Doug Sunderland from Wangaratta rang last night (23/7/2012). He said Snr Sgt Gore was on WIN TV News pushing his high-visibility vest law "opinion". When someone bypasses all the proper channels for developing a law and says that hi viz vests will be legislation within 18 months and if we don't like it we can give up motorcycling, that's not opinion.
I have no problem with anyone offering opinions. It's a free country. It's a great country, but to keep it free we have to protect our democracy. Bullying 325,000 Victorians who legitimately choose to ride motorcycles & scooters with a threat that if we don't like a new law that's just too bad, is not good for our country. Opinions good, threats bad.
Doug also said that there was a meeting planned for Wodonga to discuss this very thing.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group