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Uniform technology boost for motorcycle safety

A company that has developed vehicle-to-motorcycle (V2M) technology will join the Connected Motorcycle Consortium to develop an industry-wide uniform motorcycle platform for V2M communication. The Autotalk V2M system, launched in June 2017, detects motorcycles not visible to the human eye, cameras or other sensors and alerts riders and drivers to …

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Modern headlights dazzling motorcyclists 

Modern Xenon and LED headlights are dangerously dazzling motorcycle riders and car drivers, leading to a UN investigation into the road safety issue. These brighter headlights are becoming more prevalent as standard equipment in modern cars and motorcycles. LED headlights on a 2018 Goldwing However, they have been found to …

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Protest ride over wire rope barriers

All riders concerned about the proliferation of wire rope barriers are invited to join a protest ride in Victoria on May 8, 2018. Independent Riders Group (IRG) spokesman Damien Codognotto has been vocal about his rejection of the wire rope barriers and has organised the ride. However, he says it …

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Motorcycle Safety 101: Being a Safer Rider

Motorcycle Safety 101 for American Riders: There’s nothing like the freedom of taking on the open road on a motorcycle but the sad reality is that motorcycle deaths happen 27 times more frequently and motorcycle injuries also occur six times more frequently than crashes involving other types of vehicles, according to the …

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Light roads could fix slippery molten tar

Los Angeles is resurfacing roads with a light material to reduce heat, but it could also one day solve the problem of Australia’s melting tar which is slippery and dangerous for motorcyclists. Popular Science reports that LA is coating its roads in CoolSeal, a light-grey paint that keeps streets and …

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Survey on Victorian country roads

Riders around Australia have been urged to take part in a survey on whether Victoria’s country roads should be managed and maintained by VicRoads or local councils. The state is a Mecca for riders from all over the country for the World Superbikes and MotoGP at Phillip Island. They also …

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University urges bike awareness training

Motorcycle awareness should be included in all driver training and increased in safety campaigns, according to the authors of an Australian National University study. It found that drivers are twice as likely to miss seeing a motorcycle compared with a taxi and admit they do not expect to see motorcyclists. …

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Who’s to blame in rider-driver rage?

This road rage video of two motorcyclists and a driver has attracted more than a quarter of a million views with viewers divided on who is to blame. It seems the male rider initiates the rage near Berowra north of Sydney by dividing in front of the Nissan SUV driver. …

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