Oxley Highway speed review cameras- Oxley Highway may set safety benchmark battle event

Oxley Highway awaits speed review

Recently announced roadworks and safety initiatives on the famed Oxley Highway in NSW do not mean the speed review has been cancelled. A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman told us the Oxley Highway Speed Zone Review is “still being finalised”. We’ve been told the speed review is “imminent” for the past year.  RMS had planned to …

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Low speed limits ‘set us up to fail’

Speed limits are generally too low and speed cameras so prolific that the number of unsuspecting motorists trapped has doubled in the past five years. Long-time motorcycle rider and flight instructor Peter Callil says this policy is set up to fail in the long term. He has previously provided an insight into scientific information about …

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Epidemic of reduced speed limits in 2016 fuel economy designer

Road designer explains speed limits

A former road designer says “safety has nothing to do” with reducing the speed limits and police and governments can change them with no good reason. The government official cannot be named for job security reasons, but he gave us an example of a recent speed reduction. “The latest one I’ve done went from 100 …

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Oxley Highway hillclimb speed reductions RMS safety standard limits moto fest

Speed limits come tumbling down

As riders anxiously await a speed review of the Oxley Highway, South Australian is slashing eight major highway speeds by 10km/h and VicPol wants speed limits reduced on unsealed roads. This is part of a growing trend of reducing speed limits around regional Australia. It’s a worrying trend as many of the roads being targeted …

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Save the Oxley organiser Ken Healey on his BMW K 1300 R - Motorcycle Friendly Town (Photo: Keoghs Vision Photography) siege flawed temporary repairs

Another town becomes motorcycle friendly

Wauchope, the gateway to the famed Oxley Highway, will this Saturday declare itself the first motorcycle friendly town in NSW. Its follows Bicheno in Tasmania which was the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in Australia and Texas in Queensland which was the first on the mainland. The Wauchope initiative to declare itself a Motorcycle Friendly Town …

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Oxley highway blitz battle

Another famed bike road drops speed limits

Speed limits on parts of the famed Oxley Highway will decrease from next Monday, September 19, 2016, after a road safety audit. SIGN PETITION TO STOP THE DECREASED SPEED ZONES It will join several other great motorcycle roads in Australia with reduced speed limits in an apparent effort to reduce motorcycle crashes. The infamous list includes Mt …

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Riders on Mt Glorious road works designer straight

Petition for higher mountain speed limits

A petition to review the speed limits on the famed motorcycle road over Mt Glorious behind Brisbane has met a wall of resistance at Parliament House. The petition was started by a group of motorcyclists last September over coffee at the Mount Glorious Cafe (formerly Maialla cafe) and has since amassed more than 600 signatures, …

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Speed limits 30km/h city honoured

Reduce the number of speed zones

It has been recognised that there are too many speed zones in Australia and that the frequency of zone changes is too high. This is among the findings of an Austroads research report. It’s something every motorist is already well aware of, yet it took 116 pages of the “Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed …

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