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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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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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***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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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From the AMC: Helmet Videos

This is a guest posting from Guy Stanford from the Australian Motorcycle Council With all the confusion around helmets and helmet laws, MCC of NSW got some funds from Transport for NSW to clarify some issues and move discussions away … Continue reading

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