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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Victorian riders. Get a load of this shit

If you haven't heard about it already the Victorian Parliament had an inquiry into motorcycle safety across the state. The inquiry resulted in a submission from the Victoria Police. Although the document is fairly short, I will point out the main points by the Victorian Police below. Please be noted I do not have a issue with all proposals (just the ridiculous ones) but it doesn't mean I think they are fair on other riders either, I have tried to write this up in an unbiased nature but obviously I will always be biased since I am a rider.

The requirement of a front license plate (This can be in sticker form)

The MINIMUM WEARING of FIVE high visibility protective clothing

Yes you read this right if you ride a sportsbike, a superbike, a cruiser, or even a VESPA you need to be wearing HIGH VISIBILITY (Fluoro) this means the following items have to be high vis (Unless you can think of something else to wear that would make up the 5 articles.
Helmet
Jacket
Gloves
Pants
Boots

All clothing has to meet Australian Standards....this also applies to Pillions

The creation of the standard which regulates the clothing mandates

Graduated motorcycle licencing system (Restrictions are lifted the longer you hold your license)

Separate the motorcycle class from automotive license (like getting your boat license)

Unique easily identifiable license plates (as motorcycles)

A new motorcycle advisory body which represents Victoria police (like MRA but with cops)

Recommends lane splitting/filtering should be studied and laws be implemented on it's conclusion (It's a grey area atm)
Until such studies are concluded it should be deemed an unlawful act

Clear separation between on and off road motorcycles *Particularly the ability to access hospital attendance records for motorcyclist riders to check valid off-road registration

Update of the Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers (I'm not 100% what this is, so I'm not going to try to explain it)

ANCAP Like Safety rating on new purchases

*Although this seems pointless to me, since the ability for a motorcycle to take a crash does not do anything for the rider, there is one good point; the requirement of ABS on new motorcycles (the only issue I have of this is the fact that ABS on motorcycles is still a new technology, the mandatory implementation on new motorcycles in Australia may hinder the introduction of new vehicles from manufacturers)

Mandatory Training/educating of riders which have been in a crash/road trauma

I tried to write this as simply as I can, maintain an unbiased view (which is impossible because I'm a rider) and just point out the clear facts. Do what you want with this information but if this infuriates you that it does me I encourage you to read the whole PDF (which is not very long) voice your opinion publicly.

Actual PDF: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/ima...m_medium=email

Other Issues being protested not in this particular proposal:

.02 BAC Limit
Anti-Association Laws (Guilt by association)





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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 05:57 AM
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What a load of crap, Australia is going down the tube so fast, so many rules and regulations for what? more revenue is my guess.
I would rather no laws and survival of the fittest over this nanny crap our government is playing, soon you will need Aus standards toilet paper because others could be "harmful".

I love how we have this macho "THIS IS AUSTRALIA" but that's followed by "ohh you can't do that, its dangerous... "
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I signed and forwarded a petition against that shit a few months back...I doubt it makes any difference.

Fvcking Victoria...

You know in SA they got rid of rego stickers, you just have to pay, and it's on the cops computers.

Well the Vic cops decided to hand out dozens of fines to SA drivers going to Vic for the Football Grand Final, for not displaying the sticker that the govt didn't issue them!

Assholes!


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Some of those they have been trying to put through for a few years now.
The " HIGH VISIBILITY (Fluoro)" I would like to see them force the clubs like the Hells Angles, Bandedos, and the Finks to wear them.
The "Anti-Association Laws (Guilt by association)" is mainly in regards to the outlaw biker clubs like the Hells Angles, Bandedos, and the Finks etc....
After most of the other states banned outlaw biker clubs they all came here to Victoria.
I've read some of the pdf, but will have to finish reading it tomorrow.
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I signed and forwarded a petition against that shit a few months back...I doubt it makes any difference.

Fvcking Victoria...

You know in SA they got rid of rego stickers, you just have to pay, and it's on the cops computers.

Well the Vic cops decided to hand out dozens of fines to SA drivers going to Vic for the Football Grand Final, for not displaying the sticker that the govt didn't issue them!

Assholes!
I would of reacted badly in that situation, would of no doubt ended in at least an assault charge, as I would of attempted to bitch slap some stupidity out of them
The price of admission would be worth it
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 07:06 AM
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wow and I thought we were retarded here....Good luck on this BS.



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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 07:28 AM
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Solution for the 5 articles of clothing:

2 elbow pads
2 knee pads
Then whatever floats your boat for the 5th
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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Ive already told the missus if they pass this then we are moving overseas
Australia's a lost cause
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Do reflective high vis sweat bands count?
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:25 AM
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<<glad to be american! in one of the few states where you can build your own cars/bikes ; no emmissions bullshit; N02 is legal to have and use on the street. probably the easiest automotive state in the nation. you should see the kind of stuff the let on the road here

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One thing I see that might be ok is the "Separate the motorcycle class from automotive license (like getting your boat license)"

Would that mean you could loose your riders licence but still drive a car? That could be quite handy if you were unfortunate enough to cop a big speed (automatic loss of licence here)

The rest sounds shit. On a side note I'm in NSW and we have no recreational rego for off road bikes.
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