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Motorcycle safety myths to be busted at Slacks Creek

Published: 6 July 2016

Motorcycle safety myths to be busted at Slacks Creek

Local motorcycle riders are invited to a free event on Saturday 16 July to learn more about road safety.

The event, being held as part of Logan City Council's SafeRoads4Logan initiative, will help riders become more aware of the factors that contribute to serious – and sometimes fatal – accidents.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said motorcyclists had made up the bulk of fatalities recorded on Logan's roads in recent times.

"Whether you ride on urban streets, or enjoy cruising through the hinterland or rural areas, it's still important to know what the risks are and how you can avoid them to ensure you make it home safely after each ride," he said.

"Sadly, speed, rider error and inexperience often play a part in fatal accidents when it comes to motorbikes."

Cr Pidgeon said local police and staff from the Department of Transport and Main Roads would attend the motorcycle safety event to answer questions and bust myths riders might be worried about.

"Our city's location in South-East Queensland means we have lots of great places for motorcyclists to enjoy, but we want to make sure people ride safely too," he said.

The event is being held on Saturday 16 July at Yamaha Motorcycles, 69 Moss St, Slacks Creek, from 9am to 1pm.

For more information about the event, phone 3412 5398.

SafeRoads4Logan is a partnership between Council, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, Transurban and RACQ, aimed at reducing serious and fatal crashes in Logan by encouraging motorists to drive safely.