Cyclist identification call rejected

Cyclist identification proposal rejected

A Tasmanian Motorcycle Council proposal for free identification numbers for cyclists over 18 has been rejected. Council president Paul Bullock confirms the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council discussed the TMC’s policy proposal.   Proposal rejected “RSAC did not endorse the proposal,” he says. “Discussions identified that it might be timely to develop a campaign about all …

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VIN PPSR Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

Cheap and easy check on used motorcycles

If you are buying a used motorcycle, you should check to see if it is stolen, has money owing on it, has been written off in a crash or has been damaged in a flood or storm. Buyers used to check the state-based REVS (Register of Encumbered Vehicles) or VSR (Vehicle Securities Register). Since 2012, …

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Should solo bikes have cheaper rego?

Solo-seat motorcycles, or bikes that have been modified to seat only the rider, should attract a cheaper registration as they do in Queensland. Actually, it’s the compulsory third party insurance component which makes solo motorbikes about $200 cheaper to register in the Sunshine State. It’s not widely known in other states and even Indian Motorcycle …

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Petition against late registration rip-off

A petition has been started to halt the Queensland Government’s rip-off penalty of the equivalent of a whole month’s registration if you are even one day late with your renewal. For a motorcycle that is about $40 on a $482 annual fee for dual-seat registration ($294 for single seat), which recently went up almost 10% an are …

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