http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/more-drivers-facing-criminal-charges-prison-20100808-11qen.html Now, I'm all for appropriate punishment. I can see the merit in custodial sentences for extremely poor driving and/or behaviour that results in death and significant injury, but this should not be an aim but the last resort. Lay almost seems pleased with the result. No Mr Lay, prosecuting people AFTER an event isn't 'Super Important'. I don't have the numbers, but I am sure someone will, but I was very much under the impression that most accidents and road deaths are not caused by people doing outrageous acts. They are normal people who, for one reason or another make a mistake, take their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second, make a poor decision or are ill equipped to deal with a situation that develops. They rarely go out with the intent to cause an accident that might result in injury or death and those that do should already be being dealt with under the existing system. But by focusing on other people, Mr Lay can convince us that we're not the problem, it's those other people, just like those silly hoons down in Dandenong who precipitated that legislation. Until of course it affects us. Whilst we have criminals who leave home with the intent to cause injury or death through their actions (robbery, theft or just the desire to cause hurt) currently escaping jail or facing minimal custodial sentences why the focus on jailing drivers/riders? By the way, what's it with this 'members' bullshit. It makes them sound like some exclusive club where they can more or less do what they please, rather than the public servants that they actually are.