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Are you covered for an ambulance ride?

Many riders may not realise that if they are involved in a crash, they may not be covered for what could be a very long and expensive ambulance ride. Freebies The good news for permanent Queensland and Tasmanian residents is that they are covered. Even if they travel interstate and crash. That includes all emergency …

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Potholes causing more riders to crash

Riders are three times more likely to be involved in crashes caused by potholes and poor road surfaces than any other vehicle type. A new British Automobile Association survey found that while potholes cause damage to cars, they are a greater injury threat to riders. They say riders swerving to avoid potholes can also cause crashes. …

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New dashcam recorder for motorcycles

More and more dashcam evidence is convicting traffic offenders and protecting vulnerable motorcyclists involved in SMIDSY crashes. Riders have a few options: Riders can wear a helmet camera which even Queensland police recommend and most police use, although Victoria police still believe it is illegal; They can wear an action camera on their body, but …

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Improve rider and bike visibility says Uni

Visibility of riders and their motorcycles should be increased and high-speed limits in rural areas reduced, a new Monash University’s Accident Research Centre report suggests. This is despite the report acknowledging that motorcycle crash rates have decreased as a proportion of the number of riders. (In NSW and Victoria alone, rider numbers have increased as …

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Witnesses sought for car hitting Harley

Witnesses are being sought after a 2004 blue Honda Accord sedan merged into a lane with a 2012 blue Harley-Davidson causing it to crash on the Logan Motorway at Springwood last Wednesday (November 7, 2018). Forensic Crash Unit investigators have released this video as part of an appeal for information. The crash happened about 4.50pm …

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Move to emergency motorcycle brake assist

German automotive technology company Continental AG plans to be the first with a motorcycle emergency brake-assist system that applies extra brake pressure when it senses a crash. Their system would not be automatic like in some cars that take over braking duties from the driver. Continental recognises that motorcycles are different to cars and say …

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics Miami

Motorcycle Accidents in Miami, FL (Sponsored post for Florida readers) Florida is an ideal state to own and enjoy a motorcycle. Year-round, the warm temperatures and captivating scenery make Miami, Florida a fitting environment for any motorcyclist. However, this bustling city is also the location to a substantial amount of motorcycle collisions. According to recent …

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Speed not the biggest killer, says MCC NSW

Speed is cited as the biggest killer on our roads because of a lack of expertise among police accident investigators, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. He says police accident investigators are not trained enough in motorcycle accident investigation. “Are investigators using speed as a catch-all reason for motorcycle accidents?” he asks. Police …

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Justice moves slowly over roadworks rider fatality

Some 31 months after a Darwin rider died in a roadworks crash, the wheels of justice grind on slowly as those responsible face fines up to $1.5m. NT Worksafe has charged the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Queensland company BMD Constructions with failing to comply with work health and safety obligations. The matter …

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How to reduce motorcycle CTP costs

How to reduce the high cost of CTP (compulsory third-party insurance) has always been an issue among motorcyclists, especially in NSW where drivers have received a rebate under a scheme introduced in 2017, but not riders. Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says the most frequent question they receive from riders is why don’t …

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