MRASA The Motorcycle Riders Association of South Australia
Adelaide May 2014
  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 2014
  Feel like a ride - visit the following pages for upcoming rides for 2014. Here are links to the SAMRATS upcoming rides, the Scooters upcoming rides and the rallies page.
Blood Run - 2 August 2014
  The next blood run will be on 2nd August 2014, departing from Woolworths, corner Kensington Road and Tusmore Ave, Marryatville. Meet at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure for a short run into the Regent Arcade Blood Centre, Grenfell St Adelaide. Further details on the blood run page.
MRASA Toy Run Facebook Update - 26 July 2014
  The MRASA have launched a new 'Community' Facebook page for the Toy Run. It is intended to replace the existing 'Group' page. We will endeavor to transfer members from the existing Facebook page to the new Community page. We are looking forward to your support in this area, and hope to use this as an efficient means to inform the public of the status of the Toy Run over the next 5 months.
Adelaide Hills Speed Limit Review - 18 July 2014
  The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) are hosting a series of workshops throughout July and August to discuss speed limits and speed limit reductions within the Adelaide Hills Council area. The objective of the speed limit review is to:
a) implement speed limits that are consistent and make sense to the community; and
b) improve road safety in the Adelaide Hills for all road users.

The MRA is representing the interests of the motorcycle riding community and have committed to attend every workshop to present the views of motorcyclists.
Beyond The Darkness Postie Run 2014 - Strathalbyn to Darwin
  A group from Strathalbyn have decided it would be a good idea to ride the trusty and hopefully reliable "Postie" bike (Honda CT110) from Strathalbyn to Darwin, a hefty 3090km ride. They plan to take this one step further and head off the bitumen to tackle the Oodnadatta track.

They are raising money for beyondblue which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention in Australia and reduce the associated stigma.

The ride departed at 8am from Strathalbyn on Sunday 13th July 2014. The MRA wishes them every success in their adventure. For more information, view their flyer.
  Row of bikes prior to departure, July 2014
13 July 2014 - Line up of bikes prior to departure
New Licensing Rules for P platers - 28 July 2014
  New rules come into effect on 28th July 2014 which are designed to address the issue of young drivers being over-represented in road crashes, much more than older age groups. The new rules include restricting late-night driving and the number of peer-aged passengers. There are also changes for L plate drivers.
To read more visit the mylicence home page or their new rules page.
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.
  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.
Lane Filtering - 04 March 2014
  06 October 2013 - Maurice Blackburn and the Australian Motorcycle Council are delighted to release their 'Lane filtering' motorcycle video, designed to promote discussion around this important issue. Lane filtering helps address traffic congestion and is six times safer for motorcyclists.

Lane filtering is defined as motorcycles moving between lanes of slow or stationary traffic. Lane filtering is different to the practice of lane splitting (also known white-lining and lane sharing), which is defined as riders moving between lanes of traffic at high speed.

Please take a look at this youtube video advocating lane filtering.
The SMIDSY facebook page has further information.
The Victorian Motorcycle Council have issued the following media release (6th Oct 2014).

4 March 2014 - The NSW Government has issued a media release indicating they will introduce a new law (in NSW) that will permit fully licensed motorcyclists to legally filter past stationary and slow-moving vehicles at intersections when it is safe to do so.
All indications have the law coming into effect on 1 July 2014.
The Motorcycle Council of NSW has released a web page on lane filtering.
Motorcycle Helmet Recall - 28 April 2013
  The MRASA are keeping you informed with the latest news on the current helmet standards situation, and more importantly about the recent helmet recall. Please visit our Road Safety page to read up on one of the key aspects of motorcycle riding safety - your helmet.
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 2013 Major Partner
  The Motor Accident Commission is the Major Partner of the 2013 Toy Run.



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