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How increased speed makes us safer

Advocates of increasing the speed limits say motorists are safer because they focus more when they are driving faster, but now scientific evidence has been provided. Long-time motorcycle rider and flight instructor Peter Callil has provided relevant scientific information gained from years of safety research which started on a flight instructor course in 1988. He says it …

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30km/h speed target in Global Road Safety Week

30km/h target in Global Road Safety Week

Motorists are being urged to slow down to 30km/h in urban areas in the fourth annual United Nations Global Road Safety Week from today (May 8, 2017). The UN “Save Lives #SlowDown” campaign (May 8-14, 2017) cites World Health Organisation (WHO) “research” that claims a 5% cut in average speed can result in a 30% …

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Epidemic of reduced speed limits in 2016 fuel economy designer

Epidemic of reduced speed limits in 2016

One of the worrying trends in 2016 was the epidemic of reduced speed zones around the country, many on great motorcycle roads. The two high-profile examples were the reduction of the open speed limit on a Northern Territory highway to 130km/h and the planned reduction of speed limits in several places on the Oxley Highway. …

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Oxley Highway wins Xmas speed reprieve

Riders can still ride the Oxley Highway with realistic speed limits this Christmas after winning a reprieve from the Roads and Maritime Services. The RMS had earlier this year decided to reduce speed limits in several locations along the famed motorcycle road, beginning with a short stretch near Wauchope in September. Local residents and businesses …

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Save the Oxley protestors await result highway

Save the Oxley organisers claim success

Organisers of the Save of the Oxley rally to halt the reduction of speed limits on the famed motorcycle route have declared Saturday’s event a success. However, the outcome for the speed zones is still in the hands of the Roads and Maritime Services and won’t be known until next month. Every man and his dog …

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10 reasons you should ride to Save the Oxley

10 reasons you should ride to Save the Oxley

Thousands of riders, locals, politicians and business people are expected to attend the Save the Oxley rally tomorrow (Saturday, November 5, 2016) at Gingers Creek to protest reduced speed limits. Organiser Ken Healey, who also organised a petition attracting about 7000 signatures, says the local TV and print media will cover the Save the Oxley …

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NT restricts speed despite evidence

Despite a zero fatality rate on highways with open speed limits, the Northern Territory has once again returned to 130km/h speed restrictions. The NT used to have open speed limits on its highways, but in 2006, the then Labor Government imposed a 130km/h limit. Instead of accidents reducing, they increased. In fact, 307 died in the NT over the …

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Oxley wins further speed reprieve

The first 30km of the mountain section on the famed Oxley Highway wins a short-term reprieve from speed zone decreases, thanks to a petition and meetings with officials. Petition organiser and speed zone protester Ken Healey, of Wauchope, says a second meeting with Roads and Maritime representatives has won a “stay of execution”, but only …

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People power halts Oxley speed changes

People power has won a reprieve over reduced speed zones on the famed Oxley Highway, at least for now, with a motorcycle rally planned for November. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION A petition over the “ridiculous” speed changes was started last week by Wauchope resident Ken Healey after reading about it on Motorbike Writer and has already topped more …

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Safety experts want lower speed limits 

Experts at the recent Australasian Road Safety Conference in Canberra have unanimously declared that lower speed limits are the best answer for reducing the road toll. Delegate Judith Kuerschner says the “simplistic solution” of lowering speed limits is pertinent given the current NSW Government move to reduce speed limits on the Oxley Highway. PETITION TO …

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