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Speed limits come tumbling down

As riders anxiously await a speed review of the Oxley Highway, South Australian is slashing eight major highway speeds by 10km/h and VicPol wants speed limits reduced on unsealed roads. This is part of a growing trend of reducing speed limits around regional Australia. It’s a worrying trend as many of the roads being targeted …

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Two bike crash investigations ongoing

Police investigations into two controversial motorcycle crashes in Melbourne are still not resolved up to four months later. The first happened on July 17 at 1.40pm when a woman in a Camry drove in front two motorcycle riders in Melbourne. The riders, Steve Caruana and Marc Logan, have only recently left hospital and are still …

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Toy Run

Cops cancel toy run over ‘safety’ issues

Homeless, starving and disadvantaged children may be the big losers after the Victorian Police and Council of Port Phillip Bay rejected a permit to stage the annual Father Bob Toy Run in St Kilda, Melbourne. However, Independent Riders Group spokesman Damien Codognotto has vowed the three-year event will go ahead this year. “This is not …

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AirDog drone

Are drones the new speed cameras?

Are drones the new tool in the police arsenal to clamp down on speeding and other traffic infringements? Veteran racer Marty Thompson believes they could be after a riding partner witnessed Victorian Police testing drone technology on the Great Ocean Road, now known as “Australian Crawl” due to over policing and ridiculously low speed limits. …

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Police warn riders heading to MotoGP

Riders face long delays getting to the MotoGP at Phillip Island this month as Victorian Police have warned riders of a heavy presence in and around the track and eastern Victoria region. In what they refer to as “Operation Motosafe”, they will have road blocks, random breath testing and number plate identification to check for illegal motorcycles. …

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Tony Deane fined for a helmet camera

Police ‘conspiracy’ in helmet camera case

Police prosecutors have been accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over a helmet camera fine that has now been thrown out of court. They have also been accused of “despicable” behaviour, lack of transparency and misdirection of the court. The NSW Police have rejected the allegations. It all started when Coffs Harbour …

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