Wednesday, 28 December 2016
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
AT LEAST THREE PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRIES in Victoria have documented unreliable and even misleading road crash data but VicPol continues to inflate legitimate road rider figures with unrider casualties. Because crash data is unreliable, the real cause of road motorcycle & scooter casualties is too often listed as "lost control of vehicle" when the crash may have been caused by a driver's error, animal strike or damaged roads.
Car drivers can cause a crash then leave the scene. A kangaroo or wombat can drop a bike then limp off into the scrub. And, potholes kill.