victoria nsw cops police Horror bike crashes in two states collision vehicle multi

Rider injured in Melbourne hit/run

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Melbourne rider was thrown from his motorbike and injured in a collision with a car that stopped, but then left the scene. It follows a spate of hit-run crashes involving cars and motorcycles in Melbourne in the past couple of months. This latest incident occurred in East Malvern …

Read more

victoria nsw cops police Horror bike crashes in two states collision vehicle multi

Rider dies in two-bike collision

A motorcyclist has died and another is being airlifted to hospital following a collision between two bikes in Shepparton East this morning (4 May 2019). Victorian Police say the two motorbikes collided on Coach Road near the Midland Highway just after 12.30am. One male rider, who is yet to be formally identified, died at the …

Read more

victoria nsw cops police Horror bike crashes in two states rider deaths

Police action in 2 states over rider deaths

Police in NSW and Victoria have launched special operations in response to a rapid escalation in rider deaths so far this year. The NSW action comes after the deaths of three riders in as many days. Meanwhile, Victorian Police Operation Kinetic will add 300 shifts over the next 10 weeks to increase patrols of the …

Read more

Victoria Solo Unit motorcycle police uniforms fatalities

Witnesses sought for two rider fatalities

It’s been a horror start to the year for motorcycle fatalities in Victoria with 12 riders now dead after two more crashes today(Sunday, February 10, 2019). Latrobe Highway Patrol officers are appealing for a witness to come forward after a fatal motorcycle collision in Mirboo North this morning. (UPDATE: Police have now identified and spoken …

Read more

double crash investigations justice conviction

Long wait for justice after double crash

A year after two motorcycle riders were taken out by a driver who crossed two stationary lanes of traffic, the riders have not seen justice as the driver is yet to face court. Riders Steve Caruana and Marc Logan spent several months in hospital and are still undergoing rehabilitation, yet to return to full-time work. …

Read more

Fixed speed camera Victoria - fines suspended virus plate scam

Fines reissued despite camera virus

Thousands of speed and red-light infringements recorded while 110 Victorian were infected by a software virus have now been reissued. The fines were withdrawn or suspended pending an investigation by Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage. Despite Motorbike Writer only receiving confirmation on Thursday that the investigation had started, it now appears the preliminary investigation …

Read more

Fixed speed camera Victoria - fines suspended virus plate scam

Speed camera fines suspended, not cancelled

Victorian Police have suspended, not cancelled, fines recorded by 110 fixed speed and red light cameras infected by “WannaCry” ransomware virus from June 6-23. UPDATE: A preliminary investigation has concluded and all fines have now been reinstated. Read the full report here. Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said almost 600 fines had been “cancelled” and …

Read more

double crash investigations justice conviction

Two motorcycle crash investigations stall

Police investigations into two controversial motorcycle crashes in Melbourne have stalled after almost six months, infuriating the rider victims. The first crash 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 left hospital but are still …

Read more

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 …

Read more

Police cops speed speeding motogp

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. …

Read more