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    Got a response from John Quigley's office, with a copy of a letter to RSC.

    Text of the letter from John Quigley to Iain Cameron at RSC:

    I like it

    lain Cameron
    Executive Director
    Office of Road Safety
    Level10, 40 St Georges Terrace
    PERTH, Western Australia 6000
    17 December 2007
    Dear lain,

    I have recently been contacted by a number of constituents in regard to the
    safety of motorcyclists on our roads.

    First of all, my constituents have expressed concern, as do I, at the increasing
    road toll in Western Australia. As you will be aware, there have been a
    number of recent road deaths involving motorcyclists in my very electorate.
    Seeing these kinds of avoidable tragedies in my own backyard is, of course,
    of great concern to me.
    The outpouring of concern from my constituency in regard to the negative
    response of Mr Grant Dorrington, Chairman of the Road Safety Council, in
    regard to these recent events has caused me much worry .As a motorcyclist
    myself, I must agree with my concerned constituency's uproar over the lack
    of motorcyclist awareness campaigns after these tragic accidents. It is of
    great importance that the Road Safety Council addresses the safety of ALL
    road users, including motorcyclists, as it would seen the recent deaths of
    motorcyclists on our roads were not caused by speeding, or 'hooning', but by
    the lack of awareness of motorcyclists by other road users.

    A British Department of Transport advertisement campaign named 'Think' has been
    brought to my attention. I have watched a few of their advertisements on 'You
    Tube' at the recommendation ofa constituent and see huge merit in such a
    campaign. I am aware that Victorian and New South Wales State Governments run
    similar awareness campaigns, and I am concerned that the safety of Western
    Australia's responsible motorcycle riders is being put at risk by the lack of
    awareness from other motorists.

    In 2006 the W A Insurance Cornrnission reported that of the 403 accidents
    resulting in the hospitalisation of a rider or pillion, fault was placed on the
    rider in only 25 of these cases. This highlights that not all motorcyclists are
    speeding or otherwise ridin.-g. irresponsibly. The poor public attitude

    surrounding motorcyclists must be immediately addressed to prevent further
    tragedies on our roads.
    I write to you today, on behalf of my constituency and all road users in
    Western Australia, to request that the Office of Road Safety and the Road
    Safety Council run a state-wide awareness campaign, highlighting the need
    for greater public awareness regarding motorcyclists on the roads. All road
    users have aright to their safety, including motorcyclists. Immediate
    development and introduction of awareness campaigns will see these
    vulnerable road users more respected, and will hopefully see such tragic
    deaths avoided.
    look forward to your response.
    Yours sincerely


  • #2
    Interesting to see what sort of response HE gets.


    • #3


      • #4
        top work.


        • #5
          cool. hope something gets dorrington out of office and someone who wont discriminate against us all.
          Originally posted by Red_is_Best
          hahah I hate it when they do that and you make some noises like you had it done just last year, then they give you that look, like you are a bad vagina owner and you should take better care of it!


          • #6
            That's great!


            • #7
              I always though Quiggles was a slimy little bugger, I will cheerfully change my opinion of him if he is able to get something done on this issue.

              Great work flash, I reckon Local Government is the way to go cause its just too hard to get a response out of a State Member.


              • #8
                Very good. I'm not a huge fan of Quigley, but he is a persistent bugger who rarely loses a fight, so therefore is a good bloke to get on side. Let's see what happens from here.

                Thanks for posting flash.


                • #9
                  I can't take all the credit for this, I know of at least a couple of other PSB'ers who have written to him. It wasn't me who put him onto Think!, - he does seem to like it. Although my most recent email to him after Dave's tragic passing might have caused some movement, it's a shame it takes such a tragedy to get any action


                  • #10
                    He's a man of integrity, in my view. IS the perception of sliminess due to the fact that he is a lawyer who overwhelmingly represented police. Remember that everyone is entitled to the presumption of innonence, and I am sure he saved many good coppers from wrongful convictions.

                    This is evident in the way he is going after the bent coppers around the Andrew Mallard case. The guys a champion and deserves a fucking medal, instead he's got an incurable cancer. At least he's got a gorgeous wife, lucky bugger, but isn't life so unfair????

                    The guys a rider and he's in parliament with a history of sticking with a story, he should be encouraged!
                    Dead Man's Hand
                    Internationational Porter Protection Group
                    Just call me Pat


                    • #11
                      And that very same letter along with many others that have found there way to the MRA are going to get waved under Mr's Cameron & Dorrington noses tomorrow afternoon!
                      Real Men Ride Nakid


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by flashthebiker View Post
                        Although my most recent email to him after Dave's tragic passing might have caused some movement, it's a shame it takes such a tragedy to get any action
                        We need zealous in life to get things done, we may not agree with some of the zealots, but without their pigheadedness and stubborn determination things happen.
                        Unfortunately, sometimes there are martyrs to a cause.
                        It's not fair. It hurts.
                        But if it makes a change, at least he didn't die for nothing.


                        • #13

                          That is a fantastic letter, but I'm with Scoundrel on this one. Would be interesting to see the reply...
                          Originally posted by vk6hgr
                          My Hyosung couldn't do that speed if it was dropped in from orbit.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Billywhizz View Post
                            And that very same letter along with many others that have found there way to the MRA are going to get waved under Mr's Cameron & Dorrington noses tomorrow afternoon!
                            looking forward to hearing how it all goes. I want to be hopeful, but past track record suggests otherwise . Take no shit guys


                            • #15
                              Brilliant, well done, and Quigley has earned my respect.
                              I am the old bloke on the black and yellow cbr1krr