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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. …

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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 The fines were withdrawn or suspended pending an investigation by Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage.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 …

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Fixed speed camera Victoria - fines suspended virus

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 …

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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 …

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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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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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Cyclist helmet laws

Cyclists, mums threatened by helmet law

Mums and cyclists could face fines if the Victorian Police interpretation of motorcycle helmet laws is upheld in a Magistrates Court. The bizarre turn of events is due to the police interpretation of Australian Standards which, if taken to the letter of the law, would even require motorcyclists to carry a book of instructions on the …

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Loopholes sought over helmet cameras

Helmet camera laws are being tested in a Victorian Magistrates’ Court where a rider is defending a fine of $289 and three demerit points for “failure to wear an approved helmet”. Defendant Max Lichenbaum’s case was put forward in the Frankton Magistrates Court this morning. Malcolm Cumming of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, explained that the arguments …

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Cop calls for motorcycle front number plates

A 13% drop in speed camera offences by Victorian motorcycles despite bike registrations increasing 25% has been cited as a need for front number plates. The Victorian Motorcycle Council says the statistics should be a good news story, but claim Road Safety Camera Commissioner Gordon Lewis has twisted the figures for his own purposes and …

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