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Rider dies in head-on ute collision

A 50-year-old male rider has died in a head-on collision with a ute on the Rosewood-Marburg Rd at Tallegalla, west of Ipswich, about 4.15pm yesterday (18 July 2019). It is the fourth motorcycle crash with a ute in South East Queensland in the past couple of weeks. Police say the Pine Mountain rider sustained critical injuries and …

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Rider dies in collision with ute

A 33-year-old Gatton male rider has died in a collision with a ute at a Gatton intersection last night (12 July 2019). Police say that at 6pm, a motorcycle and a utility travelling on Eastern Drive collided at the intersection of Forest Hill-Laidley Road. The rider  was pronounced deceased at the scene. Our sincere condolences …

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Capped speeds

What! Cap motorcycle speed to 50km/h?

Cap motorcycle speeds at 50km/h is one of the more ludicrous suggestions put forward at the first of a series of community road safety forums in regional Victoria this week. The suggestion from an unknown attendee was actually written up on a blackboard among other strategies, such as more driver/rider education and fewer varied speed …

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Rider killed, another injured in two crashes

A male rider has died after hitting a guard rail and another rider has been injured after being hit by a truck in seperate crashes in South East Queensland yesterday afternoon. Police say a man died at the scene of a crash at Yandina about 2.30pm. He was riding south on the Bruce Highway when …

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms fatalities day of national day of action

Police plan National Day of Action

Police in every state plan to immediately increase police presence on regional roads leading up to a “National Day of Action” on Tuesday 27 August 2019. We contacted the police in each state to find out what a National Day of Action will involve, but they have not revealed anything specific. One police media unit …

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Call to remove mandatory learner hi-vis

The Victorian Motorcycle Council has called to remove mandatory hi-vis vests for learner riders in its 10-page submission to the review of Victorian Road Safety (Driver) Regulations. Among many changes to the road rules, the road regs review proposes one demerit point for learner riders who do not wear a “securely fastened” hi-vis vest and …

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Dainese airbag vest

MotoGP airbag vest for everyday riders

Last year MotoGP made airbag race suits mandatory and now Dainese has produced an airbag vest for everyday riders that goes under a normal jacket. Versatile vest Many riders have different jackets for summer and winter. It would be expensive to buy an airbag jacket for each season, so this idea of an airbag vest …

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Ute road rage

Ute and rider in road rage incident

A motorcycle rider threading his way through a busy Brisbane roundabout has ended up in a road rage incident with an irate ute driver. The incident occurred in Capalaba, Brisbane, in April last year but has only just been posted on AusCam – Australian Dashcam and CCTV Footage. 30-04-2018 Capalaba Road Rage I've combined the two …

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Learner drivers get motorcycle awareness

Learner drivers taught motorcycle awareness

Many riders would like to see more motorcycle awareness taught to learner drivers like the computer-generated videos UK has just introduced. Australian states have various versions of motorcycle and bicycle awareness training, but none as good as this. Even though this is a great presentation and only one of many, we do have one quibble: …

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