It's been confirmed that John Thompson, Senior Manager of Road Safety and Marketing at the Transport Accident Commission, has elected to resign. If you recall the reconvened Parliamentary inquiry into Motorcycle Safety where the TAC's reconstruction advert was the focus, John was one of the senior TAC people leading their representation to the Inquiry. I genuinely wish him well in his new endeavours. It's my hope that this change will usher in a new period of co-operation between the TAC and Victorian Motorcycling, where we work towards a common message that "Road safety is a shared responsibility between all roadusers". That is my hope... I fear I might be hoping for a little longer as I'm not sure that all the lessons from the PMI have quite been learned as yet. I understand that TAC are working on a new motorcycle ad campaign, but to the best of my knowledge it has not had any MC representative or MC expert input. If sources are correct though, the new campaign isn't so negatively "blame the rider" focussed as the more recent ads have been. I guess we'll wait and see. Anyway, good luck John. If you ever rekindle your L's and would like some advanced on road ride coaching, look me up. I think I can say this on behalf of the VMC, we look forward to the announcement of either his replacement or new Road Safety deparment arrangements and continuing to try and foster a working relationship with the TAC going forward.