Blip the throttle in a tunnel rhythm

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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Epidemic of reduced speed limits in 2016

Are there too many changes in speed zones?

Despite a 2014 Austroads report finding there are too many speed zones and the frequency of zone changes is too high, chances of authorities making any changes as a result of the report are minimal, an Austroads official admits. The 116-page “Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed Limits at High-Rick Locations” report is not a …

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Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is this weekend going for the Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner.

Blind Aussie rider goes for speed record

Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is this weekend going for the Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner. Click here to post your best wishes on his Facebook page. At 16, Ben crashes his bike into a tree and was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, …

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speed demons monash contradiction

Monash University conducts speed survey

A new Monash University survey is asking the public about speed limits, point-to-point speed cameras and a proposal for a 40km/h suburban limit in the ACT. While it may seem a progressive move, the research will be compiled by the Monash University Accident Research Centre which is known for its bias towards decrease speeds, more …

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Indian Roadmaster Classic on the Oxley highway

Motorcycle crash statistics flawed

Motorcycle crash statistics cited to reduce speed on the Oxley Highway are flawed, leaving riders wondering how many other  crash statistics are also flawed. NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey this week announced that speed on 44km of the highway’s mountain section would be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h from December 13, 2017. It follows a …

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