Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms

Motorcycle police ramp up riding gear

Gone are the days when motorcycle police rode around in jodhpurs and a leather jacket with no protectors. International Workplace, Health and Safety standards now require police to have certified safety riding gear. Most seem to be complying in a more responsible example to all riders. Queensland Police last week unveiled their new DayGlo yellow …

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Lane filtering police bikes

Victoria Police start motorcycle lane filtering

Victoria Police will add small dirt bikes to their fleet to allow officers to lane filtering through traffic while patrolling for speeding motorists. A VicPol release says the 2015 KTM 500 EXC Special Access Motorcycles combine the manoeuvrability of a trail bike with the speed-detection capabilities of traditional road bikes such as their BMW R 1200 models. Road Policing Assistant …

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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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Helmet camera offence stalls in court

While a fine for a tinted helmet visor has been withdrawn, another fine for a helmet camera continues to be dragged out in the courts. The helmet camera case against defendant Max Lichenbaum was adjourned in the Frankston Magistrates Court this month for a new hearing date of September 16, 2015, due to the courts …

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