip off riders up to $1m

Riders are being ripped off up to a million dollars in helmet non-compliance offences that may be bogus, yet the NSW cops are still issuing helmet fines. This is despite state and federal ministers reconsidering helmet laws after a Standards Australia helmet forum in Sydney in February and a helmet camera test case in a …

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Helmet cam

Loopholes sought over helmet cameras

Helmet camera laws are being tested in a Victorian Magistrates’ Court where a rider is defending a fine of $289 and three demerit points for “failure to wear an approved helmet”. Defendant Max Lichenbaum’s case was put forward in the Frankton Magistrates Court this morning. Malcolm Cumming of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, explained that the arguments …

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GoPro PowerPole

GoPro pole allows all-day riding video

Now you can film your ride all day with a battery-powered GoPro pole. No need to stop and replace the battery in the GoPro as the pole not only allows you to get some great selfie riding shots, but also has batteries which keep the camera running for up to 10 hours at a time. Californian …

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Motorcycle helmet cams legal, but are they safe?

Helmet-mounted cameras and Bluetooth units may be legal, but they may not necessarily be safe, according to a helmet importer. Cary Murphy, who imports the innovative Reevu helmet, says attaching a camera or Bluetooth unit to a helmet could have safety, aerodynamic and legal issues. He has called on the government to assess the issue. …

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