Category Archives: News Items

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

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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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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***CALLING ALL STATES*** AMC Welcomes Road Rule Changes

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 […]

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Supporting Our Community – Thanks from St John’s Care

Rhonda Thorpe, Operations Manager to St John’s Care, sent a beautiful letter of thanks to all MRA ACT members for the continued generosity and support of community organisations such as theirs.
An excerpt from the letter:

Last year in the Present Room, we were able to provide major gifts, books and stocking fillers for around 525 children […]

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From the AMC: Towards 2020: Vital Next Phase of Automated Vehicle Regulation Approved

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

AUTOMATED VEHICLES
What is proper control of a vehicle?
The big question is WHO is liable in the case of a crash with an automated vehicle (property damage and injury compensation).

Many road authority administrators believe that replacing humans with robots will solve all the problems […]

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