Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

Passing of Greg Williams

It is with great sadness that I announce to all our supporters of the MRA ACT, that Mr Greg Williams has recently passed away.
Our condolences go to Greg’s family and friends. Greg was a valued friend and ardent supporter of the MRA’s Toy and Blanket Run’s. Greg supplied each event with all our sound requirements […]

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Joe Rider is Out on the Town

Joe Rider will set off on Saturday October 13 to ride for the week for rider awareness. Riders wearing vests with “JOE” on the back can be on the road any time of the day or night so always be alert and watch out for Joe. If you see “JOE”, you have seen a rider.
Look […]

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For safety’s sake: grants to help protect Canberra’s vulnerable road users

The President and Committee of the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT are pleased that Minister Rattenbury, through the ACT Road Safety Fund, has seen the value of funding the important Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign.
Joe Rider is part of Motorcycle Awareness Week which starts on 13th October, and the MRA ACT will ask […]

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From the AMC: Launch of MotoCap

https://www.motocap.com.au/
This is an outstanding achievement.
A world first.
All Australian States are signed on.

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Message for Riders – New Law in New South Wales

This is a new road rule that commences from the 1st September, 2018 which relates to passing stationary emergency vehicles displaying their strobe lights. All motorists must slow to 40km/h to pass and carries a hefty penalty for failing to do so.
http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/slow-down-for-emergency-vehicles/index.html
The new rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary […]

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Calling all Secretary’s

Ever wanted to be right in the middle of all the action, news, and activities that the MRA ACT do and discuss?
Well then, this is your day! The MRA ACT committee is presently down a secretary.
Drop the committee a note if you’re interested; we look forward to working with you!

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From the AMC: BITRE Road Deaths Summary – June 2018

This is a guest posting from Shaun Lennard, chairman of the Australian Motorcycle Council

Six months in to this year, and it’s looking like “good” news based on the monthly national summary of road deaths. The report for June 2018 was published yesterday. The total motorcycle fatalities year-to-date has returned to where it was a couple […]

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From the AMC: ARRB

This is a guest posting from Guy Stanford from the Australian Motorcycle Council

David Milling, from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), was the rider of the hi-tech FJR1300 used by ARRB to collect data as part of studies in recent years conducted in Queensland and South Australia into motorcycles and road infrastructure.
Last month, Dave made […]

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Motorcycle Safety with Regard to Light Rail Construction Process

The following article, released in the Canberra Times on 27 April, highlights issues raised by the public regarding the light rail works’ ‘level crossings’ and if they are indeed appropriately safe, for all motor and on-road vehicles.
Have you encountered any such unsafe situations, specifically on a motorcycle, or witnessed anything? If so, feel free to […]

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ACT Black Dog 1 Dayer 2018

On Sunday 18 March, some of the MRA ACT committee took part in the ACT leg of the Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer; going from Queenbeyan to Batemans Bay.
The MRA ACT enjoys contributing to and/or taking part in causes that benefit riders, and the general community, and it was a pleasure to ride together with […]

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