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Is phone message finally getting through?

Motorists are starting to get the message about illegally using a mobile phone, according to a new survey, as Queensland introduces tougher penalties from 1 February 2020. A three-day Driver Distraction National Summit in Brisbane last July called for tougher penalties, but so far Queensland is the only state to respond, lifting the fine from …

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Queensland Police Cops covert vehicle

Rider seriously injured in Southport crash

A 24-year-old male rider has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in Southport this morning (25 January 2020). Queensland Police say their initial investigations indicate that about 8.50am, a blue Toyota Corolla hatchback and a red Yamaha motorcycle collided at the intersection of Anne and Shirley streets, Southport. The rider was seriously …

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Rider arrested on 55 traffic offences

RUNIT rider nabbed on 55 offences

A 22-year-old man wanted for 55 traffic offences including several for speeds of more than 150km/h in Brisbane’s northern suburbs has finally been nabbed. Watch the Queensland Police video below of several occasions where the rider is spotted by police who give up the chase for public safety reasons when he speeds off. He is …

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Rider dies in Springfield head-on crash

A 27-year-old Crestmead man has died after a head-on collision between his motorcycle and a car on Springfield Greenbank Arterial Road, south of Brisbane, overnight. Queensland Police say their initial investigations indicate that about 7.10pm, a  car heading south and a motorcycle heading north collided. The rider suffered critical injuries and died at the scene. …

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Crackdown

Police video exposes stupid motorists

In the run-up to the usual Christmas crackdown on motorists, Queensland Police have released this video compilation of the stupid things some motorists do. We’ve edited down the bodycam vision a bit as it gets boring. However, it includes a rider doing 160km/h in a 60km/h zones, stupid drivers holding mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts …

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Tragic month for NSW and Queensland riders

It’s been a tragic month for riders in NSW and Queensland where 13 people have died as warmer weather has more venturing out on the road. In the past two days, two riders have died on NSW roads and one in Queensland. The latest fatalities involve motorcyclists colliding with large vehicles. A 35-year-old Stafford Heights …

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Rider, 22, dies in Cairns crash

A 22-year-old male rider has died after his motorcycle crashed at Stratford in northern Cairns, Queensland, this afternoon (Sunday 29 September 2019). Police say the rider was heading north on the Captain Cook Highway about 12.30pm when it hit a guardrail of the Barron River Bridge and crashed down an embankment. Emergency services attended and …

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Crash body

Crashed rider’s body found 12 hours later

The body of a 42-year-old man has been found up to 12 hours after he went missing on a country road in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane yesterday. Queensland Police say the rider died “following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash” on Lowood Minden Road at Coolana. “Preliminary information indicates the motorcycle was travelling south along …

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Cops issuing incorrect helmet fines?

Just days after we published an article in which Queensland Police waived an erroneous fine for a “void” motorcycle helmet sticker, a second similar incorrect infringement has surfaced. And it seems one of the chiefs of the Road Policing Command is so out of touch with the Australian and Queensland Road Rules and Standards he …

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Crashed rider finds missing motorcyclist

A rider who slid off the road has coincidentally found the body of Sandgate rider Siemon Mulder who went missing while out for a ride last Monday (19 August 2019). Siemon, 66, set out for a “joy ride” at 9am on Monday (19 August 2019) on his blue Triumph Sprint ST registration 769DW, heading to Esk. …

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