Disclaimer: this is not an anti-cycling post but a comment on the hypocrisy on the approach of the various agencies to safety. Driving down to Warragul on Saturday I noticed that the TAC ads are out if full force. This one in particular was all over the place. I must be getting immune I think because it was actually my wife who found the ad mildly offensive and said something that made me think. "What sort of reaction would they get if they took out the word Motor from the advert?" I wonder if they would have been prepared to drape that second message all over the Geelong Road bridges last weekend? I'm damned certain we'll see that (or something similar) all over the roads on the way to the GP shortly. Given the recent claims of "cyclists are 34 times more likely..." it makes it interesting to start looking at all the commercials from the likes of the TAC that way. When we do that they start showing up as being definitely not so much pro-safety as anti-motorcycling; specially the one with the bucking feral motorcycle that mysteriously tosses its rider off into the path of a van. Can we now expect to see a bicycle mysteriously throwing off its rider - or can we expect to see calls for cyclists to wear protective clothing (many bicycle crashes occur at similar speeds to scooter crashes)?