The Victorian Govt may force bikers to attach front number plates to stop them evading speed camera fines and CityLink highway tolls. VicRoads wants to test adhesive rubber bracket designs so motorbikes can be better identified. Motorcycles in Victoria (along with the rest of Oz) have not had front identification since standard metal plates were removed about 20 years ago because they were considered amongst other reasons, dangerous in crashes. They cannot be identified by speed cameras taking shots from the front. Police, supposidly concerned about the rise in motorcycle deaths over the past few years, are pushing for the reintroduction of front number plates. At the moment, motorcyclists ride the CityLink highway network free and operator Transurban is keen to bring them under the video tolling system. The adhesive number plate plan will cost up to $14 million, according to a VicRoads report. It is undecided who would pay if the plan goes ahead -- the motorcyclists or the State Government, through VicRoads. A report to VicRoads by consultants Oxford Systematics said an adhesive front number plate or decal was the best option. Author Dr Marcus Wigan said it would cost $13.8 million to fit Victoria's 98,000 registered motorcycles, including the time spent by riders meeting the new requirements. Motorcycle Riders As sociation president Alex Money said he was concerned riders would pay for a measure which would have minimal effect on safety. "Why don't police just turn their speed cameras around?" he said. "How is it justified to spend $14 million on this sort of thing?" Mr Money said bikers were angry over the Government's $50 TAC levy and would strongly oppose front number plates. Opposition transport spokesman Terry Mulder said the front ID measure should be funded from the rampant increase in speed camera revenue. Matt Phelan, a spokesman for Transport Minister Peter Batchelor, said the Government would await the research results before taking any action.