Wire rope barriers promise widow vote honoured

Promise to halt wire rope barriers

A pre-election promise to halt the rollout of wire rope barriers (WRBs) in Victoria falls short of advocating against their use. The promise has been made by the Victorian Liberal Nationals ahead of this month’s State election. They are not advocating against their use. “The Liberal Nationals support properly placed and installed wire rope barriers,” their …

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Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads honoured

Widow calls for halt on wire rope barrier ads

The widow of a rider killed in a crash involving a dead kangaroo and wire rope barriers (WRB) has called on the Victorian Government to halt “devastating” ads promoting the alleged safety of the barriers. Jan White’s husband, Phil, aged 60, died when his bike unavoidably hit a dead kangaroo on a 110km/h slightly sweeping bend …

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Motorcycle safety levy millions unspent

Millions in motorcycle safety levy fees unspent

Millions of dollars of Victorian riders’ “safety levy” fees are unspent on vital road infrastructure, prompting a riders’ group to call for a 50% reduction of the annual $70 fee. A Freedom of Information application to the Traffic Accident Commission by the Independent Riders’ Group shows that $18.5 million was unspent at the end of …

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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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Lane filtering

Call for faster lane filtering speed

Lane filtering speeds should be increased to 40km/h in Victoria, not 30km/h as in NSW, Queensland and the ACT, according to the Victorian Motorcycle Council. That’s one of the prime recommendations of the VMC in a submission to the Victorian Government which intends to introduce lane filtering laws from September 1, 2015. “The NSW and Queensland experience suggests …

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On the beach in Melbourne

Melbourne plan encourages motorcycles

Not all governments are out to get motorcycle riders! Melbourne City Council has produced a draft plan that nurtures and rewards motorcycle riders. The draft plan which will go to council in the next couple of weeks actively encourages motorcycling as a “sustainable form of transport, which assists in reducing traffic congestion”. Pinch us, because …

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Hi-vis motorcycle clothing candy

Support petition against hi-vis rider gear

Riders are invited to sign a petition against the Victorian Government’s recent decision to introduce hi-vis rider gear for newly licensed riders. SIGN THE PETITION HERE However, not only should Victorian riders sign the petition to protect their freedom and safety, but all riders should sign because it could spread to other states and countries …

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Brisbane free motorcycle parking CBD

Make motorcycle footpath parking legal

While 100 free motorcycle footpath parking spots have been added in Brisbane, you still can’t legally park your motorcycle on the footpath outside your home in most Australian towns and cities. Most municipalities ban parking your motorcycle, scooter or any vehicle on the footpath, nature strip or centre strip and hard-headed and hard-hearted council parking …

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