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Ride motorcycles wisely

Monday, 09 October 2017

It’s easy to see the appeal of motorcycles – they are cheaper than cars, practical, fuel-efficient and, for many riders, a thrilling experience. Over the past 10 years, 5% more Australians each year have registered motorcycles. Riding in this country has also become less life threatening. While the number of motorcyclist deaths has stayed much the same over the decade, the national trend in fatality rates has fallen.

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Ride to Work Week 8-15 October

Monday, 25 September 2017

During the cooler days of Winter, some motorcycle riders prefer to leave their bike in the garage. Now Spring is here, it’s time to get back on the bike and ride to work. Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week runs from 8 to 15 October and encourages all Australian riders to dust off their bikes and ride to work.

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Left handers have more accidents

Monday, 11 September 2017

People who are born left handed often seem to have a hard time at school. Maybe it’s the smudges on their exercise books from writing with a “crab” hand. Now one UK insurer has found left handers are more likely to cause accidents on the road. They also get 50% more speeding fines and, paradoxically, pass their drivers tests first time.

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Horns that quack like a duck

Monday, 04 September 2017

Living on a crossroads in a busy suburb, we hear drivers honking their horns regularly. We even call it “the daily honk”. But what if, instead of the grating klaxon, we heard the quacking of a duck?

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Quad bikes are not toys

Monday, 10 July 2017

This year, already five people have tragically died in quad bike accidents. Quad bikes, or ATVs (all terrain vehicles) are often used on farms and not usually registered for sealed roads. Unfortunately, people use them in unintended ways or are too young or unfit to ride them safely. The NSW government has set out to stop this worrying trend.

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