The SMART Rider courses resumed last weekend with a total of 29 people participating in the program over the 2 days. The planned road route has had to be changed because of the devastation caused by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie, eliminating the ride up Springbrook from Mudgeeraba and the run over Mt Tamborine. However, the new road course has actually […]
Category: Road Safety
The launch of the new SMART Rider Program on the Gold Coast last weekend proved to be very successful and enjoyable for all those who attended. The two groups of local riders who participated in the course over the weekend said improved and safer cornering lines and better hazard identification were their biggest gains. The new motorcycle […]
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The SMART Rider motorcycle training program is being launched on the Gold Coast this weekend. The course runs for a full day and is designed to help riders identify risks, give them strategies to avoid them, and to make better decisions on the road that will make their riding safer and far more enjoyable. The training […]
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There have been plenty of calls in recent times for an affordable road based rider training program to be re-introduced on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Rising crash rates and increased injuries and fatalities in the region have created concern among both authorities and rider groups. As fatalities in the region reach numbers not seen in almost 10 […]
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Motorcycle crash data released recently for Queensland shows that men aged 40 and older are the riders most at risk on our roads. Sadly, they account for around 75% of all motorcycle fatalities. In 2016, 62 riders or pillions died on Queensland roads, around a quarter of the state’s road fatalities. Already this year 8 motorcycle fatalities have been […]