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  • Motorcycle Vests - Uggggh

    SEND this MP an email... time for car drivers to take responsibility for their
    behaviour... and DO we NOW ban all DARK Coloured CARS TOO..


    [QUOTE]
    Biker uniforms ‘mad’ concept
    THE manager of an Albury-Wodonga motorcycle business has rejected a North East politician’s call to force riders to wear high-visibility clothing, arguing it’s bureaucracy gone mad.

    Stephen Whitehouse said his customers were proactive when it came to safety and mostly wore jackets with reflectors already built into them.

    “This is bureaucracy gone mad; I resent being told what to wear while riding,” he said.

    “I can’t picture my customers putting on fluorescent jackets, it’s not going to happen.”

    Member for Murray Valley, Ken Jasper, raised the idea in Parliament this week.

    “I believe the Government has an important role in enforcing safety standards and should legislate on this issue just as it did with compulsory wearing of seatbelts and cycle helmets,” he said.

    “My observations indicate that many cyclists wear reflective or iridescent clothing, but most motorcyclists wear black garments, making visibility very difficult.”

    Mr Jasper said high-visibility garments would promote safety for road users.

    “Consideration must be given to enforce the wearing of specific coloured garments such as those used by truck drivers, construction workers and others,” he said.

    Mr Whitehouse said the garments would not be embraced.

    “It’s a stop-gap solution when the Government should be putting money into improving roads and proper driver training,” he said.

    Sen-Sgt Bill Gore, of the Wangaratta traffic management unit, said it was a fantastic idea.

    “On many occasions bikies are riding around in thongs and shorts. If they can’t make their own decisions then the law has to make it for them,” he said.



    and just in case you feel like expressing your opinion to Mr Jasper <cough> MP... here is his homepage & email

    [email protected]

    Ken Jasper MLA, Member for Murray Valley - Make motorcycle safety gear mandatory

  • #2
    funny

    regional local govt member knows whats best for entire state

    rest of state doesnt care
    Originally posted by Bendito
    If we get to a stop and we are missing a dozen bikes and you are last, it was your fault. Don't be that guy. No one likes that guy.

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    • #3
      so we're getting the fashion police for real.

      I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am at this prospect.
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      • #4
        I would hate for that to happen but if it did, it would be interesting to see how much difference it makes. I suspect cage drivers will still "not see" bikes.
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        • #5
          If they dont look in their mirror or turn their head to check if its safe to change lanes, it shouldnt make too much difference.
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          • #6
            Email sent.

            I'm such a nice guy
            Originally posted by Desmo
            Why be a cunt about it?

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            • #7
              Wonder what he'll say to me...
              Hope he doesn't take my suggestion to paint ALL cars in high viz colours seriously...
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              • #8
                I wear the gay vest when I'm commuting but I can assure you, it doesn't really make a difference. You also start to think silly things like "they will see me, i'm fncking yellow after all" but that just leads to heavy breaking and close calls.
                On the other hand, when wearing the vest people move over to let you split a lot more.
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                • #9
                  so he's in victoria? The only good motorcycle law they have is footpath parking.
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                  • #10
                    I have been wearing my "look twice for bikes" vest, but the bloody zip had broken!
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                    • #11
                      I choose to wear one all the time but i think making people wear them is fucked. Tackle the problem of inattentive drivers rather than targeting the victim and saying here, wear this...

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                      • #12
                        It's yet another false security. There's no point being able to bleat "I was wearing a vest, he should have seen me!" from your hospital bed.

                        Wear black if you like, ride like you're invisible, take charge of your own safety. Don't rely on the other dopey fuckwits on the road to look out for you.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by barfridge View Post
                          It's yet another false security. There's no point being able to bleat "I was wearing a vest, he should have seen me!" from your hospital bed.

                          Wear black if you like, ride like you're invisible, take charge of your own safety. Don't rely on the other dopey fuckwits on the road to look out for you.
                          This time a gazzilion!!! Ride like every wanker out there is trying to kill you wheter they know it or not.
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                          • #14
                            the new cager excuse will be that the hi-vis jacket blinded them and they hit me........
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                            • #15
                              I swear wearing my fluoro jacket makes me a target

                              D'Art

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