Lane Splitting

Lane filtering, rider controls, helmet standards

Motorcycle lane filtering, common sense rules on having your hands and feet on the bars and footpegs, and international helmet standards could soon be adopted in Queensland. The proposals are being put forward in a discussion paper by Queensland Transport Minister Scott Emerson tomorrow. It comes after recent changes in NSW lane-filtering laws. It also …

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Fine me for standing up while riding a motorcycle

This is a photo of me performing an act which could be illegal in every state of Australia … and I dare the police to issue me with a traffic infringement notice. It seems that riders are not allowed to stand while riding a motorcycle, even though it is a common and safe practice on …

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Wheelie & lose your bike

Spring could be a crushing time for some riders in the Sunshine State. 
Pop a wheelie or do a burnout in Queensland and your bike could be confiscated for 90 days – the toughest anti-hoon penalty in Oz. Do it again in the next five years and your bike could be sold or crushed. No …

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Axing speed leeway a killer

For years Queenslanders have been told that “every K over kills”, yet we’ve never been provided with any such evidence. Just how many people die or are injured in accidents where the speed is just a few km/h over the posted speed?
 Silence. Yet Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has now announced that the 10km/h leeway …

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Fast talk on speed

Let’s not get too excited, but the Queensland Government is thinking about lifting speed limits on some roads to 130km/h. We say that because they are also considering lowering the speed limits on some roads and with the current quality of roads in the Sunshine State after a pounding from several flood seasons, there is …

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