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Human behaviour factors are responsible for 92 % road fatalities in Queensland.
Thinking about getting back on the road?
Haven’t ridden for a while or just had a quick ride of a mate’s bike remembered those amazing times you had on bikes when you were younger?
Just because you have a licence doesn't necessarily mean you are good rider. Even riders who have had many years of experience may not be getting as much out of their riding as they could and sometimes they could have picked up or developed a few bad habits along the way. Imagine having 20 years of bad habits following us around.
Ever had a near miss, run wide on a corner or just can’t seem to make the bike turn properly? Have you avoided doing a U-
You can't afford to make mistakes while riding a motorcycle in suburban traffic or out on the highway for that matter.
If you think training is boring, a way of throwing money away, ect... try to look at it as development. After all, if you were trying to improve your golf swing, you would not even think twice about taking lessons with a professional.
Unfortunately history shows us that we very rarely learn from our mistakes unless we know what we did and how to stop it from happening again in the future we will probably repeat the same mistake over and over.Don't learn the hard way -
The problem for a lot of riders however is the thought of image conjured up by the term "training". Thoughts of someone telling us that we may not be doing someting as well as we could or should , or being asked to change something that we have been doing for years immediately spring to mind (at least it used to in my mind) and the thought of fun vanishes. It doesn't have to be like that though.
You may have invested a considerable amount of money on a motorbike. Why not invest a very small amount towards your safety.
Our training is intended to make riding more pleasurable as well as safer. While there is no way that we can take you out on the open road and let you ride flat out everywhere, we can help you to develop skills and techniques to ride safely on the road while exploring the potential of your machine while remaining in control at all times.
Speed related 37.5%
Alcohol/drug related 29.3%
Illegal manoeuvre 12.7%
Rain/wet road 3.0%
Disobeying a traffic light/signal 2.4%
Failure to give way or stop 2.1%
Which age group is most at risk?
50+ years 16.1%
Fatalities as a result of crashes involving motorcycles within Queensland between 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2009: