210 road deaths in Victoria in 2016. 177 in 2015. That means many more road users in hospitals and rehab, families without breadwinners and loved ones in distress.
Please print the attached form and start collecting signatures. A petition only has impact if it has a huge number of signatures on it. Big petitions draw media and attention when the MP tables it in Parliament. That puts real pressure on VicRoads/TAC/VicPol/Health.
Victorian petitions must be one sided. The Clerk will not count sheets with anything on the back. And, the Clerk won't count copies so I suggest you use any colour pen but black then it's obviously an original.
Since an independent road crash data authority will effect every Victorian you can get any Victorian over 18 to sign this road safety petition but only sign it once. Please email/forward this to your members so they can start collecting signatures from family, friends and workmates.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group (IRG)
PO Box 4330
Doncaster Heights Vic 3109.
Subject: Re: DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ROAD TOLL
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:55:33 +1000
From: Damien Codognotto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Graham Watt <Graham.Watt@parliament.vic.gov.au>
Many thanks Graham.
We will get to work distributing the petition forms immediately.
On 9/09/2016 3:42 PM, Graham Watt wrote:
Good afternoon Damien,
Thank you for your detailed correspondence regarding the Road Toll and
how it specifically applies to Motorcyclists.
I will pass on your concerns to my opposition Colleagues when Parliament
resumes next week.
Meanwhile I suggest that you petition the Parliament of Victoria to
implement your suggestion for ‘/an independent Office of road safety
data be created which will be responsible for collecting, collating,
interpreting and publishing all data relevant to road safety.”/
I have attached a suggested petition for you to circulate to your
*We have left the return address blank on the bottom in order for your
organisation/organisations to place the return address on the bottom.*
You can then give the petition to us to table in the Parliament of Victoria.
They must only be filled in on one side and must be the originals as
Parliament does not accept photocopies or scanned copies.
Graham Watt MP