Riders, rider groups and even then RACV have previously questioned crash statistics as flawed. Yet they are often relied on for “road safety initiatives” such as increased speed cameras, fines and policing.
In one example of flawed crash statistics, VicRoads said speed was a factor in 152 of 199 crashes on a particular street. However, the RACV says 30% of the crashes hadn’t even occurred on that street. Read our report here.
Similarly, Save the Oxley founder Ken Healey says the RMS is relying on flawed Oxley Highway crash statistics.
“I’ve been reading their bullshit for over a year now,” he says.
“They are experts at justifying what they do.”
He says that all six deaths occurred on just three low-speed corners.
“Doesn’t that tell you something must be wrong with those corner?” he asks.
“All corners were speed advised as 45km/h, so they couldn’t have been going fast by the time they left the road.”
Minister announces speed changes
The Minister announced the speed changes at a meeting she called on Monday with local stakeholders.
Gary says he can’t see the point of the meeting “as they had already decided”.
Ken says the Minister left after making her announcement and didn’t stay for any of the discussion. He referred to it as a “dictatorship”.
“She wasn’t interested in the slightest to what we all had to say,” he says.