The PROTEST RALLY against:
1. The flouro vest law proposed by Victoria Police.
2. The compulsory boots, pants, jacket & gloves law proposed by Police.
3. The return of front number plates (and/or stickers or tags) proposed by several officials and Police.
4. Anti-association laws proposed by the Victorian Attorney General.
will go ahead.
WHEN: from NOON on Monday, October 29, 2012. That is the day after the Phillip Island GP so many riders will be in the state and a lot of media.
SPEECHES: 12.30 pm to 1 pm. Speeches will be kept short becaus many riders will have to get back to work.
WHERE: A'Beckett Street, Melbourne in the Elizabeth Street motorcycle precinct.
LAPS: After the speeches many riders will have to return to work. Those that don't can do laps of the city raise awarenress of motorcycles & scooters in traffic and the issues they face. Suggested route. Elizabeth Street, left in Collins, left in Spring past Parliament House, left in Victoria and left back into Elizabeth.
All usual road laws apply. Road safety is the highest priority.
Rides in from key points should be organised. Cranbourne to guide riders from the Phillip Island races is important as is Geelong, Melton, Sunbury, Campbellfield and Lilydale. Maybe Brunswick HOG could organise a ride from Highway 31? Petrol Stations are usually good assembly areas. I'll put the details here as organisers contact me.
The Scooter Association clubs are supporting the PROTEST.
Aussie flags and club banners should be flown proudly. They attract the media and show the public that we are united, well-organised and we care.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group
Tel: 03 9846 8621