Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are an ideal alternative to public transport as people social distance during the pandemic, says Australia’s first world motorcycle champion Wayne Gardner.
In a second YouTube video to promote a “Better Deal for Riders” petition, Wayne says social distancing is now part of our lifestyle and powered two-wheelers are the answer as well as “fun”.
>He urges riders to sign the Two Wheel Action Group’s petition calling for a better deal for riders that includes free tolls and parking, and lower rego and insurance.
Click here if you would like to sign the petition that will go to appropriate state and federal ministers. Or use this QR Code.
It calls for a raft of concessions to get Australia moving on a more convenient form of transport than public transport which is being shunned by the public with genuine fears of Coronavirus infection.
Lower the cost of powered two-wheel registration and compulsory third party insurance ($50 – 50cc, $100 – LAMS, $200 – Open standardise across all states);
50cc scooters, mopeds, and equivalent electric bikes able to be ridden on a car license Australia-wide;
Incentives for commuters to buy electric-powered bikes through green fund rebates (as per current solar rebates) and no stamp duty charges;
National exemption from motorway, bridge and tunnel toll charges; and
Free parking and footpath parking, except in public thoroughfares and walkways.