Motorbike – Joerg Teuchert http://joergteuchert.com/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 01:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://joergteuchert.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Motorbike – Joerg Teuchert http://joergteuchert.com/ 32 32 Thousands of female students show interest in learning to ride a motorcycle https://joergteuchert.com/thousands-of-female-students-show-interest-in-learning-to-ride-a-motorcycle/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://joergteuchert.com/thousands-of-female-students-show-interest-in-learning-to-ride-a-motorcycle/

Thousands of female students and staff have expressed interest in learning to ride a motorbike after the Department of College Education in Sindh recently asked the administrations of state-run women’s colleges to provide details on female students who wish to learn to drive two-wheelers for free.

According to data submitted by Shaheed Benazirabad College Regional Management, more than 300 female students, along with 50 female teachers and 30 other staff, have registered for the training.

The initiative was taken by the Department of Women’s Development in collaboration with Women on Wheels (WOW) and the Sindh Traffic Police to train the women and focus on addressing their mobility issues.

In 2019, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated WOW Karachi. It aimed to empower women and solve transport problems. In 2016, WOW was launched by the Salman Sufi Foundation in Punjab. After the success of the project there, the Sindh Department of Women’s Development is now focusing on training female students of state-run women’s colleges.

“We have asked regional college directors to provide the names of students who wish to take motorcycle training. However, the department would ensure that the students participate in the training after getting permission from their parents,” said Deputy Director of Sindh Directorate General of Colleges, Dr. Qasim Rajpar. He said that at the request of the Department of Women’s Development, the Chief Executive of Colleges had asked almost all women’s colleges in the province to involve their female students in getting the training. “The positive side of this initiative is that the training would be carried out under the supervision of three provincial departments while the long-standing problem of daily commuting faced by the girls would be solved or at least the girls would be able to drive motorcycles and scooters to attend colleges.”

Moreover, he said, the burden of transportation expenses on parents would be reduced, as their children would no longer have to hire private vehicles, including rickshaws, to get to their colleges. Instead of waiting for public transport, the girls would go to their colleges on their own, feeling empowered and safe riding their motorbikes and scooters, he added.

Dr. Rajpar said that after the completion of the training, the government of Sindh or the department of college education can provide interest-free loans to students trained by the two-wheeler. “There are no restrictions for female teachers and employees, but they can also apply for motorcycle driving training.

The DG colleges will provide all the data to the colleges of the secretaries and after their selection, the training will start in the colleges where playgrounds are available. Across Sindh, there are six regional directorates of colleges – Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benazirabad.

According to Rajpar, the principal college of Shaheed Benazirabad has submitted their data to the DG and the remaining principals will submit their data on Friday (today). From the Shaheed Benazirabad region alone, more than 300 female students as well as 50 female teachers and around 30 other staff have registered for the training. This trend shows that thousands of students are expected to enroll in the training.

Former student leader and human rights activist Naghma Sheikh said on Thursday that due to the unavailability of public transport, women in urban areas such as Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and other cities were facing serious problems, including sexual harassment.

“They usually wait for hours on the side of the road to get on a bus, or find a rickshaw and a van to travel. However, they rarely find space to travel due to the fittest rule in public transport. Men can sit anywhere on buses and vans while drivers have specified very limited seating in their vehicles for women.

Sheikh said: “Riding a motorbike would definitely empower girls. They wouldn’t have to wait hours for public transport. The government should have started this program ten years ago. However, it’s still better than ever.

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Sanitation worker filmed kicking and running over girlfriend with motorbike in Kemang https://joergteuchert.com/sanitation-worker-filmed-kicking-and-running-over-girlfriend-with-motorbike-in-kemang/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:09:35 +0000 https://joergteuchert.com/sanitation-worker-filmed-kicking-and-running-over-girlfriend-with-motorbike-in-kemang/

Jakarta police have arrested a sanitation worker who was filmed assaulting his girlfriend in Kemang, South Jakarta.

The footage, taken by a passerby inside a car, shows the suspect, identified by his initial Z, in a confrontation with his girlfriend, E, who is also a garbage collector.

Standing on top of E who was sitting on the side of the road, Z first kicked him before pulling his hair. He then got on his motorbike and ran her over with it.

The video was reportedly taken in the upscale neighborhood on Monday.

E suffered no physical injuries, police said, but she will receive psychological counseling to help her deal with her trauma. At one point, she agreed not to press charges against Z because she still loved him, saying the assault was the result of jealousy and a misunderstanding.

Nonetheless, police today said they arrested Z on the charge of assault, which carries a maximum sentence of five years under the Criminal Code (KUHP).

Online, there is a discussion about whether the individual who filmed the attack should have intervened. Some have castigated the lack of intervention, while others say obtaining video evidence and spreading it virally is the best way to get authorities to act.

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Policeman tried for dangerous driving https://joergteuchert.com/policeman-tried-for-dangerous-driving/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:53:03 +0000 https://joergteuchert.com/policeman-tried-for-dangerous-driving/

Policeman tried for dangerous driving

A police officer said he was shocked to see his colleague riding past a motorcyclist who then crashed.

