Driver free after causing rider death of Luke Harris

Driver free after causing rider death

A driver who caused the death of a rider has walked free from court over a technicality that allows motorists to dangerously pull over on the side of multi-lane highways and motorways. Burpengary rider Luke Harris, aged just 25, died on 28 December 2017 in a crash caused by a ute pulling out in front …

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handlebars petition Burleigh Bars Guy Annand signatures

Handlebar petition needs signatures

A petition to relax motorcycle handlebar height rules is falling short and is in need of more signatures before its closing date on 4 October 2019. Petition spokesman Jason Gilks, Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia, says they have only 3000 signatures and need 10,000 for the issue to be debated in Parliament, otherwise it will be …

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Motorcycle handlebar petition goes federal

Motorcycle handlebar petition goes federal

A “Change” petition to relax motorcycle handlebar rules last year attracted more than 11,000 signatures, but was ignored by the Federal Government. So now the petitioners have gone to a lawyer to draft a formal Federal Parliament petition to elicit some action. Click here to sign the petition. Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia started …

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Toby Price wins rally and kiss, loses mullet

Signatures support Toby Price for awards

Our petition to get recognition for double Dakar Rally champion Toby Price is now approaching 15,000 signatures. Click here to sign the petition Toby has now been put forward to the Australia Sport Hall of Fame Selection Committee and Board for consideration or The Don award named after Don Bradman. Toby’s manager Matty Macalpine says the number of signatures on …

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Bad Roads Rally roadworks potholes Victoria wire rope barriers petition launched

Petition launched against wire rope barriers

A petition has been launched in Victoria to halt the rollout of wire rope barriers (WRBs) considered dangerous to motorcycle riders and other motorists. CLICK HERE if you want to the sign the anti-WRB petition. (You don’t live in Victoria to sign the petition. Anyone who rides in Victoria may be interested in signing.) Widow’s request …

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Petition to change handlebar height rules Burleigh bars

Petition to change handlebar height rules

Lane filtering riders would hit fewer car mirrors if handlebar height rules were relaxed, says Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer Burleigh Bars Australia. They have started an online petition to have the rules changed to allow higher bars for a number of reasons including safety, control and health reasons. Click here if you would like …

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Sydney motorcycle parking petition Emma MacIver

Sydney reduces CBD motorcycle parking

Sydney has reduced CBD kerbside parking to accommodate bus, pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure, prompting a petition for more motorcycle parking space. Petition organiser and commuter rider Emma MacIver (pictured above) says the city is lagging behind Melbourne and the rest of the world and Motorcycle Council of NSW parking subcommittee delegate Warren Cartledge says council’s …

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Axe tolls for motorbikes says petition

A petition seeking an exemption from motorway tolls for motorcycles and free parking on all footpaths has been posted on the Queensland Government’s e-petitions website. Click here to sign the petition The petition was drafted by rider David White who lodged an unsuccessful petition last year to review speed limits on Mt Glorious. The speed petition …

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Maritha Keyser Cyclist rule endangers motorcyclists politicians

Politicians ignoring cyclist petition

Politicians are ignoring a petition against a rule allowing motorists to cross solid and double white lines to pass cyclists thus endangering oncoming motorcyclists. Rider Maritha Keyser, one of many people injured in such an incident, is disappointed that her petition, which is closing in on 2000 signatures, has failed to impress politicians. However, she …

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Oxley Highway

Petition to change Oxley speed zones

Reduced speed zones on the famed Oxley Highway have prompted outrage from riders and sparked a petition to reverse and stop the spread of reduced speed zones along the NSW route. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION The petition over the “ridiculous” speed changes has been started by Wauchope resident Ken Healey after reading about …

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