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Online survey probes licensing and training

Queensland riders are being asked to fill out a short online survey that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of new motorcycle licensing. Click on this link to read all about the survey.  Or click here to go straight to the survey. It should only takes a few minutes, depending on your responses to some questions. …

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Bosch hill hold and blind spot alert study mandatory

Irresponsible advice on motorcycle ABS

A VicRoads brochure has given the wrong impression of ABS (anti-lock brake systems) and even offered advice that riders fit an aftermarket system. The comments have been considered irresponsible and dangerous by university safety researcher Ross Blackman. UPDATE: VicRoads has now replied to all the concerns mentioned in this article. Scan down to ‘VICROADS REPLIES’ for …

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Could self-cancelling indicators prevent T-bone crashes? Motorcycle crash road safety first aid SMIDSY scientific

Should bikes have auto indicators?

Could self-cancelling indicators save riders from motorists driving right out in front of them, resulting in a T-bone crash? There is no research to back up the claim, except my own experience, a couple of fellow riders’ anecdotes and the suspicions of Dr Ross Blackman, research associate at the Centre for Accident Research & Road …

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Motorcycles, speed and crime linked

Repeat high-speed offenders are more likely to hold a motorcycle licence and have a criminal history, according to a Queensland University of Technology study. It suggests more severe penalties for these offenders including vehicle impoundment, speed-limiting devices and drink-driving-style sanctions. The “Accident Analysis and Prevention” study was compiled by researchers at the QUT Centre for …

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