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Is Big Brother coming to motorcycles?

Big Brother could be watching where you ride and how you ride with new technology being offered free in the UK. Every rider with a phone, GPS, action camera and/or data logger on their bike is already at risk of having stored information used against them as evidence. Now a British dashcam model and Honda …

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Witnesses needed in rider fatality

Witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a truck and a motorcyclist aged 22 in Logan Village, Queensland, at 8pm on 15 June 2018 are being urged to come forward to police or provide dashcam or helmet-cam evidence. Truck driver T. McLeod, 24, of Greenbank appeared in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday (6 July 2018) charged with …

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British police cop a Ducati Panigale V4

There would be little chance of outrunning the British motorcycle police now that they have a Ducati Panigale V4 on their fleet. However, the 211 horsepower (157kW) beast won’t be used in patrol or pursuit duties. Instead, Ducati UK has donated it to the police-led BikeSafe motorcycle project which delivers theoretical and practical rider training workshops. Let’s …

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How do motorcycle lane filtering rules vary?

Lane filtering rules still vary substantially from state to state and have not yet been passed in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT, almost four years after they were introduced in NSW. The practice is allowed and even encouraged in many countries. In the USA, California allows lane splitting at no more than 10mph …

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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 Change.org 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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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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Call to challenge exhaust noise fines

Petition to change motorcycle exhaust noise rules

Following a police crackdown in at least two states on motorcycle exhaust noise and heated discussion on our website, a Queensland sports bike rider has launched a petition to have the noise rules changes. Click here to sign his petition to Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads director-general Neil Scales. It has attracted more …

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Police admit errors in exhaust noise sign

An information sign about motorcycle noise testing that has been posted at two Queensland police stations is incorrect. Queensland police have admitted there are errors in the sign, but say specialist officers have been fully trained in roadside noise testing and have been doing the tests since 2002. This follows recent blitzes in South East …

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Call to challenge exhaust noise fines

Lack of motorbike noise testing facilities

In the wake of recent fines for motorcycle exhaust noise and the controversy of roadside testing procedures, another issue that unfairly affects riders in some states is the lack of testing stations. Longtime motorcycle advocate Wayne Carruthers asks how riders can access test stations, particularly in country areas of NSW, Queensland and Victoria. “The issue …

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Police warning speed camera contradiction

Contradiction in speed warning messages

In a blatant contradiction, NSW police have collected almost $500,000 in fines from motorists flashing their headlights over the same five years a NSW road safety ad claimed motorists’ lives would have been saved if they had known about a speed camera. The fines were imposed on motorists flashing their headlights at approaching vehicles, presumably …

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