Category Archives: News Items

[PRESS RELEASE] Motorcycle Awareness Week

How often do we hear “Sorry Mate, I didn’t See You” from a motorist who has either hit a motorcycle rider or had a near miss? The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT (MRA ACT) hears this a lot from riders who tell us about their near misses. Some years ago the MRA ACT decided […]

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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 wheel road user thought it would be good sport to swerve at passing motorcyclists that were […]

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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 and a video from the day)

I attended the Stay Upright (MRA ACT) MASTERs Course held […]

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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 of the MRA’s Toy and Blanket Run’s. Greg supplied each event with all our sound requirements […]

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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

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 protected when their whole body is covered with abrasion resistant materials, with added impact protection for the […]

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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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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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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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