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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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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Cop-on-Phone honking

Rider abused for honking cop on phone

This video shows a rider honking his horn at a driver in front at a roundabout because he was on the phone and not moving. It turns out to be a Denver cop who then unloads abuse on rider Devin Jones and threatens to fine him for road rage. Fault So who is at fault here? Both! …

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Harley electric LiveWire ID specs

Transport expert supports bicycle ID

The coming wave of electric bikes and scooters will create an overlap with bicycles that will put more pressure on cyclists to have ID plates or devices, a transport expert says. Emeritus Professor of Transport Marcus Wigan says bicycles are legal transport and as such should be bound by the same features of ID as other …

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helping riders seeking justice

MBW helping riders seeking justice

The three most popular articles this year have been about riders successfully obtaining justice either in beating incorrect fines or, in once case, getting a driver fined for road rage. In all cases we are happy to say that Motorbike Writer has played a role. Lane filter justice The most popular article was the end result …

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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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Loose helmet strap Julian Collis

Rider loses helmet strap fine challenge

A Perth rider has failed in his challenge to a $550 fine for a loose helmet strap after he says he only loosened it with one hand to talk to two motorcycle police who pulled him over. Julian Collis says the judge sided with the officers despite proving in court he could undo his helmet …

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