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Faster, But Not Fast

Motorcycle in Traffic with Glow Path

Disclaimer: OzRider does not condone or encourage speeding! We believe all road users must always obey the road rules. When we ride our motorcycles we have no physical protection, except for our riding gear. We do not have a metal cage around us, no front/rear bumper bars and no airbags. This leaves us very vulnerable […]

Sorry Mate, This Is Why I Didn’t See You

Motorbike Accident

One of the most common causes of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents is the SMIDSY. Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You. A lot has been written about the SMIDSY and many studies regarding this subject have been conducted. So do drivers really not see us? We are not invisible, we use the road like many others, and […]

2019 Was Not a Good Year for Rider Fatality

Bike Accidents

2019 is nearly over and it does not look like a good year in terms of motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Across most states the number of fatal motorcycle accidents has increased. This is despite a decline in the number of motorcycle sales, which continues from previous years. Fatal Motorcycle Accidents – State by State We […]

Beware of Counterfeit Helmets

Helmet

It’s hard to beat the convenience of online shopping. Compared with traditional in-store shopping, online shopping offers a much wider variety and choice of products/models, users’ reviews, cheaper prices and often free shipping. Unfortunately the popularity of online shopping has also increased the number of counterfeit products sold online, including motorcycle safety gear. In recent […]

Safety Barriers – a Barrier to Rider Safety?

Motorcyclist Protective Rail

The Motorcyclists Side of Safety Barriers In a tragic accident in Victoria last week a truck driver was killed on the Princes Freeway when his truck rolled over after hitting a wire-rope barrier. This tragic accident re-ignited once again the debate about safety barriers. Although no rider was involved in this accident it has once […]

The Ability to Take Responsibility

Bike Accidents

What is the first question most of us ask when we hear of a motorbike accident? I would say it’s most definitely “is the rider ok?”. The next questions tend to be along the line of “what has happened?” and “how did it happen?”. Because in our minds we try to establish whose fault it […]

Look Out For Motorcycles

Look Out For Motorcycles

Photo: Yuval Avrahami Look out for motorcycles. They are on the road with you. Next to you, in front of you, behind you and on the road you are turning into.  We, the riders, want to get to our destination safely. Just like you do. We are someone’s partner, husband or wife. We are brothers, […]

ATGATT: All The Gear All The Time

ATGATT

“…to be ATGATT, or not to be ATGATT, that is the question…” ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time, the issue every motorcycle rider has had on their mind at some point in their riding career. The issue that has destroyed friendships, broken families and split riding groups. Some random bloke at a pub even […]