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Riders charged after two police pursuits

Two motorcyclists riding at speeds of more than 200km/h have been charged following two separate pursuits with NSW Police in Sydney’s south west. This is the type of stupid behaviour that brings all riders into disrepute. It may also delay an easing of pandemic travel restrictions as Queensland plans to do from next Saturday. Here is …

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Driver charged over fatal bike crash

A 70-year-old male driver will face court in March charged over a fatal motorcycle crash in Dubbo on New year’s Eve 2019. NSW Police say the driver’s ute collided with a motorcycle about 9pm on the Mitchell Highway in Maryvale, just north of Wellington. A male rider aged 26 died at the scene. NSW Police …

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Crashed riders risk negligent charge

More and more riders are being charged with negligent driving (riding) after a single-vehicle crash, says NSW traffic and criminal law specialist Chris Kalpage. Our contributing lawyer has previously written articles about defending various charges and last time he addressed the issues arising out of dangerous driving and negligent driving causing death or grievous bodily …

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NSW motorcycle police demerits

Double demerits for Australia Day weekend

Police in all states will be out in force over the Australia Day long weekend with double demerits applying from tomorrow (24 January 2020) in NSW, the ACT and Western Australia until midnight Monday. in NSW, they’re calling it Operation Safe Return and they are asking motorists to “look after themselves and others in the true spirit of ‘mateship’ this …

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Confrontation

Confrontation leads to motorcycle crash

A motorcycle rider has ended up rear-ending a vehicle that brake-checked him after they had a confrontation recently on Melbourne’s Western Ring Road. This video posted on Dashcam Owners Australia shows that the rider has taken offence to something done by the P-plate driver of the BMW. Perhaps they were tailgating him – one of our pet …

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Rider arrested on 55 traffic offences

RUNIT rider nabbed on 55 offences

A 22-year-old man wanted for 55 traffic offences including several for speeds of more than 150km/h in Brisbane’s northern suburbs has finally been nabbed. Watch the Queensland Police video below of several occasions where the rider is spotted by police who give up the chase for public safety reasons when he speeds off. He is …

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NSW motorcycle police demerits

Bike cop pings driver 34 demerits

A NSW Police Motorcycle Response Group rider has caught a female driver using a mobile phone while negotiating a roundabout, contributing to her incurring $1793 in fines and 34 demerits. Motorcycles are considered an important asset to police, manoeuvring in traffic congestion, public event management, dignitary escorts, ceremonial duties, and speed and traffic offence patrols. …

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Double demerit points

How double demerit points can affect you

Double demerit points apply from Friday (20 December 2019) in NSW, the ACT and Western Australia, affecting licensed riders not only in those states, but also Queensland. The penalty period lasts until January 1 (inclusive) in NSW and ACT and January 5 in WA where one rider copped a hefty 14 demerit points and $1200 fine …

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Novelty helmet doubt covers

Are novelty motorcycle helmet covers legal?

Many riders like to get into the holiday spirit by wearing Santa, elf, Elmo or reindeer novelty helmet covers. However, they could be a safety hazard, they may void your insurance and some police say they may be illegal. Safety aspects of novelty covers While novelty helmet covers may be fun and potentially protect your …

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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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