Ugly speedometer HUD

Stop speedometer gazing with ‘ugly’ HUD

A Toronto rider has developed an affordable but ugly head-up display (HUD) for a motorcycle helmet that provides speed alerts only so you don’t have to stare at your speedometer all the time. Colin Lam, who has started producing the HUD for just $US79, admits the controller unit is bulky and ugly, but says it …

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280km/h Kawasaki NT POlice

280km/h Kawasaki rider still on the run

A rider who evaded Northern Territory Police and sped away at up to 280km/h on a Kawasaki ZX-10R is still on the run. NT Police say a motorcycle cop tried to intercept the rider when he noticed the false “XPLOD” plate on the back of the black-and-green Kwaka on about 9am on Monday (13 May …

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30km/h speed target in Global Road Safety Week city

City speed limit down to 30km/h

Melbourne plans to drop its CBD speed limit to 30km/h, the lowest of any capital city in Australia, following a Monash University report to council. The new speed limit will replace the 40km/h limit introduced seven years ago between Flinders, Spring, La Trobe and Spencer streets. The university research says the lower speed will protect vulnerable …

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Saher speed camera

Saher speed camera bills your account

New Saudi Arabian Saher speed cameras that can also detect tailgaters and excessive lane changing will directly bill a motorist’s bank account when they detect a traffic offence. Saher’s new generation of traffic cameras are being installed throughout Saudi Arabia where 1500 traffic accidents and up to 17 fatalities occur every day. When the cameras …

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Does camera surfing cause speeding?

Camera surfing is the phenomenon where riders and drivers slow as they approach a speed camera and then speed up after the cameras. The expression of camera surfing was developed by former Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis and it’s been proved in research by his office. So does that mean rather than generally …

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Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland photo - riders at Federal Parliament mandatory recalls representative road safety survey

Riders needed for road safety survey

Riders are urged to take part in a major survey on attitudes to road safety strategies which has so far only received responses from four motorcyclists. Click HERE to take part in the survey! Dr João Canoquena of the University of Notre Dame Australia, says the final round of the survey now requires rider support …

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Speeding fine police

Did cop get speeding tickets wrong?

A Brisbane magistrate has found a rider guilty of speeding, despite video evidence seeming to show he was the only one of four riders travelling together who was not speeding. Steve, whose surname has been withheld, says the Magistrate took more than three hours to view the video evidence, but declared he could not see …

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Dangers of organised group rides numbers

No safety in numbers for speeding riders

Riders who believe there is safety in numbers may be in for a shock when the whole group is pulled over by police and fined for speeding. The issue was brought to our attention when three of a group of four Brisbane riders were recently pulled over and fined for speeding. One of the riders …

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Police Covert speed camera

Is covert speed detection a deterrent?

Most motorists hate covert speed detection by police, yet they seem to be finding more and more sneaky ways to cover themselves while operation radar units and speed cameras. Gold Coast rider Gary Lynn confronted the cop photographed in the bushes above on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd last Sunday. “Don’t they realise their presence on the …

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Passing lanes

Passing lanes make motorists safer

Passing lanes make motorists safer with many speeding up to 125km/h to safely pass, yet police continue to set up speed traps in these safe sections of road. Austroads has published a report that found passing lanes have many safety benefits, including perceived safety by motorists, safer operational conditions, and historical crash reductions. That’s despite …

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