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Welcome
  Welcome to the site of the Motorcycle Riders' Association of South Australia. Please visit our about page for more information on what the MRASA are about.
 
 
Latest Information on Rallies and Rides for 2015
  Feel like a ride - visit the following pages for upcoming rides for 2015. Here are links to the SAMRATS upcoming rides, the Scooters upcoming rides and the rallies page.
Ride for Blazeaid - 8th February 2015
  There is a mass motorbike ride to raise funds to provide the resources Blazeaid need to carry out their fantastic efforts. Blazeaid is a volunteer-based organisation that will be working with families and individuals in the areas devastated by the recent Sampson Flat bushfires.

The ride will be on 8th February 2015, 10.30am departure from the Tea Tree Gully Oval, Banksia Park finishing at Mount Pleasant Oval. $10 per motorbike, more details available on the flyer or the facebook page.
MRASA Annual General Meeting 2015
  The Annual General Meeting of the MRASA Inc. will be held on Monday 23rd February 2015.
This will commence at 7pm at the Prince Albert Hotel, 254 Wright St, Adelaide.
  Reports from Office Bearers will be tabled and questions invited. All Committee positions will then be declared vacant and the 2015 - 2016 Committee will be elected, except for the four sub-committee representatives who shall be elected by their respective bodies at a later date.
 
  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Editor 'Centrestand'
  • Membership Secretary
  • Minutes Secretary
  • Stock Control Officer
  • Register Liaison Officer
  • Road Safety Officer
  • Webmaster
  • General Committee Representatives (requisite number of General Committee members to bring the total Committee positions to 20)
  At this meeting the auditor for the 2015 - 2016 year will be appointed.
  All financial members of the MRASA Inc. are eligible to stand for election to one or more of the positions. Nominations should be in writing to the Secretary of the Association prior to the beginning of the AGM. All members and friends are invited to attend the meeting.
Book by Jeff Fereday - Random Lines
  The book written by Jeff Fereday is a collection of 'Random Lines', columns written for 'Two Wheels' magazine by the late Jeff Fereday. The book contains 56 columns, many are laugh-out-loud funny. Some are philosophic, others melancholic. Most are pretty anarchic and downright cheeky. It is available in hardcopy or digitally (E-book), at the Random Lines website. A sample chapter named 'Rabble Without a Cause' is available to read online.
New GLS in Victoria commences 1 October 2014
  Victoria is introducing the first stage of their new motorcycle graduated licensing system effective 1 October 2014. There are some major changes affecting the process of getting your motorcycle license and the conditions you are under as an L or P plater. The MRA hope this will have a positive affect in reducing motorcycle accidents and injuries.

The GLS is a staged implementation, Stage 2 will be introduced in late 2015. Anyone issued with a motorcycle learner permit or licence on or after 1 October 2014 will be subject to the new conditions. A person issued with a learner permit prior to 1 October and subsequently issued with a licence on or after 1 October will be subject to the new conditions.

Any person converting an interstate or overseas motorcycle licence who has not held a motorcycle licence for 3 years will be subject to a pro-rata restricted period after the commencement date. For all the relevant information, see the Vicroads website.
South Eastern Freeway, Stirling to the Tollgate - 08 September 2014
  The MRA would like to announce its position on the speed limit reduction applied to the down-track of the South Eastern Freeway effective 1st September 2014. The speed reduction was introduced after the recent horrific crash and loss of life from an out-of-control truck descending the hill.

We urge the Government to address the issue of faulty vehicles and inadequate driver training. We suggest the fees be abolished for vehicles using the arrester beds, and the introduction of an additional roadside mechanism or escape path near the lower end to arrest the descent of an out-of-control vehicle.

Whilst the MRA do not support reduction of speed limits to address other issues, we support the reduced speed in this instance as it moderates to a degree the speed differential between the slow and fast moving vehicles sharing the same segment of road. It also makes the speed limit from the top to the bottom consistent all the way.
MRASA Tips for Riders - 29 July 2014
  MAC will be promoting a campaign in early September to coincide with the winter lay-off riders returning to the road - the 'seasonal riders' whose skills may be rusty or lacking. The MAC asked our road safety officer Neville Gray to provide '10 top tips' to go on their website and to be possibly promoted through other media.
  • Look for other road users that are not looking for you. Ride conspicuously and never in blind spots. Never assume that the other vehicle will stop.
  • Riders, unlike car drivers with aids such as air bags, collapsible steering columns and the stability of four wheels, only have their hazard perception and avoidance skills and their protective clothing to make them safer.
  • Always wear good quality protective clothing from your head to your feet. Protect your extremities with helmet, gloves and leg and arm protection in all weather conditions.
  • Most cars can stop quicker than most motorcycles especially in emergency situations. Therefore always keep a 3 second gap to the vehicle in front of you.
  • Always perform a head check before changing lanes. Just looking in your mirrors is not good enough.
  • It is vital to ride at a speed to suit the prevailing conditions. In bad weather, this could mean at a speed under the posted speed limit.
  • Riding under the influence of alcohol and drugs is plain suicidal. You need all of your faculties at a high level to successfully ride a motorcycle.
  • Don't forget the safety of your pillion as well as your own. They too need good protective clothing and be informed about the dynamics of a motorcycle and know how to assist by being a good pillion.
  • Never lend your motorcycle to riders who are unlicensed or inexperienced.
  • Intersections are high risk areas. Slow down when approaching an intersection and be ready to avoid a possible collision.
Mid North Register 2014
  The Mid North Register had its inception on 22 March 1984. Congratulations to the long serving members of the committee for 30 years of service to the motorcycling community.
Meetings
  We welcome all interested people to attend our General Meetings. See the Meetings page for more details. MRASA Committee & General Meetings are held at the Prince Albert Hotel, 254 Wright St, Adelaide.
Interesting Links
  We have posted a few new items on the Links page, including a link to the LAMS approved motorcycle list, and a link to the World Health Organization global road safety report 2013. Use the About menu above or access the Links page here.
Motorcycling Fact Sheet - Roadworthiness
  We are providing a copy of the Motorcycling Fact Sheet as published by the DPTI (formerly DTEI) for the benefit of members and the motorcycling public. Our aim is to publicise a readily available document in the interests of ensuring our members understand the minimum requirements for their bike to be roadworthy. If by following the guidelines a member finds their bike needs work, the potential saving is about $500 ($350 fine for riding an unroadworthy vehicle and at least $150 fee for the inspection to certify the defect has been fixed) and then there is the demerit points and possible time off work to attend the assessment to be considered as well.
Toy Run 2014 Major Partner
  The Motor Accident Commission is the Major Partner of the 2014 Toy Run.

 

 



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