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The curious case of road rules and helmet regulations in Australia

The curious case of road rules and helmet regulations in Australia

With many riders cruising across state lines, you should be prepared for what is legal in each state so you don’t cop any unnecessary fines.

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The danger of poor quality road surfaces

The danger of poor quality road surfaces

Potholes, debris, gravel, poor maintenance and soft bitumen can cause bikes to slip and riders to get injured. So what are the rules around poor road surfaces, and what can you do if you come across one?

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Long awaited helmet law reform part of new National Road Rules

Long awaited helmet law reform part of new National Road Rules

Changes to the Australian Road Rules that have been implemented following last year’s comprehensive review of road rules include welcome reforms that Maurice Blackburn and motorcycling advocates have long called for.

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Stay safe on the road: What motorcyclists should consider

Stay safe on the road: What motorcyclists should consider

Motorcyclists deserve to be safe on Australian roads. But there are a few things they can do to keep themselves safe and protect their rights.

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Road rights

5 things cyclists want car drivers to know

Bicycles are legally recognised as a vehicle on the road, meaning cyclists enjoy the same rights to use public roads as other road users.

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Asbestos

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Will disputes

Everything you should know about DIY wills

DIY wills may seem like an easy option, but they're often more trouble than they're worth. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.

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