New Blitz on OPH - Old Pacific H'way North of Sydney

Alkam

New Member
Hi All Sydney riders:

We heard today that the Northern Regional Highway Patrol commander has ordered another blitz on the old road north of Sydney, apparently due to a south bound rider between Mt White & Mooney Mooney virtually taking out his wing mirror. the rider was heading south close to the double white line with his head hanging over and nearly clipped the car.
The blitz is again due to rider behavior after about 9.30am using the road as a race track for timed runs between Pie in the Sky and the Slab at Somersby.

I personally came south below Mt White today at around 1015am and was heading for a nose to nose with a guy on a ZX14 who was above half a metre over the double line cranking into a left hander (for him) at 'Hales Corner'.

Please be aware - and take care on Sundays especially.

Cheers AM
 

Alkam

New Member
Police Blitz in Hunter Area starts today... 27th August '15 Ex MCC Newsletter

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Police to focus on motorcycle safety in the Hunter and Newcastle regions - Operation Silverstone

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:49:47 AM

Police will focus on the safety of motorcycle riders as part of Operation Silverstone, which will be launched today in the Hunter Valley, Central Hunter and Lake Macquarie regions.

Chief Inspector Trent Le-Merton, Northern Region Traffic Tactician for the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said Operation Silverstone was about keeping drivers and riders alive on our roads.

“Unlike the legendary Silverstone racing circuit, our roads should not be used as racetracks, as some drivers and riders have, which is costing lives,” Chief Inspector Le-Merton said.

“The operation will involve a range of police resources including both marked and unmarked Highway Patrol cars, police motorcycles and aircraft for aerial surveillance, all focused on detecting those drivers and riders putting themselves, and other road users at great risk.

Traffic & Highway Patrol Officers will maintain a high-visibility presence throughout the operation, which will be combined with other enforcement strategies.

“Police activities will be promoted through social media and directly through vehicle enthusiast websites to heighten public awareness of this road safety strategy.

“Sadly, 29 fatalities have been recorded on Hunter roads in 2015 after a spate of multiple fatalities, which is 13 more than 2014.

There have been 41 motorcycle fatalities this year in NSW including two this month on the Putty Rd, which is a recognised motorcycle riding route. This is four more than this time last year. Last year 63 riders lost their lives across NSW. Motorcyclists made up about 20 percent of last year’s road toll which is alarming given motorcycles only make up about 5 percent of registered vehicles,” he said.

Chief Inspector Le-Merton said it was those riders detected speeding and overtaking unsafely that were presenting a great risk on our roads.

“Many speed-related motorcycle crashes happen in good conditions with no other vehicles involved. There seems to be an over-representation of mature-aged riders on powerful machines who are coming ‘unstuck’ on curves striking road side objects.

“Even experienced riders need time to react to changing situations on the road and as we get older reaction times slow. Driving or riding too fast for the prevailing road conditions, even though you may be below the speed limit can lead to tragic consequences. It takes three-quarters of a second to make a decision to act once you see a hazard, and the same time again for the action to be effective.

“At 60km/h, you will have travelled 25m in that 1.5 second before you even start to brake. Drivers and riders who are tired, distracted or impaired by alcohol or drugs can take longer to react.

“Driving or riding at a speed that reduces the time you have to react to unexpected hazards will increase your risk of a crash. Always be aware of your surroundings and other road users,” Chief Inspector Le-Merton said.

Hi All Sydney riders:

We heard today that the Northern Regional Highway Patrol commander has ordered another blitz on the old road north of Sydney, apparently due to a south bound rider between Mt White & Mooney Mooney virtually taking out his wing mirror. the rider was heading south close to the double white line with his head hanging over and nearly clipped the car.
The blitz is again due to rider behavior after about 9.30am using the road as a race track for timed runs between Pie in the Sky and the Slab at Somersby.

I personally came south below Mt White today at around 1015am and was heading for a nose to nose with a guy on a ZX14 who was above half a metre over the double line cranking into a left hander (for him) at 'Hales Corner'.

Please be aware - and take care on Sundays especially.

Cheers AM
 

Blanchy

Active Member
Way to make me feel very unsafe! Have to be 100% focused on the speedometer not the road, great. If they sat at the dangerous corners and pulled over the riders that crossed to the wrong side of the road, I'd cheer! Unfortunately speed is all they will concentrate on.
 

Dicko

Active Member
Way to make me feel very unsafe! Have to be 100% focused on the speedometer not the road, great. If they sat at the dangerous corners and pulled over the riders that crossed to the wrong side of the road, I'd cheer! Unfortunately speed is all they will concentrate on.
aint that the truth! There's awesome roads here in the hills I avoid because guys on their (insert supersport bike here) or (insert lowerd sport car here) go flying along them in so called time trials paying no attention to the 2 lines in the middle of the road on blind corners.
 

Bluey

Member
Sigh... Looks like I'll be riding South for a while.
Come west Ballmead. Some great roads out here. I prefer mid week. Just beware that the Highway Patrol is very active in the mountains. You have to get past Mt Victoria for some great riding.
 
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Alkam

New Member
Riding in te Mountains..

Hi Bluey - i often do a mid week ride from Baulkham Hills, west, where-abouts are you? Above Richmond or above katoomba area,

Cheers AM
 

Bluey

Member
Hi Alkam. I'm in Faulconbridge which is near Springwood. If you're ever headed out this way let me know, I seem to have a lot of spare time on my hands at the moment.

Cheers
 

Blanchy

Active Member
Hi Alkam. I'm in Faulconbridge which is near Springwood. If you're ever headed out this way let me know, I seem to have a lot of spare time on my hands at the moment.

Cheers
Lucky barstard! Hope you got $ too!
 
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