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Appeal call for rider-raging driver

An appeal could be launched against a Canberra motorist who received a “light penalty” for twice swerving dangerously at legally lane-filtering motorcyclists. The driver, Jake Searle, 28, had been charged with two counts of driving with intent to menace. He faced maximum penalties of more than $3000 in fines or 12 months in jail or both for …

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Watch out for unmarked Tassie Tigers!

If you are heading down to do a lap of Tasmania before or after your annual MotoGP pilgrimage, watch out for the unmarked Tassie Tigers! We don’t mean the extinct thylacine, known affectionately as Tasmanian Tigers. We are talking about the Triumph Tigers that Tasmanian Police seem to have approved as covert motorcycles. Unmarked cop …

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Three riders die, several injured in multi crashes

Saturday was deadly for motorcycle riders with three killed and several injured as nine motorcycles were involved in four crashes in Queensland, Victoria and NSW on Saturday (20 July 2019). Victorian crash In the latest incident, Victorian Police say two motorcycles collided with ute towing a trailer at the intersection of Edwards and Paynes roads, …

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Riders charged over third-party GoPro evidence

NSW Police are charging riders with traffic offences based on GoPro video evidence obtained from other riders, says Sydney lawyer and Ducati 1098S rider Chris Kalpage. There have been many incidents of riders being charged after self-incriminating evidence was found on their GoPro footage, mobile phone data, GPS and even bike data loggers. However, Chris …

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Capped speeds

What! Cap motorcycle speed to 50km/h?

Cap motorcycle speeds at 50km/h is one of the more ludicrous suggestions put forward at the first of a series of community road safety forums in regional Victoria this week. The suggestion from an unknown attendee was actually written up on a blackboard among other strategies, such as more driver/rider education and fewer varied speed …

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Police plan National Day of Action

Police in every state plan to immediately increase police presence on regional roads leading up to a “National Day of Action” on Tuesday 27 August 2019. We contacted the police in each state to find out what a National Day of Action will involve, but they have not revealed anything specific. One police media unit …

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Two riders die in intersection crashes

Two riders die in intersection crashes

Two riders died in separate intersection crashes in South East Queensland yesterday (3 July 2019) where it appears a vehicle has crossed the rider’s path to turn into a side street. Details are not clear in the first incident early yesterday morning on the Brisbane Valley Highway. However, in the second incident about 6pm yesterday, police …

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Police seeking information on two motorcycle crashes

Police seeking information on two motorcycle crashes

Police are seeking witnesses and dashcam vision for two motorcycle crashes, a fatality this morning (3 July 2019) in the Brisbane Valley and a crash in Sydney last week. A 52-year-old male rider from Boronia Heights has been pronounced deceased at the scene of a crash at Wanora, south of Fernvale, on the Brisbane Valley Highway …

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Rider injured as ute turns across path

A 28-year-old rider has suffered serious injuries after a utility vehicle turned across his path in Brisbane’s north yesterday afternoon (1 July 2019). Police say their preliminary inquiries reveal that the rider on an “orange motorcycle” was heading south on the multi-lane Gympie Road, Kedron, about 5.20pm. “A Holden Colorado was travelling north and started …

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Cops mobile phone penalties day of action

Tougher penalties for driver distraction

Tougher penalties for illegal use of mobile phones while driving will be discussed at a three-day Driver Distraction National Summit in Brisbane from Monday (1 July 2019). If penalties are increased, there should be no complaints from motorcyclists. Vulnerable motorcycle and scooter riders have long called for tougher penalties for distracted drivers. They also have …

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