Independent Riders' Group member Rod Brown has produced a letter for riders to send to their Victorian Members of Parliament. It calls for recommendations from the motorcycle & scooter safety inquiry to be implemented. The government has until June to decide which recommendations to adopt. This is a one in twenty year opportunity. We need thousands of these letters to cross MPs desks. Print it out. Pass it on. Encourage your family and friends to send one.
All you have to do is fill in a date, your details and the MP's details. You will taking an important step in defending your right to ride. Don't wait for others to do it. Write to your MP now.
If you need help finding your MP's details, email me with your location and post code. Eg Geelong 3220 or Wodonga 3690.
Don't forget the 1st FAIR GO RUN on March 16, 2013.
MP name Your Address
Street number and name or PO Box Your phone number
Suburb VIC Postcode
Dear (insert MP name),
Support for approval of recommendations made in the Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety
I am writing to you regarding the recent Parliament Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety. As you may be aware, the Committee tabled their report containing 64 recommendations on 12 December 2012. This timely report was based on detailed and sound research into the safety of vulnerable motorcycle & scooter users.
As a motorcycle rider, improved safety is of vital importance to me and a key issue in the next State and Federal elections. I strongly support that the Government needs to commit to approving the recommendations, which will significantly improve motorcycle safety, resulting in fewer lives lost, reduced trauma and a huge saving in health costs.
Some of the key recommendations include that:
Ø the motorcycle safety levy be abolished
Ø the benefits and risks of filtering as distinct from lane splitting be reviewed with the aim of introducing filtering in Victoria
Ø an independent office of road safety data be created
Ø Motorcycle Advisory Group (MAG) be expanded to include additional representatives from the scooter and moped, off-road and accredited provider segments of the motorcycling community.
For the full list of recommendations see: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/rsc/motorcycle_safety/Media_Releases/Media_Release_-_Inquiry_into_Motorcycle_Safety_-_Recommendations.pdf
Please forward this letter to the Hon, Terry Mulder MP, Minister for Public Transport and Roads for his attention and a formal response.
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