TWO THINGS ABOUT MONKEY BIKES
Police have known about the monkey bike problem for a long time but did little about it till the young Mum was tragicly killed by a teenage hoon in a Melbourne bayside suburb. Hoons on monkey bikes and grossly irresponsible parents give all motorcyclists a bad name.
Police should make it very very clear that crash and injury data on monkey bikes are related to "unriders" not legitimate road riders, but they don't. Twenty nine people died in crashes involving motorcycles or scooters in Victoria in the first five months of 2016. I'm told one of them was a fourteen year old who stole an unregistered trail bike. It was his first and last ride but police used it to demonise legitimate road riders and lobby for more restrictive legislation.