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Waikato Truck LegendsOctober 20, 2017

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It’s nearly time for Series 3 of Waikato Truck Legends!

Before the launch in November you have the chance to receive a complete set of 10 cards from either series 1 or 2, or both!

There are limited numbers available so get in quick. Head to http://www.reducetherisk.co.nz/waikato-truck-legends-series-entry-form/ to enter.


Kick off a great riding seasonSeptember 8, 2017

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Starting in September, the Get Ride-Ready motorcycle safety campaign encourages riders to book a free expert 10 point safety check with their local participating motorcycle retailer (subject to availability).

Once the check has been completed riders are then provided with a promotional code (Spring17) to sign up online for a free Ride Forever course. Buying a bike from a Waikato retailers will also give riders an opportunity to take a free course.

Ride Forever is ACC’s subsidised rider training programme with courses available for all skill levels, from beginner to elite. For this promotion, Waikato Regional Council’s ‘Reduce the Risk’ road safety group are subsiding things even further to make them 100% free for all Waikato riders. So to take up this opportunity or for more info visit http://rideforever.co.nz/coaching/courses


Free Advanced Riding CourseSeptember 7, 2017

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Expert tuition from the country’s best instructors can be yours free when you purchase any new motorcycle from participating Waikato retailers.

Imagine taking a Gold on-road course with a few friends, which is tailored to your needs. If you take up this opportunity you’ll also go in the draw to win a place on a track-based training day at Pukekohe in December. Head to www.passmasters.nz/ride-forever and use the code Spring17 to book your place!


Ride ForeverJuly 18, 2017

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Want to go into the draw to win $1500 worth of riding gear? If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to do a Ride Forever course, wait no more.

Book into and complete any Ride Forever course between 17 July and 31 August and you’ll automatically go into the draw.

Check out the details and T&Cs at https://goo.gl/D6N9Ar

 


Lights, hi visibility…for winter riding!June 20, 2017

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If you’re on any type of bike this winter be sure to be seen even during the day!

If you’re driving a car this winter keep an eye out for cyclists and motorcyclists on our roads.


Beware of icy roads

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Cold roads are icy roads – be wary of temperatures dropping and always drive according to the conditions.


Mind the winter gap!

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Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule, but what about the 4 second rule?

Four seconds is your safe following distance in bad weather and adverse conditions.

Keeping a safe distance gives you more time to react if the unexpected occurs.


Driving to Fieldays?June 14, 2017

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You might encounter some Waikato fog on your journey. Remember to dip your lights or use your fog lights if you have them.  Drive to the conditions – as well as fog you may encounter heavy traffic.


Crashing close to home

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The close to home effect in road crashes shows that driver are more likely to crash in familiar places. Routine trips close to home or work are usually in familiar places. Frequent familiar trips can be more risky overall than less frequent, longer trips.

*Burdett, B.R.D., Starkey. N.J., & Charlton, S.G. (2017) The close to home effect in road crashes, Safety Science, in Press


Back to schoolJanuary 31, 2017

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It’s back to school for most children this week. With back to school comes back to routines, which have changed over the summer holidays.

To start off the school year remember Ruben the Road Safety Bear’s message, “Stop, look, listen and link,” when crossing the road.