Pull over sign turnout turnouts

Single-lane roads need safe turnouts

Turnouts that allow safe and legal passing are unfortunately scarce, but would prevent frustration that can lead to rash and dangerous passing manoeuvres. Many of our favourite riding routes are winding, single-lane roads with double lines or unbroken lines that prevent passing. Slow-moving traffic, cyclists and trucks on these roads create a mobile chicane. We’ve …

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Look for bikes signs - Oxley Highway may set safety standard turnouts

Motorcycle road signs we’d like to see

“Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the signs,” sang Five Man Electric Band in 1971. More than 45 years later, there are still signs blocking the scenery and breaking our minds. Let’s just hope they don’t break our bikes, too! I went for …

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Road safety training UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes Remove dangerous roadside hazards

Road markings to improve motorcycle safety

A visual trick with road markings that makes the road look narrower than it is could be an aid in increasing motorcycle safety. It’s called perceptual countermeasure and it was developed by Melbourne’s Monash University in 1999 and has been rolled out on some roads with lines to show braking zones. The lane markings are designed …

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