Monthly Archives:April 2015

“How To Be A Better Rider.”

28 Apr , 2015,
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UK based Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) have published their “How To Be A Better Rider” online. While it’s UK specific, there’s loads of great information and advice for all riders.

How human vision works and how we can prevent road accidents

21 Apr , 2015,
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Why do we fail to see objects on the road? Why do we tend not to look near the edges of a framed scene? RAF pilot and keen cyclist John Sullivan explains how human vision works and how we can prevent road accidents by overriding the natural limitations of our eyes and brain Explained here


Motorbike mayor on a mission

Apr , 2015,
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Bertrand Cadart, the beautifully mustachioed mayor of Glamorgan Spring Bay in Tasmania is doing the Black Dog ride the red centre to raise funds and awareness to help battle depression – an enemy he knows all too well. Watch Here


AMAQ-Ride Australian Motorcycle Academy

20 Apr , 2015,
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Getting your motorcycle licence is fast, easy and fun with the Q Ride Gold Coast team at Australian Motorcycle Academy!

Find them here  Website  & Facebook

Practice road rules (knowledge) test.

Apr , 2015,
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This online service allows you to practice your general, motorcycle and heavy vehicle tests. The questions used in these tests are similar to the questions used on the real tests.

Before taking any of the practice road rules tests, make sure you have read Your Keys to Driving in Queensland. You should also read the Motorcycle Riders Guide before taking the motorcycle test.

Click Here to Continue 

Survival Tips for Riding in City Traffic

16 Apr , 2015,
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This is from a Gentleman in Denver so makes the changes necessary for using in Australia.

Survival Tips for Riding in City Traffic READ MORE HERE.  

Travel Happy, Share the Road

9 Apr , 2015,
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No matter what State or Territory you find yourself this message is for all road users Travel Happy,

Watch Share the Road Here. 

Palaszczuk Government establishes Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum.

7 Apr , 2015,
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Police and road safety experts will meet with Queensland Government Ministers this week for top level talks on road safety.The state’s peak road safety organisations – RACQ and CARRS-Q – will join other key stakeholders at the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum to discuss ways to address the unacceptable Easter road toll on the state’s roads.

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum would draw on the advice of road safety experts and key stakeholders.

“The tragic loss of lives on Queensland’s roads over Easter should not have happened. We all need to work together to ensure it doesn’t happen again,” he said.

“This is an opportunity to lay everything out on the table. Let’s look at what works, what can work better and what steps need to be taken to curb this alarming spike in the state’s road toll.

“The forum is the first step in what will be a concerted campaign to maintain safety on Queensland’s road network.

“We want to hear from road safety experts about what may need to be implemented in the short term and any measures that may need to be implemented in the future.”

Mr Bailey said road safety was everyone’s responsibility.

“If it’s left to governments alone it will never work,” he said.

“We all need to get involved. We’re also keen to hear the views of the broader community and will take that feedback on board.

“Ultimately, our aim is to maintain safety on Queensland’s road network for all road users.

“While governments spend billions of dollars a year building and maintaining a safe and reliable road network, nothing is more important than the men, women and children who travel on our roads.”

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller said this year’s Easter road toll was the worst since seasonal records began in 1992.

“My heart goes out to all of the families affected by what has been a tragic period on our roads,” Mrs Miller said.

“Eight people died on Queensland roads over the Easter long weekend. Eight deaths is eight too many.

“Last Easter, three people lost their lives in crashes. This year, it’s nearly triple that and the Easter period isn’t over yet.

“That’s why we want to get as many experts as possible around the table to recommend what needs to be done to help make Queensland roads safer.”

Mrs Miller said the Government wanted to develop a plan with broad-based community support and a wide range of views from different stakeholders.

“This is in line with our commitment to be a consultative government and to keep Queenslanders safe,” she said.

Mrs Miller said during the remainder of the Easter holiday period, police will be out in force targeting high risk road behaviour including the fatal five – speeding, fatigue, drink and drug driving, driver distraction and drivers not wearing seatbelts.

“Please take a moment to think about how your driving habits could impact your life and the lives of those around you,” Mrs Miller said.

The first phase of the QPS road safety campaign ended at midnight. Phase two will run from today until the end of the Easter school holidays.