Gerard Chee challenges impossible speed fine Harley-Davidson XR1200 trailer

Rider challenges impossible speeding fine

A rider is challenging a speeding fine he says is impossible because it claims he was doing 150% of the posted speed when he was riding uphill around a corner towing an 120kg trailer. Gerard Chee, 61, of Bribie Island, says he can’t remember the last time he copped a speeding fine. The incident was caught …

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LIDAR radar speed gun

Cops withdraw Lidar speed gun fines

South Australia Police is temporarily suspending use of the Lidar speed gun and withdrawing 150 speeding fines after three court decisions found police can misuse the handheld guns. The three defendants charged with speeding detected by police on Lidar guns had their fines overturned. Now, SAPOL is temporarily withdrawing Lidar guns until legislation is amended to …

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Speedo Minder Pro app by Steve Grealy

Speedo Minder app might save your licence

Unlike many speed-alert apps and GPS devices, the new Australian Speedo Minder Pro app alerts riders when they are over the posted speed limit and until they slow down. It also has a lot more adjustment to suit your needs. App developer Steve Grealy, 60, of Adelaide says it took “nearly four years, quite a few …

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New Mt Glorious roadworks fail in first rain speed reduced

Wot-thu! Road improved but speed reduced

What is the point of improving the quality of a road at millions of dollars expense to the taxpayers and ratepayers only to then have the speed limit reduced 33%? That is exactly what has happened on one of our favourite motorcycle routes – Mt Nebo Rd – and it is not alone. In recent …

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Blip the throttle in a tunnel

Tunnels top traps for speed cameras

Speed cameras in tunnels account for three of the top six sites in Queensland and NSW for speed camera offences. Total speeding fine revenue across Australia easily tops $1.1 billion annually and Victoria leads the revenue grab. But Transurban tunnels seem to be among the biggest revenue collectors. In Queensland, there were more than 36,000 …

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Curve signs - Oxley Highway may set safety standard Austroads read Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) Signs

Vehicle sensors read speed signs 

Future motorcycles and other vehicles may have sensors that read roadside speed limit signs and electronically intervene to limit the vehicle’s speed. Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) is already included in some luxury cars and could soon be more widespread as automated cars, buses, trucks and even motorcycles become available. The technology uses sensors which “read” …

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Blind rider Ben Felten

Watch blind rider Ben Felten set speed record

You can watch Australian rider Ben Felten become the fastest blind man on two wheels when his record-setting run is broadcast on Channel Seven at 8pm on the Sunday Night program (5 August, 2018). Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials …

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Lee Munro on the Spirit of Munro 200mph speed week

Munro name returns to Bonneville Speed Week

Burt Munro’s great nephew, Lee Munro, is returning to Bonneville Speed Week on a modified Indian Scout in an attempt to crack 200mph (321.8km/h) next week. Lee’s attempts last year fell short, but the Kiwi still scored a new land speed record of 191.286mph, smashing the previous record of 176mph for the 1350cc Modified Partial Streamliner …

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LIDAR radar speed gun

Call to challenge LIDAR speeding fines

Three defendants charged with speeding detected by police on LIDAR guns have had their fines overturned, prompting a call for riders to challenge any speeding fines they believe are incorrect. South Australian Ride to Review spokesman Tim Kelly says the SA Supreme Court judgements indicate that the handheld guns can be misused by police. He …

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Ripple strips on the Oxley highway

Riders challenge Oxley Highway ripple strips

Ripple strips on double white lines and edge lines on two sections of the Oxley Highway have been challenged by local riders as slippery, dangerous and “madness”. However, the Roads and Maritime Services says they will prevent drivers dangerously crossing on to the wrong side of the road and follow complaints raised by riders in November …

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