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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.
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 […]
This is an outstanding achievement.
A world first.
All Australian States are signed on.
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.
The new rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is with great privilege to be able to relay the Australian Motorcycle Council’s media release concerning the new nationally-agreed Australian Road Rules published this week.
Of note are the following:
Formalise the use of European helmets certified to UN/ECE 22-05
UN/ECE 22-05 provide safer helmets and a more competitive market
Clarify that standards compliance for helmets is at […]