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Call to remove mandatory learner hi-vis

The Victorian Motorcycle Council has called to remove mandatory hi-vis vests for learner riders in its 10-page submission to the review of Victorian Road Safety (Driver) Regulations. Among many changes to the road rules, the road regs review proposes one demerit point for learner riders who do not wear a “securely fastened” hi-vis vest and …

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Hi-vis vest age submission panic

Panic over hi-vis vest proposal

An incorrect News Ltd media report that Victoria proposes introducing hi-vis for all riders has caused some level of social media panic in the riding community. Riders have been sharing the inaccurate reports which were lifted from the “Road Safety Regulations 2019 summary paper for consultation”. So, for a start, it’s only a proposal at …

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SA considers increasing rider ages

Review suggests increasing rider ages

A review of the South Australian Graduated Licensing System has suggested lifting the ages for learner riders from 16 to 18 and full-licensed riders from 20 to 21.5. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) motorcycle spokesman Rhys Griffiths says tougher licensing laws across the nation have put the motorcycle industry under “more pressure than we’ve …

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Road Safety Survival Tips for Bikers

(Contributed post for our American readers) Riding a motorcycle on your way to work, school or wherever is a good way to beat the heavy traffic and enjoy the glory of summer air. Because the vehicle is a lot smaller than others, it can be manoeuvred between cars or trucks while staying safe. This allows …

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A Newbie’s Guide to Responsible Biking

Sponsored post Nothing beats the experience of riding a 400cc motorbike along an open highway. For many people, it’s one of those moments that gives a rush excitement and a feeling of adventure. Indeed, nothing ever comes close to matching the exhilaration you get while biking. Still, for a lot of newcomers to the world …

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Austroads Motorcycle hazard perception tests added

Top 3 Reasons to Take Motorcycle Safety Courses

(Sponsored post) Looking for an American motorcycle license? If ‘yes’ then the safety courses available online would be a great help to you. Remember that, driving a motorcycle without knowing about the fundamentals of motorcycle riding can land you problems. In fact, the chances of having an accident or getting injured will be very high …

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