Motorcyclists urged to ride safely

After a shocking weekend for motorcyclists, RACQ has urged riders to practice common sense and ride to road conditions.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter had treated four motorbike riders for injuries over the weekend.

“It’s been a really shocking 72 hours, with eight people tragically losing their lives on our roads and a series of serious motorbike crashes,” Ms Smith said.

“Queenslanders need to start taking road safety seriously, whether you’re on a highway or on private property, make sure you’re always riding to the conditions of the road and looking for potential dangers.

“This means sticking to the speed limit, conducting safety checks before changing lanes and watching out for your mates if you’re riding in a group.”

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter attended accidents on a motocross track, roadway and private property over the weekend – showing the diverse risks motorbike riders face.