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Thursday 25th April 2019
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By VMC Admin

As riders, we hear it all the time that bikes are hard to see. We hear that we should be wearing bright clothing and hi viz to make ourselves more visible.

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Category: General
Thursday 25th April 2019
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By VMC Admin

Riders... With wetter weather coming our way, try your best to maintain at least a 2 second safety gap ahead of you, and at least 4 seconds in bad weather. This gives you greater forward visibility, and more time and space

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Category: General
Friday 19th April 2019
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By Richard

Luke Wilson died 10 years ago when a car driven by a police officer did a U-turn in front of him. The police officer was subsequently acquitted of all serious driving charges.

A description of what happened to Luke is from an article by Andrew Rule in the Herald Sun from 2013.

"A SPLIT-SECOND is the difference between

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Category: General
Tuesday 26th March 2019
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By Richard

peterandminister

The VMC were invited by the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the TAC, the Honourable Jaala Pulford, 

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Category: General
Thursday 21st March 2019
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By VMC Admin

Riders of Victoria... Indeed, Australia.

This is a chance for you to have your say in a national survey on "Characteristics

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Category: General
Tuesday 19th March 2019
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By Richard

Recently VicPol conducted a 3-day operation, Operation Acer, targeting motorcycle riders on the freeways.

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Category: Notifications
Friday 15th March 2019
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By Richard

fedsquare 

 

A follow up from the previous blog on parking behind  Federation Square. We are a determined and  adaptive

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Category: General
Friday 15th March 2019
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By VMC Admin

We recently came across a New Zealand Police poster covering "Motorbike Safety", specifically the topic of motorbike "gear" (or protective clothing). We are sharing this for the information of riders and as something to take into consideration for the safety of your rides - allowing you to make a more informed and educated choice.

This

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Category: General
Friday 8th March 2019
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By Richard

It has been brought to the attention of the VMC by one of our members that new no motorcycle parking signs have appeared at the back of Federation Square. We note that the area concerned is behind bollards and adjacent to a fire hose and stairs/lift to a car park etc. There are clear safety reasons for keeping this area clear.

There does

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Category: General
Thursday 21st February 2019
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By Richard

From time to time we hear claims that older riders are over represented in motorcycle crashes. It is then assumed this is due to returning riders with a subsequent push for some sort of training for them.

Reference

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Category: General