Tuesday, 11 September 2012
MOTORCYCLE SURVEY DEBATE 2
DO THE SURVEY. PASS THIS INFO ON AND ENCOURAGE OTHER MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER RIDERS TO DO LIKEWISE.
In Victoria the Baillieu Government has set up a council of ministers for road safety. This is a good move. In theory it bypasses VicRoads/TAC/Police and asks the public for their opinions via a survey and for submissions.
The survey is loaded to ask questions the establishment wants answered in a certain way BUT, if motorcycle & scooter riders do nothing others will answer the bike questions for us. I don't see anything that says you have to be a Victorian or that you can't do the survey more than once. That might balance the bias a bit.
To September 12 over 8300 people have done the survey. 6400 men and less than 2000 women. That's small numbers for blokes and tiny for women. What's wrong girls?
DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT FLOURO VEST LAWS, COMPULSORY PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, FRONT NUMBER PLATES, UNFAIR BIKE TAXES OR ANY OF THE OTHER NASTIES VICROADS/TAC/POLICE HAVE IN STORE FOR US IF YOU WON'T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO FILL IN A SURVEY OR A PETITION.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group