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Ride Vision technology promises safer riding

Ride Vision will be the first aftermarket hi-tech collision avoidance and warning system available to riders of any type of motorcycle. The system will use standard action cameras mounted front and back, linked by an ECU that monitors traffic hazards and sends visual alerts via lights in the wing mirrors …

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Contradiction in speed warning messages

In a blatant contradiction, NSW police have collected almost $500,000 in fines from motorists flashing their headlights over the same five years a NSW road safety ad claimed motorists’ lives would have been saved if they had known about a speed camera. The fines were imposed on motorists flashing their …

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Open versus full-face and modular helmets

Some riders will only wear open-face helmets, some will only wear full-face, others wear different helmets in different conditions and some only wear flip-up or modular helmets. So which is best and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of helmet? We don’t want to preach to …

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Speed camera fines ‘not affected’ by virus

The “WannaCry” ransomware virus that affected 110 Victorian speed cameras in June 2017 and disrupted organisations including the British National Health Service, Russian Interior Ministry and Deutsche Bahn railways did not corrupt speed and red-light fines, a report has found. Police withdrew 600 fines and suspended 55,000 infringements pending the investigation by …

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Dangerous precedent in motorbike insurance hike

A dangerous precedent has been set with an American road safety report suggesting insurance companies price some motorists and vehicles off the road. The Road to Zero report from the USA’s National Safety Council doesn’t mention motorcycles in reference to insurance. However, it does suggest pricing risk-taking motorists off the …

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Bosch jet thrusters prevent motorcycle slides

Rocket-style thrusters that blast a jet of air out the side of your motorcycle could be used to prevent low-side slides, says German tech company Bosch. The company is now testing the gas-powered anti-slide system. No it’s not April 1. Bosch sees a future for safe motorcycles with intervention aids …

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Columnist crosses line on call for motorbike ban

A tabloid newspaper columnist who called for riders to be banned from “motorcycle roads” because they pose a risk to other motorists has attracted national and international attention and ire. Newcastle Herald columnist Jeff Corbett (pictured above) has certainly done his job of attracting readers. Click here to read his …

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Reservations about reduced speeds and barriers

Riders have expressed reservations about the possibility of speed reductions and unsafe barriers in impending roadworks on Brisbane’s most famous motorcycling road. Transport and Main Roads has contacted members of the Motorcycle Advocacy Group (Qld) to advise they are starting design work on $11.3 million worth of roadworks projects in the Mount …

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