Lower truck speed limit trialled on the Monash Freeway

Is truck speed limit trial doomed?

The trial of a 90km/h speed limit for trucks on a section of the Melbourne Monash Freeway starting today (August 25, 2016) could be doomed to failure. This official animation video shows no benefit in traffic flow and even shows cars and motorcycles undertaking and making dangerous manoeuvres around trucks spread across the four-lane freeway.   …

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Rules of etiquette for roadworks sites

With so many roadworks sites around the country, we need to establish some rules of etiquette for their use, apart from just speed. ETIQUETTE RULE #1 First rule of roadworks etiquette should be that all bikes be allowed to shuffle to the front of the queue. I’ve done this on many occasions at the ubiquitous remote red …

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Three ‘rules’ for roadworks sites

With all the roadworks going on and no sign of them disappearing soon, we need to establish some roadworks etiquette, starting with these three “rules”. RULE 1 First rule of roadworks etiquette should be that all bikes should be allowed to shuffle to the front of the queue. This will allow the traffic to get …

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Motorcycles and trucks divided

Truck drivers and motorcycle riders seem to share a kinship of the open road. However, at the risk of upsetting truckies, there is a great divide between the two, not just in size, but in transport and road safety issues. While motorcycles can be the solution to many traffic problems, trucks are often the cause, …

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Rules for roadworks sites

With all the roadworks going on and no sign of them disappearing soon, we need to establish some roadworks etiquette. First rule of roadworks etiquette should be that all bikes should be allowed to shuffle to the front of the queue. I’ve done this on many occasions at the ubiquitous remote red light machines or …

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Major roadworks for Mt Glorious

Mt Glorious motorcycle fans will have to find another road for a while. The biker playground road just out the back of Brisbane is set for some major roadworks shortly which will disrupt traffic until about November. Moreton Bay Regional Council is planning major roadworks on Mt Nebo Rd from the Dr Red winery to …

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