PC Thomas McLeod, 30, claimed he was a passenger in a police van driven by Constable Colin McLaren, 30, at Govan in Glasgow on September 5, 2019.

The couple were looking for someone who might have stolen a motorcycle.

The witness told Glasgow Sheriff Court that McLaren veered across the road as the motorbike approached them.

PC McLeod said the motorcycle lurched twice and skidded before the rider lost his balance.

McLaren denies a charge of dangerous driving.

The prosecution says he drove the van onto the opposite roadway into the path of an oncoming motorcycle driven by Daniel Harley, with both vehicles damaged and Mr Harley injured.

McLaren faces a separate charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

It is claimed that he did not provide information to colleagues, including a sergeant.

The prosecution alleges McLaren told them that Mr Harley was driving on the opposite carriageway without headlights and that he activated the blue lights to alert him to his presence.

He goes on to state that McLaren claimed he had to swerve into the opposite carriageway to avoid colliding with him.

PC McLeod told the court in evidence that the motorcycle “allegedly stolen” was driven in a dangerous manner.

He claimed they lost sight of the biker near Elder Park, but McLaren then alerted him he was on the road.

PC McLeod said: ‘Our police vehicle veered into the opposite carriageway.

“My attention was drawn to the oncoming vehicle.

“The bike made a small right turn and then a big left turn.

“The bike overturned and slid and came to rest in front of our vehicle.”

The witness adds that he saw the bicycle “slip”.

Prosecutor Lauren Sangray asked if the police sirens were on and the witness replied, “I don’t believe they were on at the time.”

He added that the blue lights were turned on after the collision.

Ms Sangray asked: ‘If you were told the motorbike was in the middle of the road, would you be okay with that?’

PC McLeod replied, “No.”

The witness said he had “no knowledge” that McLaren was going to move to the other lane.

Ms. Sangray asked what was going through her mind at the time.

He replied, “It was a bit of a shock at first.”

The witness claimed he got out of the car and attended to Mr Harley who was upset and complained of back pain.

The PC said he could not remember if the motorcycle had its headlights on.

He added that the police van suffered no damage.

PC McLeod told the court that the police report into the incident was primarily drawn up by McLaren.

Ms Sangray referred to the report in which McLeod allegedly said: ‘While observing this vehicle, Officer McLaren activated the blue lights and siren.’

The witness claimed he believed this to be true at the time, but watching CCTV said ‘it was not so’.

It emerged that PC McLaren was PC McLeod’s tutor.

The latter had only five months of service at the time of the incident.

Murdo Macleod QC, defending, said: “PC McLaren not looking for excitement or chase?”

PC McLeod replied, “From what I remember he had some interest in traffic policing, but that could have been due to a number of motivations.”

Mr Macleod asked: ‘Do you remember him saying at any point that the motorbike was on the opposite carriageway?

PC McLeod replied: “I may have heard it after the incident but not before.”

It was admitted that McLaren said “it’s the vehicle” in one form or another during a “fast moving situation”.

The trial continues tomorrow before Sheriff Allan McKay.

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WA Roads: Fatal Safety Bay Motorcycle Crash Extends Horror Weekend For State Drivers https://joergteuchert.com/wa-roads-fatal-safety-bay-motorcycle-crash-extends-horror-weekend-for-state-drivers/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 02:47:00 +0000 https://joergteuchert.com/wa-roads-fatal-safety-bay-motorcycle-crash-extends-horror-weekend-for-state-drivers/

A weekend of horror on the roads of WA has continued after a motorcyclist was killed in a tragic accident in south Perth.

The Harley Davidson rider was traveling along Safety Bay Road when he left the tarmac and hit a utility pole near the Malibu Road intersection around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The 44-year-old motorcyclist suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the scene.

Camera iconA weekend of horror on the roads of WA has continued after a motorcyclist was killed in a tragic crash at Safety Bay. Credit: EVENING NEWS/EVENING NEWS

This brought the death toll on WA’s roads this weekend to four.

On Friday night, a woman driving a Ford Fiesta died after her car hit a tree in Kondinin, 280 kilometers east of Perth in the Wheatbelt.

The 23-year-old driver was driving west along the Corrigin-Kondinin Road near Skyes Road at around 11.45am when the tragedy happened.

She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night.

Authorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O’Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic.

A witness described the horrifying moment the Commodore hurtled through the air, flipping over several times as it narrowly missed a gas station and crashed into a nearby store.

A 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night.
Camera iconA 50-year-old man was killed when his car cut through a sign and slammed into a hobby shop in the southern suburbs of southern Perth on Friday night. Credit: news of the night
Authorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O'Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic.
Camera iconAuthorities said a Holden Commodore and a Toyota Hilux were traveling along South Street, approaching Stock Road, in O’Connor at around 7.15pm when they collided, setting off the series of events tragic. Credit: Jackson Flindell/western australia

“I was just there in shock thinking ‘what just happened,'” Dev Mankar said.

“I heard the crash…and I looked out the window and saw the car overturn,” Mr Mankar added.

“It was a very fast crash…with lots of airtime.”

The 47-year-old man driving the Toyota managed to get away with only minor injuries.