Bike crash video a timely lesson

This crash video of a Sydney rider hitting a van that suddenly appears out of a line of slow-moving traffic is similar to the recent double motorcycle crash in Melbourne in the video below. (Fast forward the top crash video to the two-minute mark.) It is a timely lesson to both riders and other motorists in heavy …

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Double bike crash probe drags on

Investigations into a terrifying double motorcycle crash in Melbourne as shown in this dash cam video are continuing – more than a month after the accident happened on July 16, 2016. The video seems to show clear evidence that the female driver, 23, failed to give way, yet no charges have yet been laid. The injured riders …

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Probe continues in double bike crash

Investigations into a terrifying double motorcycle crash in Melbourne as shown in the above dash cam video are continuing – 18 days after the accident happened on July 16, 2016. The video seems to show clear evidence that the driver failed to give way, yet no charges have yet been laid. However, we should be …

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No charges in double motorcycle crash

Charges are yet to be laid over a terrifying double motorcycle crash in Melbourne as shown in the above dash cam video. The incident has sparked a lot of controversial debate on social media about whether the two male riders were speeding and the young female driver was impeded by a Muslim headscarf. A University …

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Motorcycle toy run set for record

The 38th annual Melbourne Toy Run will be staged this weekend (December 20, 2015) at a new venue which organisers hope will help achieve record numbers and become a state event. The Victorian Motorcycle Council ill stage the event at Tabcorp Park in Melton and are expecting to attract more than 8000 riders, breaking the Guinness World Record for …

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Cyclists and pedestrians hamper lane filtering

Cyclists and pedestrians are obstructing the introduction of lane filtering in Victoria from September 1 with the use of bike lanes already axed. Online public consultation has now closed and Vic Roads has entered the design phase, but Australian Motorcycle Council secretary Tony Ellis says there have been delays because VicRoads has invited the bicycle …

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Mandatory hi-vis vests for riders?

Slowly authorities are introducing requirements for riders to carry or wear hi-vis clothing. Victoria requires novice riders to wear a hi-vis vest and now France has introduced a rule where riders have to carry a hi-vis vest. The fine is €11 (about $A15) rising to €100 (about $A150) if they fail to wear the vest …

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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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Why front number plates are dumb

Front number plates would cost the motorcycle community millions in initial outlay and ongoing annual costs, according to the Victorian Motorcycle Council. READ THEIR FULL REPORT HERE The VMC has compiled their compelling case against front number plates after recent comments by Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis who claimed the drop in speed camera offences …

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Victoria rejects bike levy ban

Motorcycle riders have been left feeling a little flat after a bike safety report that promised so much has failed to convince the legislators to deliver on some of its important points. The Victorian Government Road Safety Committee’s 500+ page final report on their 18-month Parliamentary Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety (PIMS) contained 64 recommendations positive …

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