Cops police speed speeding extended

NSW emergency speed rule extended

Despite criticism from motoring organisations and a motorcycle cop being hit by a driver, NSW has extended its rule to slow traffic to 40km/h past emergency services. The 12-month trial will be extended to a permanent law on September 26  but with some changes. It will now include tow trucks and and motorway recovery vehicles, …

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Rider 24 dies in head-on with SUV

A 24-year-old male rider has died in a head-on crash with an SUV at Marom Creek, near Ballina, NSW, yesterday (15 September 2019). NSW Police could not provide any more details and say a report will be prepared for the Coroner. The accident occurred about 4pm at the T intersection of Marom Creek Road and …

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Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene.

Rider flees after pedestrian hit and run

Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene. Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Kin Kora, near Gladstone, around 5pm on 31 August 2019. The local man was walking …

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Oil spill

Rider has lucky escape in oil spill crash

An 81-year-old rider is counting his blessings after hitting an oil spill and sliding his BMW until the front wheel hung over a precipitous drop into a deep gorge. Allan Shephard of Brisbane says he was enjoying a midweek ride on his old R 80 RT on the Sunshine Coast hinterland when the frightening incident …

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Chris Hurren Varied protection for country and urban riders MotoCAP

Varied protection for country and urban riders

Urban and country riders need different levels of abrasion, impact and seam-bursting protection in their riding gear, according to MotoCAP chief scientist Chris Hurren. He explains the differences in this video from MotoCAP, the world’s first safety and comfort ratings system for motorcycle clothing which launched on 18 September 2018. Jackets and pants tested Almost …

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Automated cars a ‘danger to riders’

The coming revolution of automated cars and trucks is supposed to create safer roads, however a new report raises concerns that motorcycles will not be detected. The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers report says the automated technology is still new and untested in the real world. “In some cases, modern cars do not have robust …

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Driver free after causing rider death of Luke Harris

Driver free after causing rider death

A driver who caused the death of a rider has walked free from court over a technicality that allows motorists to dangerously pull over on the side of multi-lane highways and motorways. Burpengary rider Luke Harris, aged just 25, died on 28 December 2017 in a crash caused by a ute pulling out in front …

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Riders warned to stay away from bushfires

Riders have been asked to stay away from bushfires in Queensland and northern NSW this weekend for their own sake and the lives of Fire and Emergency Services workers. The Maranoa, Warrego, Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Gold Coast hinterland and New England areas districts are facing extreme fire danger. Severe fire danger warnings are also …

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CE approved

What does CE approved clothing mean?

(CE certification article contributed by Pando Moto) Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994. It was originally designed as a standard for professional racers, but now any motorcycle clothing that does not meet the standard cannot be …

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Void helmet Ian Joice

Victory in void helmet sticker fine

Police have waived a Bribie Island rider’s $400/3point infringement for having a void helmet sticker in a test case that proves riders can legally remove the external sticker. Ian Joice, 63, says he was pulled over by police on Bowen Rd, Glass House Mountains, on 12 August 2019 at 11.38am. He says the officer noted …

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