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  • Tips to get home in one piece 4

    Tips to get home in one piece 4

    Tip # 4 The opposite of good posture – his arms are straight and xied – when the rear tyre slides he can’t respond in time. Mind you, pushing the bars down and keeping his body up doesn’t help the ground clearance …. And the vest doesn’t quite cover his elbows …. ouch .. nice […]

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  • Tips to get home in one piece 2

    Tips to get home in one piece 2

    # Tip 2 Nice bike, nice day – let’s do some scratching. Just a little too much speed – and the front end loses traction as he adds a bit of power. Fortunately he put on leathers – another use for knee sliders ….. [vsw id=”wWsnw1A5ee4″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] More Tips

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  • Tips to get home in one piece 1

    Tips to get home in one piece 1

    This is the first in a regular series of tips to help you enjoy the ride and get home in one piece. Some tips will be based on videos from around the world and others from our own footage. Some will be crashes and others a crash that was avoided. In each case, its easier […]

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  • CTP – Third Party Injury Claims against motorcycle riders.

    CTP – Third Party Injury Claims against motorcycle riders.

    • 38% of claims are made by our own pillion passengers. • 18% of claims are made by other motorcycle riders we run into. • 16% of claims are made by pedestrians we hit. • 16% of claims are made by drivers of cars we hit. • 6% of claims are made by the passengers […]

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  • So you think you are a good rider because you have a “full licence”

    So you think you are a good rider because you have a “full licence”

    “For the 5 most common errors, it was found that full driving licence holders made more errors than probationary licence holders.” Research from Monash University in Victoria demonstrates just how many little mistakes we make on an average trip (presented at the 2010 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference*).  It is human nature […]

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  • NSW Protective Clothing survey – HELP wanted

    NSW Protective Clothing survey – HELP wanted

    Survive the Ride Assoc of NSW will be collecting current, accurate and relevant information on protective clothing. WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you can spare just one hour, we’d like you to go and sit in a coffee shop beside a road and collect information on passing riders. Download this spreadsheet. Print out the form, tick […]

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  • Useful Numbers

    Useful Numbers

    Some Boring Statistics – boring maybe but very important to the policy makers. There will be a lot of public attention on motorcycles in NSW soon with the upcoming protest ride about CTP and the current Staysafe Committee inquiry. So here are a few stats to help you discuss the realities of riding your motorbike. […]

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  • FREE Motorcycle parking trial in Parramatta

    FREE Motorcycle parking trial in Parramatta

    Motorcyclists in Parramatta CBD no longer need to feed their meters when parking in on-street car bays in a 3 month trial. Parramatta Council is trialing the hugely successful motorcycle parking policy that City of Sydney council implemented last year, under which bikes can park for free in on-street bays as long as riders abide […]

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  • Can your MP help?

    Can your MP help?

    STRA NSW have asked all MPs in NSW to pressure the Govt to provide riders and pillions with education on selecting the most appropriate protective clothing. There is a lot of excellent gear available but we have to rely on the sales pitch from each supplier and a bit of our own hard experience (ouch) […]

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  • NSW Staysafe Committee

    NSW Staysafe Committee

    The NSW Staysafe Committee decided: “That the Committee inquire into and report on vulnerable road users, specifically motorcycle and bicycle safety, with particular reference to: a) patterns of motorcycle and bicycle usage in New South Wales; b) short and long term trends in motorcycle and bicycle injuries and fatalities across a range of settings, including […]

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