Oxley Highway speed cameras- Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark

Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark

The famed motorcycle nirvana that is the Oxley Highway may soon set the benchmark for rider safety with some innovative safety strategies being considered. While riding the Oxley last week, I bumped into a group of road safety and transport workers at Gingers Creek. They can’t be named nor their organisations, but they were happy …

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Ex-thief advises on securing your bike London motorcycles tax happiest commuters rampant A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists.

Two wheels makes riders safest motorists

A British survey has found that riding a motorcycle makes you safer on a bicycle and vice versa, while other surveys show riders are the safest motorists. The latest survey, commissioned by British motorbike insurance company Carole Nash found that 58% said being a motorcyclist helped them to be safer on a bicycle. It also found …

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RACQ flyer says road safety is a shared duty

Road safety a shared duty, RACQ

A high incidence of motorcycle fatalities and injuries in Queensland has prompted the RACQ to issue a double-sided flyer about the shared duty of road safety. It’s a welcome relief from education programs or advertising campaigns that only point the finger at riders. Motorcyclists have long called for drivers to be educated about them. By the …

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Trevor Moran - woman charged with his murder

No bail on motorcyclist murder charge

Lismore Local Court has again adjourned a hearing on the alleged murder of motorcycle rider Trevor Moran (pictured above) in a January 2017 road crash. Vanessa Fraser, 47, was sent to the mental health unit of a Sydney jail and did not appear in Lismore Local Court in February for the bail hearing or April 4 …

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BMW Vision Next 100 driverless automated self-driving artificial intelligence tests autonomous

Riders ignored by autonomous tests

Australian governments have issued guidelines for trials of autonomous vehicles on our roads but made no mention of motorcycles. The 24-page Austroads and National Transport Commission report does not mention motorcycles once, although bicycles are mentioned. Austroads boss Nick Koukoulas says the guidelines draw on international best practice and have a strong focus on safety. …

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Fatality Free Friday

Ride safe on Fatality Free Friday

Fatality Free Friday founder Russell White has called on motorcyclists to be ride defensively and for other motorists to look out for vulnerable road users. The award-winning road safety program established in 2007 asks motorists to make a pledge to be safe. So far, more than 165,000 have taken the pledge, including riders and rider groups such …

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Video calls for drivers to look for bikes

A rider who hit the back of a car that cut in front of him without looking has posted the crash video to call for motorists to look for bikes before changing lanes. We’ve probably all experienced drivers moving across on us on multi-lane roads without indicating or checking for motorcycles. This video was posted on YouTube …

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Motorcycle simulators get real

Motorcycle simulators are becoming more realistic, helping to train racers, develop motorcycles, teach riders and even sell motorcycles to customers who have not yet got a licence. The latest Dutch simulator from Cruden sounds like the most realistic we have seen yet by adding a visual reality head-mounted display so that the display responds to …

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Bill Davidson Harley-Davidson 100 years

Bill Davidson shares road safety tip

In a near half century of riding, Bill Davidson, great grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson, has had only one minor motorcycle crash on the road. The company vice-president was in Australia last week for the 100th anniversary of the iconic brand in Australia. The celebrations included a 2300km ride from Brisbane to Melbourne. We followed Bill …

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Cosmo Connected emergency brake light and crash alert

Helmet has brake light and alert

A French company is set to produce an emergency brake light that sits on the back of a helmet and also senses a crash, alerting emergency services with your medical details. Cosmo Connected spokesperson Ilinca Spita says the device will be available in July from $U149 or SUS$249 in carbon finish. The Cosmo is 13.9cm long, 5.1cm …

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