Overtaking on the left: Yes you can do it, but only under certain circumstances. Be aware that many people who drive cars in the Nelson district are not familiar with the concept of "Lane Splitting", so take extreme care. See this link: Click here
NZ Road Code for Motorcyclists: Check it out: Click here
Ride Forever $100 Rego Cashback: Check it out: Click here
Ride Forever Newsletter: Subscribe to their monthly newsletters: Click here
Nelson Safety Groups:
We have club members on two groups that promote motorcycle safety:
The Nelson Motorcycle Safety Group raise matters of concern for motorcyclists with government & non- governmental organisations
RoadSafe Nelson Bays meets to discuss matters concerning all road users and their interaction the local safety and includes the ACC, Police the local councils and reps from other motorcycle groups.
Contacts are: Jean Reynolds 547-4979, and Rides Co-ordinator Pat Lithgow 542 2103 or 027-540 076.
Report issues such as loose gravel, pot holes, trees obscuring signs, spills on the road etc. To report bad/mad drivers call the police on *555.
- Tasman District Council- 03 543 8400
- Nelson City Council - 03 546 0200
- Marlborough District - 03 520 8330
- State Highways - 0800 4 HIGHWAYS
Rider and Bike safety
Did You Know?
Motorcycles have the highest level of risk per kilometre travelled
You are 19 times more vulnerable riding a motorcycle than driving a car
Motorcyclists are less visible, have less protection and less stability than most other road vehicles
Most rural motorcycle (over 70 km/h) road crashes occur during daylight in weekends
Urban motorcycle road crashes occur at peak times on weekdays
A rider without a helmet is three times more likely to suffer severe brain damage than a rider with a helmet in the same type of crash
Loss of control crashes account for 37% of all motorcycle crashes
Hey...dont be put off!! YOU CAN REDUCE THE RISK
Increase your riding skills – undertake rider training
Be seen – wear bright protective clothing including a high visibility vest
Buy a bike suitable for your needs and experience
Keep your bike well maintained and ready for the road