Police seek riders in lane filtering incidents

Police seek riders in lane filtering incidents

ACT police have asked for help to identify two riders who were videoed in separate incidents where a car swerved toward them while they were legally lane-filtering. The incidents occurred on Majura Parkway on Tuesday, October 30. One incident is shown in this video which we published on November 2. Police were made aware of this video …

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DayGlo Queensland Police witnesses

Witnesses sought for car hitting Harley

Witnesses are being sought after a 2004 blue Honda Accord sedan merged into a lane with a 2012 blue Harley-Davidson causing it to crash on the Logan Motorway at Springwood last Wednesday (November 7, 2018). Forensic Crash Unit investigators have released this video as part of an appeal for information. The crash happened about 4.50pm …

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Rider challenges helmet sticker fine withdrawn

Motorcycle helmet sticker fine withdrawn

Victorian Police have withdrawn a fine against a rider for not having an external compliance sticker on his Australian-approved motorcycle helmet. But don’t get too excited just yet that VicPol has seen the light and understands the rules which say a helmet only needs an internal label. Rider Alasdair “Ted” Cameron challenged the $371 fine and …

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DayGlo Queensland Police witnesses unfair

How cops get to be motorcycle police

Have you ever wondered what level of training motorcycle police undertake, what bikes they use and what equipment they have, including radar and cameras? Motorcycles are considered an important asset to police, manoeuvring in traffic congestion, public event management, dignitary escorts, ceremonial duties, and speed and traffic offence patrols. They have also been particularly useful …

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Triumph Daytona

Witnesses sought for Daytona crash

Brisbane Forensic Crash Unit is appealing for anyone who may have seen a yellow Triumph Daytona motorcycle or a white Hyundai Getz hatchback prior to a crash on Tuesday, October 23. The crash occurred at the intersection of Youngs Road and Kianawah Road, Wynnum West at approximately 6.20pm and resulted in both vehicles catching fire. …

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Trevor Moran - woman charged with his murder committed guilty

Woman not guilty of murder in bike crash

A woman has been found not guilty of murder by reason of mental illness after driving her Ford Falcon station wagon at speeds up to 200km/h into the back of a Harley-Davidson rider, killing him. Tweed Heads father of three Trevor Moran, 61, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the crash scene on the …

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Honda Blackbird killer

Speed not the biggest killer, says MCC NSW

Speed is cited as the biggest killer on our roads because of a lack of expertise among police accident investigators, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. He says police accident investigators are not trained enough in motorcycle accident investigation. “Are investigators using speed as a catch-all reason for motorcycle accidents?” he asks. Police …

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Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Top tips for tight motorbike turns

Most riders have dumped a bike at some time in their riding career while trying to do a tight turn. It’s a skill many people never develop or practise, but it can help you become a better and safer motorcyclist. The civilian and police riders competing in the American motorcycle skills competition at the Harley-Davidson …

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Cops Police motorcycles witnesses emergency

NSW joins emergency slow-down rule

NSW will join Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia with a new road rule requiring all motorists to slow down when passing stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicles. In NSW, WA and Victoria, motorists have to slow to 40km/h, but they have to slow to 25km/h in SA. Queensland has rejected Police Union calls for a …

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30km/h speed target in Global Road Safety Week city

City speed limits to drop even further

City speed limits used to be 60km/h, then they dropped to 50km/h, then 40km/h and now a Melbourne council wants to reduce speed limits in a special zone to 30km/h. Interestingly, the Yarra Council cites crashes involving “vulnerable road users” including motorcyclists as the reason for the speed drop. In fact, they point out that …

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