Hundreds of motorcycle riders enjoy Taupo Districts roads every year, particularly in spring and summer and we want to ensure they have a safe journey.
Motorcyclists in New Zealand are at a much greater risk of road accidents leading to injury than are other road users. In 2015 there were nine serious injury crashes involving motorcyclists on roads in the Taupo District.
Around New Zealand, motorcyclists are on average 19 times more likely to suffer a serious or fatal injury travelling the same distance as a car driver.
A key focus on the national safer journeys action plan is to make motorcycling safer. With assistance from our partners, including NZTA, we work hard to promote road safety messages and want to get feedback from riders about their perceptions of the safety of Taupo's local roads.
Bikes are back motorcycle event - September 1
Celebrate National Motorcycle Awareness month on Father's Day with family and friends by joining us at Northcroft Reserve (next to Taupo Mini Golf) where there will be activities, giveaways, spot prizes and more!
There will be displays from ACC, Ride Forever and others, while The Rock radio station will be at the event!
Date: Sunday, September 1 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Northcroft Reserve, Lake Terrace, Taupō
Ride Forever motorcycle coaching
Improve your skill level and confidence, and take your riding to the next level by registering for Ride Forever coaching. Ride Forever training is provided by NZTA accredited instructors and the courses are designed to cater to all experience levels. From learning how to keep yourself safe on the daily commute to honing the most advanced riding techniques, there's a Ride Forever course to suit your needs.
Check the Ride Forever website for Taupo course dates and more information.
Track based training for motorcycle road riders
Further develop your skills and knowledge in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment with track-based training for road riders at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. Regardless of your current riding level, this track based coaching will enhance your future riding by ramping up your skills and self-confidence.
Check the Pro Rider website for Taupo course dates and more information.
In 2017 the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) commissioned OPUS researchers to combine crash data from road safety agencies including ACC, Police, MOT and NZTA and, for the first time, include hospital data. As well as sharing the research findings with road safety agencies, MSAC put it in to an accessible format to help educate riders on risks.
Reduce the risk
Visit www.reducetherisk.co.nz/drivers/motorcyclists/ for some top tips.