Dangerous Pursuit

Video: dangerous police rider pursuit

Video of a dangerous UK police pursuit of three unregistered trail bikes through city streets has again put police pursuits under question. The officer pursued the three riders who rode at almost triple the speed limit, on footpaths, through red lights and the wrong way down streets because the bikes were not registered and therefore …

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Minimum rider age limit increased

The minimum rider age for South Australians will be raised by two years with some concessions, but they have dodged a plan for mandatory hi-vis vests as in Victoria. Around the nation it is getting tougher and tougher for young people to get motorcycle licences with Queensland even requiring them to first hold a car …

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Should drivers ride light motorcycles?

A new survey has found a large majority of European riders believe drivers should be allowed to ride light motorcycles up to 125cc on a full car licence. In Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, licensed drivers have been able to ride a 50cc scooter or moped for decades without having to …

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Riding course free for returned riders

Returned and mature-aged riders are invited to attend a free Back on Your Bike riding course based in Newcastle. The course on Friday 14 February 2020 is the idea of local rider Chris Tola who ran a similar course in 2015 which was a finalist in the National ACSR Road Safety Awards. Last year Chris …

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Easy Rider

Not So Easy Rider safety film

Last year we lamented the sad loss of Easy Rider star Peter Fonda who died at the age of 79, but we still remember him not only for his movie but also this 1973 safety film. It also includes legendary stuntman Evel Knievel and at times is quite dated and funny, but it has some great …

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New Year resolutions

10 New Year resolutions we’d like to see

Each New Year we make resolutions to do something new, better or at least different for the next year. This year we thought we would do something different for the new decade and compile a wish list of 10 New Year resolutions we would like others to make. We know most of these are just …

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NSW motorcycle police demerits

Bike cop pings driver 34 demerits

A NSW Police Motorcycle Response Group rider has caught a female driver using a mobile phone while negotiating a roundabout, contributing to her incurring $1793 in fines and 34 demerits. Motorcycles are considered an important asset to police, manoeuvring in traffic congestion, public event management, dignitary escorts, ceremonial duties, and speed and traffic offence patrols. …

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Alpinestars airbag vest fits any jacket

Alpinestars has joined Dainese and Furygan in making an airbag vest that fits underneath any jacket. Airbags were first included with a leather jacket or suit usually for racing where it is now mandatory in some categories. They were followed by airbag vests that could be worn over the top of a jacket, or vests …

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Rider dies in Bondi Beach crash

A male rider – as yet not formally identified – has died overnight after a crash at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Just before 1.30am (Friday 27 December 2019), emergency services were called to Glenayr Avenue, near the intersection of Hall Street, Bondi Beach, after reports a motorcycle had crashed. NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the …

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