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ACT [Oct 24, 2015] Canberra and District Motorcycle Awareness Week (Canberra, ACT)

Discussion in 'Other States' started by Mouth, Oct 11, 2015.

Canberra and District Motorcycle Awareness Week
Start Date: Oct 24, 2015 09:00
End Date: Oct 24, 2015 17:00
Time Zone: Australia/Sydney +11:00 AEDT


Canberra, ACT

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    Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT
    Motorcycle Awareness Week 2015

    Motorcycle and Scooter riders often hear “Sorry Mate, I didn’t See You” from a motorist who has either hit a motorcycle rider or had a near miss – it’s an all too common story. The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT (MRA ACT) some years ago decided to address that question by having one week every year to raise awareness of riders on Canberra roads – of course we expect that it then flows to the rest of the year.

    The two-year Lane Filtering Trial started this year, allowing riders to filter between slowing (less than 30 km/hr or stopped traffic. We remind other road users of this especially during Motorcycle Awareness Week.

    Motorcycle Awareness Week in the ACT starts on Saturday 24th October. From that day to the end of the week, the Rider Awareness campaign, JOE Rider, starts with riders wearing vests with “JOE” written on the back while riding around Canberra streets, being visible. We ask all road users to look for JOE and can log their sighting at joe.rider@internode.on.net. Joe can be on the road any time of the day or night so always be alert and watch out for Joe.

    If you see JOE, you have seen a rider.

    Following on from our successful rider forum last year, on Wednesday evening 28th October, we will be running another forum with the theme “What about the Cotter?”. Speakers will include representatives from the police, government, rider training organisations and local Cotter residents. Riders and the general public are encouraged to come a long and join the discussion! There is no charge for the event.

    On Friday morning 30th October, we have the Bikers Breakfast at the area in front of the fountain on King Edward Terrace in front of Old Parliament House – join us from 7.00am for a yummy breakfast before you head off to work – or for those lucky riders, for a ride.

    The MRA ACT is committed to raising awareness of riders on our roads, but also reminds riders to take responsibility for their safety on the roads – stay visible, be predictable, ride to the conditions.

    Jen Woods, President 0448 336 111
    Nicky Hussey, Secretary 0419 363 949

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