Thursday, 12 July 2012


Snr Sgt Gore told riders that high-vizibility vests would be law within 18 months. And, he said if we didn't like wearing dayglo vests we could stop riding bikes. That's not all he said.

Read what he told the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into motorcycle & scooter safety on protective clothing at the Wangaratta hearings on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

Here's the link.

While you're there. have a look at what our Transport Accident Commission's (TAC) Mr Nieuwesteeg had to say about "cleansing" crash statistics then have a think about research and spin on mandatory flouro vests and compulsory protective clothing for motorcycle & scooter riders.

The campaign to save us from ourselves is relentless. And, they're confident in righteousness. They can even tell you what the parliamentary inquiry report will recommend and what our elected representatives will vote in. Free country? Used to be.

The only thing that will stop the bike bigotry is people power. We are not opposed to the gear, it's the law that's the problem. It's likely to lead to reduced compensation in the event of a crash if a rider is not wearing gear approved by a desk-mounted bureaucrat. It will lead to less choice, higher prices, more roadside police checks and more fines.

Become an Independent Riders' Group supporter today. It's free and you can withdraw anytime. Just email us your name, postcode and preferred email address and we'll put you on our emailing list. There's more details elsewhere on this blog.

Damien Codognotto OAM

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