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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 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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Petition to change Oxley speed zones

Reduced speed zones on the famed Oxley Highway have prompted outrage from riders and sparked a petition to reverse and stop the spread of reduced speed zones along the NSW route. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION The petition over the “ridiculous” speed changes has been started by Wauchope resident Ken Healey after reading about …

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Territory derestricts speed limit

How many motorcycle riders will be heading to the Northern Territory to try out the unlimited speed limit on a 336km section of the Stuart Highway? The NT government has decided to permanently allow motorists to choose their own speed on a long section of the Stuart Highway after a successful 18-month evidence-based trial. Advocates …

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