MCCNSW Steve Pearce submission to Ombudsman over Oxley highway speed event

Ombudsman plea over Oxley Highway speed

A plea has been sent to NSW Ombudsman Michael Barnes to halt the speed reductions on the Oxley Highway because of deceptive crash statistics. Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCCNSW) secretary Steve Pearce says the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) used inaccurate crash data to justify the speed change from 100km/h to 80km/h on 44km of the …

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ABS and combined brakes standard

From November 2019, all new motorcycle models sold in Australia will either have anti-lock braking systems (ABS) or combined braking systems (CBS). Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher has approved the Australian Design Rule changes which will also affect all models, including existing models, from 2021. He says the requirements will ensure “all” new …

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YouTube videos explain helmet issues

Three YouTube videos have been launched today to help riders understand the rules and regulations, correct fitting and crash-protection purpose of helmets. The videos were made by the Motorcycle Council of NSW with funding from Transport for NSW. Presenter is MCC of NSW helmet expert Guy Stanford. He says the videos clarify some issues and …

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Ready for Ride to Work Week? low key NSW motorcyclists are being asked to ride to work tomorrow (October 11, 2017) to celebrate the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week.

NSW motorcyclists ride to work

NSW motorcyclists are being asked to ride to work tomorrow (October 11, 2017) to celebrate the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week until Saturday. The Motorcycle Council of NSW Ride to Work Day is the only official event in the national campaign, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The event is part of the Motorcycle Awareness …

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Ready for Ride to Work Week? low key NSW motorcyclists are being asked to ride to work tomorrow (October 11, 2017) to celebrate the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week.

Are you ready for Ride to Work Week?

With less than two weeks before the first National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week, the only official event is a NSW Ride to Work Day on October 11, 2017. The event is part of the Motorcycle Council of NSW’s Motorcycle Awareness Month which will be launched with a 145km ride from Berowra to Cessnock. The launch …

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Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town

Town delivers as motorcycle friendly

The first Motorcycle Friendly Town in NSW admits it declared itself before many facilities were in place, but the town is now delivering to riders. Wauchope Motorcycle Friendly Town Co-ordinator Jenny Pursehouse and committee members Nadia Stocks and Roger Fance took us on a quick tour of the town last week and showed what they …

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Police over-estimate speed as crash cause

A specially trained police unit needs to investigate motorcycle crashes as general duties police too easily blame speed, a rider group suggests. The Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCCNSW) says proper crash investigation would reveal the real causes of motorcycle crashes and help prevent further accidents and deaths. The call for specially trained police comes in …

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Springborg (second left) at the Texas Motorcycle Friendly Town launch tourism crows nest status status

Motorcycle Friendly status may be regulated

There are moves to regulate the granting of Motorcycle Friendly Town status with a long list of essential and desired requirements for councils, pubs, cafes, restaurants, accommodation and service stations. FILL IN THE QUICK 6-QUESTION SURVEY AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE This is in response to several towns, shires and even one whole region …

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Call for lifetime rider training rewards

Riders should be encouraged to seek more rider training and gain rewards for improved skills, according to a position paper released by the Motorcycle Council of NSW. One of their suggestions is a marketing campaign to returned riders to seek more training. Steve says mature-aged returning riders with “dormant licences” are over-represented in the crash statistics. …

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Call to double driver phone penalties roundabouts

Call to double driver phone penalties

Penalties for drivers using handheld mobile phones should be doubled to six demerit points, according to the Motorcycle Council of NSW. The MCCNSW has released a mobile phones position statement which calls for a review of the penalties for drivers using mobile phones as well as an awareness campaign about distracted driving. It calls for …

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