In New Zealand, the widow of a man killed while riding his bike has welcomed a new rider safety initiative. The government will spend $2 million on safety initiatives this year.
The widow of the fist motorcyclist killed on New Zealand roads this year is calling a new government initiative to improve rider safety a “good starting point”.
The government is investing $2 million a year in a new council to establish improved motorcycle safety initiatives.
The funds are coming from the recent hike in ACC levies which sparked a massive biker protest on parliament.
Mark Egbers wore the right gear, travelled at the right speed and did a defensive driving course. But that couldn’t save the 48-year-old when he was involved in a head-on collision with another rider on January 2.
Police said the other rider crossed the centre line on a corner on a Coromandel road.
“He just loved it and he would come back absolutely buzzing, just so happy, not a care in the… continue reading
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