Read what other riders have to say. We've collected tips
and stories, by riders for riders, on topics such as
specific riding skills, protective clothing, maintaining
your bike and more.
We also want to hear from you – share your riding
experiences with us and win.
Submit a Tip
Write for us and win a new pair of gloves!
Do you have years of riding experience? Got some great safety tips? Feel you've got the knowledge that would help other riders stay safe?
We'd like to hear from you. Send your experiences, safety tips or useful information to us. Every quarter, we'll be awarding the best tips with a new pair of protective riding gloves and publishing the tips on this site.
You can enter your piece in the field below, or attach a Word document of your submission. Only your name and suburb/town will be published on this site - other details will not be published.
Guidelines for acceptance:
• Submissions must be less than 500 words
• They must be positive and constructive and related to road safety
• We reserve the right to edit submissions for brevity
• You agree to assign to the TAC all of your intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the material submitted to the TAC, (as set out in the Conditions of Entry).
Ride Smart CD Rom
It doesn't hurt to tune up your riding skills
To make it easy we've created a free Ride Smart CD Rom full of exercises to keep you sharp on the roads. Designed by experienced motorcycle trainers and instructional design experts, the disc provides training on a range of crucial riding skills like hazard perception and decision making. The CD Rom consists of 102 exercises and can be completed over several sessions.
Ride Smart is especially useful for new riders, but can also be valuable to more experienced riders who want to brush up on their skills. The tutorials will take you through many different riding locations: around town, on the freeway and in rural areas. You'll need to make decisions, test your memory as well as your ability to predict what other road users might do next. You'll see what happens when you take risks, or don't concentrate and, just like everyday life, you'll also have to deal with other people's mistakes.
Ride Smart is free, so if you hold a Victorian motorcycle permit or licence simply complete the form below to receive your copy.
Ride Smart, look smart
Once you complete Ride Smart, you'll have the chance to win great prizes. Every three months we give away four $200 vouchers to spend on selected protective gear. Simply click the registration button after finishing all the exercises and follow the prompts. For the latest competition information, view the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 38k).
Please note: to use the Ride Smart CD ROM you will need the following system requirements:
64MB or higher; x4 speed CD-ROM or higher;
Sound Card and speakers; Screen resolution of 800 x 600,
16 bit; Microphone; IE 5 or higher; Netscape 4, Safari or higher
PC - Pentium 2 or higher; Windows XP or 2000;
Macintosh - Macintosh G3 or higher; Mac OSX 10.2.2 or higher
Having problems with the CD Rom? View our Troubleshooting file (PDF, 45k) for assistance.