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Wire rope barrier advocate honoured

A road safety academic who advocates wire rope barriers, lower speed limits and mandatory hi-vis vests for riders, and alcohol interlocks and electronic rider aids on bikes has been honoured with a special award. UNSW Sydney Professor Raphael Grzebieta has been honoured with the 2019 Kenneth A Stonex award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to …

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Witnesses sought for two rider fatalities

It’s been a horror start to the year for motorcycle fatalities in Victoria with 12 riders now dead after two more crashes today(Sunday, February 10, 2019). Latrobe Highway Patrol officers are appealing for a witness to come forward after a fatal motorcycle collision in Mirboo North this morning. (UPDATE: Police have now identified and spoken …

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International report cites bike crash reasons

The motorcycle road toll can be reduced by better speed and alcohol/drug use enforcement, safer motorbikes, mandatory helmet laws and improved roads, according to an international report. These are key points in the latest World Health Organization Global status report on road safety 2018 report released this month. The report is only released every two …

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Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Video: Rider avoids debris from truck

Unsecured debris falling off trucks and utes is a fairly common occurrence and very dangerous for riders as seen in this video where a Canadian motorcyclist manages to avoid two wooden pallets that fall off a truck. The BMW F 800 GS rider posted his helmet-cam video on YouTube under the headline “Thank God for the …

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Riders targeted in road toll debate

Despite the motorcyclist road toll decreasing more than any other group in Australia, police and media are targeting the few dangerously high speeds of some stupid riders. The annual road toll debate has again fired up after a very bad holiday season shattered near-historic road toll lows. According to official data, up to the end …

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MCCNSW Steve Pearce submission to Ombudsman over Oxley highway speed event

Ombudsman plea over Oxley Highway speed

A plea has been sent to NSW Ombudsman Michael Barnes to halt the speed reductions on the Oxley Highway because of deceptive crash statistics. Motorcycle Council of NSW (MCCNSW) secretary Steve Pearce says the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) used inaccurate crash data to justify the speed change from 100km/h to 80km/h on 44km of the …

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Motorcycle crash statistics flawed

Motorcycle crash statistics cited to reduce speed on the Oxley Highway are flawed, leaving riders wondering how many other  crash statistics are also flawed. NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey this week announced that speed on 44km of the highway’s mountain section would be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h from December 13, 2017. It follows a …

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Motorcycle crash statistics scam

Authorities that continue to selectively quote motorcycle crash statistics are perpetrating a scam that endangers vulnerable motorcycle riders. Yes, riders represent a higher proportion of the crash statistics than their number, but the trend for crashes is actually going down. However, police, authorities, road safety Nazis and media are conning us with their myopic view …

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Weekend motorbike crashes more severe

Weekend motorcycle crashes are more severe and costly than during the week, according to figures from insurer Youi. Friday is the worst day for all types of motor vehicle crashes.  However, Youi claims data from January 2016 to September 30, 2017, shows motorcyclists are more likely to crash on a weekend. Saturday is the highest-risk …

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Motorcycle safety focus of seminar

Motorcycle safety research will be the focus of a major seminar conducted by the Deakin University next month as a new riding gear protection rating system is unveiled. Deakin University motorcycle safety researcher Liz de Rome PhD says the seminar is an “internal university workshop to inspire researchers to contribute their expertise to motorcycle safety”. The …

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