Rider Aware as seen at the Cranbourne GP Run - 26 October 2019

Our Story

Our Rider Aware story We have the power to make a change, and by sharing, supporting and promoting the Rider Aware vision we strive for unwavering safety on our roads, for everyone.

All too often we hear about the devastating effects of motorcycle trauma on our roads. Bikers are often hard to see and drivers find themselves struggling to notice, or even remember to look for these vulnerable members of our society. Too many of our loved ones are faced with these dangerous situations resulting in injury, and even death.

In the last decade, Australia has lost a staggering 2,392 lives on our roads in motorbike related incidents. In 2019, 151 deaths on bikes have occurred until September*. This is more than a statistic or number; these are real people and real families whose lives have been forever changed by the tragedies occurring on our motorways. However, not all accidents are fatal, but result in thousands of individuals and families struggling with injuries, treatment, rehabilitation, financial and emotional support.

‘Rider Aware’ has stemmed from our innate desire to keep our roads safe for everyone to utilise. This small, yet effective tool serves as a simple reminder to always double check for motorcyclists, especially when changing lanes. Overall, we are aiming to ensure that your family and friends can arrive home safe and sound.

We have the power to make a change, and by sharing, supporting and promoting the Rider Aware vision we strive for unwavering safety on our roads, for everyone.

All it takes is to “look twice, save a life”.

 

 

Our Team

Jason is a motorcycle enthusiast who travels through peak hour traffic daily, and all too often sees and hears of the constant remnants of another devastating accident involving a motorcyclist. With friends and family who are out on the roads, he worries for their safety just as you would for your loved ones, therefore sparking the initial concept of Rider Aware.

Kristine has suffered first hand through the life changing consequences of a fatal motorcycle after losing her brother. The emotional trauma she endured drives her passion to support Rider Aware and its overall message to all in order to prevent anyone else from going through the same loss as she unfairly experienced.

 

* Data provided from https://www.bitre.gov.au/statistics/safety/fatal_road_crash_database.aspx