One of the members here has asked me to put a few words together which he can use in a letter to his local Member of Parliament to voice concern about the apparent way in which motorcyclists are being portrayed in various ways at the moment. Example being the TAC advertisement which raises much ire... I'm more than happy to help out where I can. It was suggested that other members may wish to use the text in a letter to their local member as well. In order to ensure I capture the concerns of the members here, I thought it best to open a thread to collect your thoughts. I'm after some very specific information, in a very specific format. Please take the time to think about what you would like included, and I promise to do my best to come up with something that will help achieve a good result for motorcyclists. Something I will state very clearly up front - I will not include anything which appears as though it excuses a motorcyclist from breaking any law as it currently stands. If laws need to be changed, all well and good but that is another campaign. If we want to be treated equally, we have to be seen as behaving responsibly and worthy of equal treatment. To those with helmet cams - please get them running. Collect footage. Don't post it on YouTube however - keep it aside and just acknowledge that you have something. When the time comes, email the footage to your local member and the local paper, tv station along with a copy of your letter. In context, information is very valuable. Out of context, information is not so useful... So - over to you. What do you want me to discuss in the open letter? At this stage I have the following points: - recent crash between motorcyclist and CRV where police officer determined motorcyclist at fault when vehicle crossed in front of their path (I need the officers name, the date of incident, date of broadcast etc if someone has it please) - TAC campaign showing motorcyclist at fault for speeding, but mentions nothing about the fault of driver for pulling out into traffic in an unsafe manner What I need are specifics to discuss. I can't use "we're treated unfairly" because that is an opinion, not a fact. I need facts, specific examples of where you feel you were treated differently as a motorcyclist compared to a car driver.