Friday, 15 July 2016
DAMIEN. PLEASE SEE BELOW
*From:*Stephen Bardsley [mailto:email@example.com]
*Sent:* Monday, 11 July 2016 5:06 PM
*Subject:* Sign the Motorcycle Petition
Do you believe this action (Operation Motus) from the Police is justified, when evidence shows that the majority of accidents between a motorcycle and another vehicle are the fault of the driver, not the rider?
When "Operation Motus" was commenced VicPol claimed 86% of the recent
spike in motorcycle crashes were the fault of the rider, when asked
to provide evidence substantiating this, nothing was forthcoming.
The problem is being attacked from the wrong end, the notion that if
motorcycling is discouraged and so less motorcycles means less
crashes involving them, is absurd and discriminatory, but this is
the current attitude of VicPol and VicRoads. I took the trouble to
advise you this type of backlash was going to occur sometime ago, I
did not receive a reply, that's OK, I appreciate you are very busy,
but the discrimination against motorcycle riders has to stop, most
importantly because it won't stop drivers killing and injuring
licensed and legal motorcycle riders on Victorian roads.
From: Damien Codognotto [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, 16 July 2016 11:02 AM
To: Stephen Bardsley
Subject: Re: FW: Sign the Motorcycle Petition
I 100% support what you say about Operation Motus. In any
system where justice was for all, Operation Moptus could not exist. The 86% figure was blatant manipulation of the media/public and clearly based on prejudice not science. In other words it was propaganda.
Can I put this on facebook?