Melting tar claims first crash victim Mt Glorious costly repair

More melting tar problems identified

Melting tar which caused a least one motorcycle accident on famed Mt Glorious behind Brisbane has been identified in several new areas and is now being treated thanks to lobbying by a group of local riders. After several months of pressure on State MPs and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Motorcycle Advocacy Group spokesman David …

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Mt Glorious road works

Mountain speed and road works update

Speed limits will return to normal when the road works on the western side of Mt Glorious behind Brisbane are completed late in August 2017. Despite speed limits being reduced by 10km/h in most areas of the mountain and concerns that speeds would be further reduced after completion of the work, the Transport and Main …

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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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Dirty fuel - ethanol fuel economy

New state mandate for ‘bad’ ethanol

Queensland is the latest to mandate a certain percentage of fuel sales as bio-fuels, even though they are bad for most motorcycles and scooters. From January 1, 2017, Queensland will require fuel retailers to ensure 3% of their petrol sales each quarter is biofuel-based. It follows a similar mandate in NSW.  While no one is forcing any …

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Fashion police alive in Queensland

The fashion police will be out in force in Queensland where “bikie colours” will be banned in public because they create fear; although there may be a loophole. The controversial ban is one of many proposals under the Queensland Labor Government’s long-awaited review of the controversial VLAD laws. While there is a little relief for some motorcycle riders …

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Edge filtering is allowed under Queendsland lane filtering rules

Scrap edge filtering law anomaly

Edge filtering will never be allowed across all states so long as Queensland – the only state that permits the practice – does not acknowledge an anomaly in the law that is resulting in riders being heavily fined. The laws, brought in by the previous Newman Government, allow edge filtering which is described as riding …

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jake Dolan racer and learner rider at AMA training motorcycle insurance rewards

Toughest licence laws now more costly

The Queensland Labor Government has just made the affordable worker’s transport more expensive and more difficult to access with the country’s toughest motorcycle licensing laws. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey says the changes are to improve the skills and safety of Queensland riders in response to a rising road toll among riders. …

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Riders protest the laws at the January 26 rally in Roma St

VLAD laws axed but replacement is vague

The VLAD and associated so-called “anti-bikie” laws rushed in by the Newman Government in 2013 will be axed by the Labor Government, but details on their replacement are still vague. The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission 400-odd-page report on the laws basically says they were badly written, an affront to civil liberties and would never …

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VLAD Act Vlad laws

VLAD laws review results delayed

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission review of the controversial so-called VLAD (Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment) Laws is due to report back today (March 31, 2016), but they will not be made public until next week. The State Government is obviously concerned about the controversial review and won’t want to look like they are either …

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MRAQ president Chris Mearns - learner riders

Education reduces motorcycle crashes

Despite media beat-ups that proclaim a massive surge in motorcycle crashes in Queensland, an education program has been credited with actually reducing the toll. Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says most of the deaths were in a few incidents early in the year which triggered an effective MRAQ rider education campaign. “We …

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