Re: ATSB Stats Show That Focus on Speed Cameras is a Facade
The Intro of better rider training sees the rate of motorcycle deaths fall.
I can also see how that would work for drivers as well. I dare say that you can get your licence far too easily in Victoria. I did a lap around broady and they gave me my licence. No instructor, nothin. Sure i had at least 200 hrs experience (had my leaners since 16, mum always made me drive when i was in the car), but vic roads didn't know that.
The only person i know that has failed their p's, was a bloke doing his manual licence.
If you can make motorists more "aware" of their surroundings and better drivers then you will also see a further decline in motorcycle fatalities as well.
But anyway Pete, not to get all Fight Club / Matrix on your ass, isn't Society / Govt all a facade and a system of control ? Ultimately, the govt needs money to run, and they see speed cameras as a quick cash injection.
If they though long term, and tried to save a greater number of lives, they would see more money than from the cameras... think how much money/tax that a person uses and circulates though the economy if they arn;t dead :)
Ha. rant over