Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:12:39 PM, you wrote:
Was sent this. It has been voiced over by Spokes (TAC).
Thought you may like to see it
Cheers & Respect
On 5/6/2012 7:36 AM, Damien Cognotto OAM wrote:
The TAC ad is a disgrace and moves are underway to have it taken off
air. The Victorian Motorcycle Council is moving against the ad. I do
not know of a single motorcycle or scooter organisation that sees
this ad as a positive move towards improved bike safety.
TAC's prejudice, inadequate research and improper use of road users'
premiums to create this ad whose primary effect is to excuse
careless/dangerous driving and to vilify motorcycle& scooter riders.
This dangerous antibike propaganda has got to stop.
TAC's bias against riders is long-standing and obvious in the
discriminatory $70 a year antibike tax on most Victorian road bikes.
TAC's antibike policies could be changed by the TAC Board but the
Board consists of bankers and administrators for the most part
detached from the realities of riding in traffic, the latest ad
The Independent Riders' Group has called on the government to ensure
a balance of skills, including transport and road safety skills, on
the TAC Board.
It has called on the TAC's crash/injury data to be more available and
its' research methods to be explained. Focus groups are not adequate
road safety research.
IRG has asked for the cost of "researching", producing and running this
multi-media, antibike campaign in the 2011/2012 financial year to be
made public. The antibike campaign money would be better spent on
TAC's reason for being, crash victims.
The antibike campaign money should be spent on improved rehab, better
ambulance/emergency services, encouraging more efficient travel and
lower premiums for safer road users.