Bus Lane Trial

Victorian bus lane trial goes on and on …

While riders have been safely using bus lanes in NSW, the ACT and several major cities around the world for several years, Victoria is still in a protracted trial phase and other states lag even further behind. In February, the Victorian Government announced that riders could use more bus lanes in Melbourne for the next …

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Driver gets ‘slap’ for swerving at riders

A Canberra motorist facing possible jail time for swerving his car at two lane-filtering motorcyclists has got off with a relative slap on the wrist. The driver, Jake Searle, 28, had been charged with to counts of driving with intent to menace and faced maximum penalties of more than $3000 in fines or 12 months in jail or …

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DayGlo Queensland Police witnesses unfair

Three riders die, several injured in multi crashes

Saturday was deadly for motorcycle riders with three killed and several injured as nine motorcycles were involved in four crashes in Queensland, Victoria and NSW on Saturday (20 July 2019). Victorian crash In the latest incident, Victorian Police say two motorcycles collided with ute towing a trailer at the intersection of Edwards and Paynes roads, …

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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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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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