Crackdown

Police video exposes stupid motorists

In the run-up to the usual Christmas crackdown on motorists, Queensland Police have released this video compilation of the stupid things some motorists do. We’ve edited down the bodycam vision a bit as it gets boring. However, it includes a rider doing 160km/h in a 60km/h zones, stupid drivers holding mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts …

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speed alert sign

Electric corner signs alert riders

Signs that light up and display a safety alert and message if you are riding too fast for the corner are being trialled in the UK. British company TWM Traffic Control Systems have developed the LED signs that include a radar sensor. Be alert, not alarmed But don’t worry! The smart alert signs are not …

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Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving turkey attacks motorcycle cop!

Maybe we should carry a turkey with us on our motorcycles this Thanksgiving to protect us from getting a speeding ticket from the police. It certainly worked for this driver who will be giving thanks to a turkey this Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving turkey The driver didn’t have the turkey in his car; it just showed up …

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Weekend warning on riding in NSW Wootton Way regional

Weekend warning on riding in regional NSW

Riders travelling through regional NSW this weekend not only need to be on the lookout for bushfires and road closures, but also police. NSW Police have launched Operation Chrome which they say will be “focusing on reducing rural road trauma this weekend”. Operation Chrome is being conducted in the Northern, Southern and Western regions tomorrow (Friday 29 …

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Resurfacing Roadworks midweek warriors regional

Slug riders over regional crashes: Austroads

Regional speed limits should be reduced up to 30km/h and riders slugged with a levy to fix rural roads, according to a new Austroads report. The worrying proposals are included in the Guide to Road Safety Part 5: Road Safety for Rural and Remote Areas. It points out that motorcyclist deaths have remained stable in major …

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Cops police speed speeding extended

NSW emergency speed rule extended

Despite criticism from motoring organisations and a motorcycle cop being hit by a driver, NSW has extended its rule to slow traffic to 40km/h past emergency services. The 12-month trial will be extended to a permanent law on September 26  but with some changes. It will now include tow trucks and and motorway recovery vehicles, …

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Cops police speed speeding extended

Legal defences to a speeding fine

If you have been fined for speeding based on a police officer’s estimate or “check speed”, there may be several defences, says NSW traffic and criminal law specialist Chris Kalpage. The Ducati-riding solicitor has previously provided our readers with tips on what to do when pulled over by police which expanded on our article “tips on …

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Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms long weekend visible

Highly visible police target spring riders

A highly visible police presence will target motorcyclists on Victorian country roads enjoying the warmer spring weather in Operation Argus this weekend. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane says officers would have a “heavy emphasis on motorcycle safety”. “As we head into spring we expect riders to start getting their bikes out of the …

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DayGlo Queensland Police quotas highlights

Do police traffic offence quotas exist?

The issue of police being directed to meet traffic offence targets or quotas are back in the news in Queensland and South Australia. The matter generally raises the ire of motorists who say it is proof that police are revenue raisers rather than performing road safety duties. Critics also say it leads to motorists being …

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Holiday riders caught on covert TruCAM

Brisbane riders who spent Wednesday’s Ekka Holiday riding the famed Mt Glorious Rd may find they have an unwelcome TruCAM speeding fine in the mail in the next couple of weeks. This video was recorded by rider David Englebright, showing police in the bushes using the TruCAM hand-held laser digital camera to record speeding offences. Holiday …

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