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Enjoy all the natural attractions, local features, outdoor activities, diverse arts and crafts, festivals, musical and cultural events changing with the seasons. This brochure has been produced to give you important safety information that will help make your visit a safe and enjoyable one. RIDING TO SURVIVE Crashes do happen. Far too many motorbike riders are killed or seriously injured each year in our Shires. In the period 1996 to 2000 there were 667 reported casualty crashes involving motorcyclists in the Shires of Yarra Ranges (511) and Murrindindi (156). Local Crash Hotspots A detailed examination of local crashes involving A combination of dry and wet areas on the roads due N painted lines particularly when wet become to varying weather conditions can make driving more slippery and dangerous. motorcyclists over these five years indicates: challenging and road conditions unpredictable - N pot holes and uneven surfaces can throw the N over 70% of crashes involve the motorcyclist particularly for motorcycle riders. bike out of control. losing control. N shiny bitumen is very slippery and especially N around 55% of these crashes happen on curves. Road Conditions dangerous in wet conditions. N around 40% of all crashes involve another Changes in road condition affect motorcycles more Riders are at great risk when loose surfaces are vehicle. than cars. Riding needs to be adapted to suit new met unexpectedly. After road maintenance or The reasons for these crashes are many and include situations and to deal with hazards – such as: resurfacing, there may be areas of deep gravel inappropriate speed, road conditions, rider fatigue or a build-up of loose stones. On winding roads, and unroadworthy motorbikes. N loose surfaces like dirt or gravel make the bike gravel build-up can occur over time. harder to control. This can lead to increased hazards on curves. N road edges can be broken and affect motorcycle handling.
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