IN 2014 THERE ARE 780,174 ROAD-REGISTERED MOTORCYCLES & SCOOTERS IN AUSTRALIA.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the number of road-registered bikes on our roads has gone up 25% since 2009. That's the biggest increase of any vehicle type in OZ. Over the same period the percentage of cars (passenger vehicles) in the vehicle fleet fell.
So bikes are more popular and it's a steady increase, not a flash in the pan. And, car drivers are still the main cause of vulnerable road user deaths and injuries.
And, there are proven benefits to ALL road users from a healthy percentage of vehicles being powered two-wheelers used safely on our roads.
Therefore, why is VicRoads/TAC/police treating the Victorian motorcycle & scooter community so badly? No real consultation, bogus research, bad safety advice to Ministers, restrictive laws, discriminatory taxes, unfair blitzes on tourists and commuters and contempt for the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into motorcycle & scooter safety.
Go see your local MPs and candidates for the November 29, 2014 state election.