Safety tips for returning riders

Safety tips for returning riders

It’s just like riding a bike right? Well, yes, obviously. But also no, not exactly. Statistics show that motorcyclists who have taken a long...
The TAC’s latest Motorcycle Monitor, which surveyed 2,443 motorcycle licence holders, found a decline in the number of riders who are happy to ride within the speed limit.

More motorbike riders think it is okay to speed, survey finds

An increasing number of Victorian motorbike riders believe they should be able to exceed speed limits, according to a Transport Accident Commission survey. The TAC’s...
In a statement, the DVSA’s Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn said it had been just over a year since the DVSA started doing more compliance checks on the motorcycling industry.

Enforcement action taken over rogue motorcycle instructors

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has removed over 100 instructor licences and taken 18 Approved Training Bodies (ATBs) off its official...
Bernard Carlon, Executive Director of Transport for New South Wales’ Centre for Road Safety, said the award was well deserved and shows Australia is leading the way in road safety both here and overseas.

Australia’s motorcycle clothing rating system wins international award

MotoCAP – the Australian rating system for motorcycle clothing – has been awarded the Road Safety Award at the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)...
The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) and The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have already endorsed MotoCAP which tests the quality of motorcycle gear in Australasian conditions.

Motorcycle helmet safety standard launched

A new Australian safety rating for motorcycle helmets has been released to accompany the MotoCAP gear safety rating. The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) and...
The study, which runs until April 2020, will focus on Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Uganda where the use of motorcycles for daily activities is high.

New research project aims to improve motorcycle safety in Africa

Road safety experts have launched a study looking at motorcycle safety in Africa. Fred Engineering, an international consulting firm specialising in road safety, and SWOV,...
The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH), a consortium of Transport for NSW, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) and Transport Accident Commission (TAC), tested 30 helmets against a range of criteria including protection and comfort.

New motorcycle helmet safety ratings released

Safety ratings on motorcycle helmets have been released to coincide with Motorcycle Awareness Month. The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets (CRASH), a consortium...
The BikerTek campaign features a spoof pop up shop which has been set up at bike shows and cafes across south east England selling new bike “parts”.

Motorbike safety campaign targets leisure riders

A campaign has been launched by Highways England aimed at reducing the number of motorbike crashes in the UK. The BikerTek campaign features a spoof...
The Road Safety Commission has called upon The Motorcycle Clothing Assessment Program (MotoCAP) Chief Scientist and Deakin University Research Fellow Christopher Hurren to provide practical advice for motorcycle riders making the most of the fine and warm conditions on the roads.

Motorcyclists urged not to compromise on protective clothing

Motorcycle riders in Western Australia (WA) have been warned not to compromise on protective clothing despite warmer spring weather approaching. The Road Safety Commission has...
The campaign, which coincides with the start of the riding season, is led by the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MSAC). Riders are encouraged to take a refresher course and have their motorbikes professionally serviced.

Motorcyclists urged to be “ride ready”

Motorcyclists in New Zealand are being reminded how they can keep themselves safe during September’s Motorcycle Awareness Month. The campaign, which coincides with the start...
Around 120,000 visitors are expected to attend the event and, with a large number of motorcyclists expected, Highways England will be inside Silverstone with partners from the emergency services to promote key safety messages.

Warning issued to MotoGP visitors

Highways England traffic officers have issued a safety warning to people planning to visit the British MotoGP over the bank holiday weekend. Around 120,000 visitors...
Every year more than 5,000 motorcyclists are killed in crashes on US roads with many of the tragedies attributed to a motor vehicle driver not seeing the motorcyclists.

Bikers reluctant to wear high-visibility clothing

Motorcyclists are reluctant to wear high-visibility gear which could make them safer on the road, according to a new report. Every year more than 5,000...