Hopefully this is the right area.. I was watching "The force" last night as i find it somewhat interesting, and there were 2 motorcycle cops from sydney, one wearing a leather jacket etc.. and a gopro and the other just wearing his normal police shirt, with no sleeves/jacket etc.. Now we all know its not illegal to not wear your safety gear besides a helmet, but i find it interesting, hence the double standards title.. that in any motorcycle accident, there is always a subtle or not so subtle statement about how the rider wasn't wearing gear, or whatnot. Same thing happens when someone gets done speeding or doing something illegal, just like the bloke who was texting on his bike. The general public always post in the newspaper or online news articles, berating the rider for being so stupid and dangerous, and how mandatory ATGATT should be enforced. Sometimes even the cops say it in their statements.. How is it that this cop who is on a nationally televised show is not wearing all his safety gear, and pulling people over for breaking the law, there was a few speeders, a couple on phones etc.. and its all good, but as soon as a "normal" citizen is caught, they get nonstop bullshit from everyone about not wearing their gear etc.. one would assume that he should be practicing what he preaches, and wearing all his gear all the time. Also, i don't care if you wear your gear or don't wear it, i just hate the subtle digs and statements about those riders who get caught speeding or are involved in an accident, that they have to bring up what the rider was wearing. At the end of the day its up to the individual as it isn't illegal to wear shorts and a t shirt, BUT if a cop can stand there and whinge about people he catches not wearing the right gear, and then goes out and does the complete opposite of what he says.. its a bit ridiculous.