TruCAM II: Rider’s friend or foe?

While some riders may not like the hi-tech TruCAM II radar gun’s ability to more accurately measure speed, the device could also be considered a friend of the motorcyclist. Features which may appeal are its ability to target tailgaters, aggressive drivers, distracted driving and vehicles obstructing traffic. So why aren’t they used more for these …

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Motorcycle cop rammed by ute

A ute driver has been charged after a Queensland road policing officer’s motorcycle was rammed by a ute in Brisbane overnight (5 July 2020). Police say the incident occurred about 8.30pm when the officer was conducting traffic enforcement on the northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway near Mount Gravatt Capalaba Road. The bike cop detected …

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Holidays start with tragic rider crash

The Queensland school holidays have got off to a tragic start with a 37-year-old father of four dying after his bike collided head-on with a car at Parklands on the Sunshine Coast today (26 June 2020). Queensland Police say their preliminary investigations show that around 11.30am Brian Carter was riding his blue motorcycle south on …

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It seems shocking amazing that the rider in this hit-and-run incident on an LA freeway received only minor injuries.

Watch shocking motorcycle hit and run!

This hit-and-run crash on an LA freeway is shocking, but also amazing as the rider received only minor injuries. It was recorded by driver Will Panda on his mobile phone about 7pm on Friday (19 June 2020). “I saw a van coming up behind us with sparks flying and then we caught this passing us …

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Officer dies in motorcycle crash with ute

A utility driver who allegedly ran a red light and hit a motorcycle killing the rider, a police officer riding home from duty yesterday (18 June 2020), appeared in a Sydney court today. Tommy Balla, 37, of The Ponds, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. The rider was …

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Rash of NSW trail bike crashes

There has been a sad run of trail bike deaths and injuries in NSW in the past week. Rider dies at Figtree Emergency services were called about 6.20pm yesterday (16 June 2020) when a man had not returned home after going for a trail bike ride alone in the bush at Figtree. Police attended and …

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Stolen bikes take longer to recover

Stolen motorcycles and scooters are now taking longer to recover, according to the latest National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council report. It shows that in the 12 months to March 2020, motor vehicle theft rose 11% while motorcycle and scooter theft was up a whopping 19% to 9938. Motorcycle thefts by state State or Territory …

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Trial set for red light bike crash

Almost a year to the day after allegedly running a red light, and hitting and injuring a 63-year-old male motorcyclist, the driver of a Nissan utility will face a trial in the Parramatta Local Court. Driver Daniel Marjoribanks was charged after the crash at the intersection of Schofields and Windsor roads, Rouse Hill, on 12 September 2019. …

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Double demerit points for long weekend

Double demerit points are in place in NSW and the ACT this Queen’s Birthday long weekend with NSW Police launching Operation Stay Alert from midnight tonight (5 June 2020). NSW Police say they will have officers “out in force targeting speeding, drink and drug driving, driving while fatigued, mobile phone, helmet and other traffic offences” …

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Driver charged after 2019 fatal bike crash

A 57-year-old male driver has been charged after a fatal collision between his Toyota Yaris and a motorcycle in Queanbeyan, NSW, last December. The collision occurred about 3.20pm on Monday 23 December 2019 in McCrae Street, near Lanyon Drive. The 74-year-old male rider was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital with face, chest and leg injuries. He died …

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