Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

From Motorbike Writer: Driver faces lane filtering charges

This is a link back to an article by Mark Hinchliffe which was posted on 14 May 2019 on his site You may recall that in October 2018 there were a few incidents on the Majura Parkway where a 4 … Continue reading

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MRA ACT President Puts Money Where Mouth Is

Lorne Thurgar, the MRA ACT President, recently took part in the M.A.S.T.E.R.S. course at the ACT’s Fairbairn Park Hillclimb Circuit, and wanted to let more people know how beneficial he found it (see the original post here, along with pictures … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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From the AMC: Launch of MotoCAP

MotoCAP The right gear can greatly reduce the likelihood of permanent injuries from a crash and shorten hospital recovery times. With the right gear, you will enjoy a more comfortable ride, with less distraction, fatigue and dehydration. Riders are best … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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