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Is This a Result of the Consultations
Police launch a road blitz on motorcycle safety after 29 deaths
AAP June 02, 2010 11:10AM

POLICE will launch a blitz on motorcyclist safety following the death of 29 riders on Victorian roads this year.

The three-day Operation Yellow Flag/Black Flag will focus on educating road users who commute into Melbourne about considering motorists on two wheels.

In 2010, 29 motorcyclists have died on Victorian roads, 14 more than at the same time last year.

Twenty-two of the deceased riders were aged over 30, and 12 of the 29 died on roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h or lower.

Police on foot patrol, in cars and on motorbikes will engage road users and educate them on the importance of sharing the road.

Offences including speeding, unregistered bikes and vehicles, failing to give way, crossing double lines and drink and drug driving will be central to the operation.

Sergeant Shane Cowman said Melbourne's central business district was ranked the worst area in the state for road trauma and collisions involving motorbikes and scooters were “a concern''.

“The maps and data show us that motorcyclists in the city are over represented in serious injury collision data, and we know that the majority of these are preventable,'' Sgt Cowman said in a statement.

Police will try to engage with motorcyclists and other road users during the peak commuter hours in CBD streets, and busy routes including the Eastern and Monash freeways.

This may seem to be a small step , but I think it is in the right direction.   So has this come about because of the discussions some of the Fluxers had with Authorities a while back.?   If so , well done to all those involved.   I am all for educating road users about Motor Cyclists, but I maintain that curing their Blindness is through their Hip Pocket.   If a Bike is involved in a crash then those found 'At Fault' need to be fined severely and licence automaticly taken away.

Funny name the poor Sgt has though, hard to take a bloke named CowMan seriously.   Or is he just a CowBoy that grew up?...     That's terrible isn't it !

 

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Blitzing Motorcycles to stop

Blitzing Motorcycles to stop them denting nice shiny cars who fail to identify or give way to them is a very positive road safety action TJ and I am a little dissapointed in your negative (non -positive) answer..

Please in future try to take this whole road safety issue seriously and not reply if you can't say something  positive..lol !

 

But in all seriousness a lot of riders are not being trained to ride defensively anymore...SEQld is a classic example every morning and afternoon there are reports on the TV and radio "car and bike together" some days several..average about 1 fatality a week..sad ...very sad to me..

But watching the quality that Q-Ride pumps out it is not surprising...Bikes being ridden with car drivers attitudes and poor skills.

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Sorry Paul

I think you may have misinterpreted my intention there.

I genuinely thought that educating ALL road users was a good idea.   Better than just whacking Bike Riders over the head all the time like they do in Qld.   They fine us for this and they fine us for that and keep telling us that bike fatalaties are all our fault.

Here is a Victorian example of how they have recognised that Other road users contribute to Bike Accidents as well, and are acting upon it.   As I said it is a small start, but one Qld should adopt as well.  

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 I got pulled over on the

 I got pulled over on the Flowerdale rd last year. My instant reaction was "what the fuck now" but the copper just wanted a bit of a chinwag about safety etc, so i gave him my 2 cents and all was well. Not a bad way of doing it, I reckon.

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similarly I was pulled over

similarly I was pulled over leaving cowes last year after the Motogp and handed leaflets about saftey gear and had a little chat about my thoughts on things. I remember it as being pretty good as well , as in he seemed genuinely interested and friendly . Nice change from the often heavy handed way we are often treated with.


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kate wrote:

similarly I was pulled over leaving cowes last year after the Motogp and handed leaflets about saftey gear and had a little chat about my thoughts on things. I remember it as being pretty good as well , as in he seemed genuinely interested and friendly . Nice change from the often heavy handed way we are often treated with.


I remember we all waited down the road wondering why Kate got stopped but when she got to us she explained what went on , the surprising thing was not one car pilot got stopped

 

and as an aside last night coming home I nearly got hit by a woman in a rover Freelander she was in the inside lane and I was in the ouside lane passing her when because ther was a bus stopped at a stop about a block away she decided to move right. It wasnt a surprise , I already knew what would likely happen, so when she moved over on me I hit the horn and gave her "that look" only to see she was busy putting on her lipstick, she stopped moving across but stayed half in my lane till she was forced to yield or hit the bus these are the ppl who need re-education

preferrably with something heavy

 

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My point exactly

Jacqui , in TeeJay World , if she had hit you she would've been found 'At Fault' and fined A $1,000 or 2 and had her Licence taken away.   This would quickly change their attitude to , looking every time a lane change was about to commence and do away with the application of make-up on the road altogether.!

Would'nt take em long to work out ' If you hit a bike you are in Deep Shit ! " Eyesight will improve virtually overnight.  

 

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RE-education????

To be re-educated means you must have been educated, in the first place. Education involves learning.

Apparently this Freeloader, sorry Freelander, didn't learn anything the first time. Dumb as shit some folk and probabl;y not capable of assimilating pertinent informations.

When you gave her "the look" were you also saying read my lips and she thought you meant red her lips?

Salutations.

 

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Sorry only Rudd says sorry...

I think you misinterpreted my facetiousness TJ....I was "  taking the PUSS out of you " as they say in NZ...

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Re-education...

I can remember such nice little re-education campaigns in NSW around Bathurst Bike Races late 70's and early 80's  many years ago.......

Officer on side of road waves you in .....

Get off your bike ..get out your License then empty your pockets then your saddlebags ...wheres your drugs hidden ?

No drugs smartarse ?   "No sir we thought we'd buy them from you guys and support local business.."

Go back to Qld (actually I think he said piss off ) and don't come back...

 

NSW tourism award nominee ? LOL !

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Living in the 70'S

And living in the north seems a perfect match.


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