Unrealistic road toll targets prompt knee-jerks

Ambitious road toll targets, such as the improbable Vision Zero campaign, create unrealistic expectations that only serve to goad politicians into knee-jerk responses. They usually consist of lower speed limits and crackdowns on motorcyclists who are over-over-represented in the statistics. So it comes as no surprise that Australia is not on target to meet its …

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Distracted drivers cause motorcycle crashes

Distracted drivers who don’t look for motorcycles are being blamed for a spike in rider deaths, increasing our crash danger status from “amber” to “red”. The annual Australian Automobile Association National Road Safety Strategy performance report shows motorcyclists represented nearly 18% of the 1189 deaths on the nation’s roads in the 12 months to September. …

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