Vic roads have released a discussion paper for proposed changes and improvements to the motorcycle graduated licensing scheme (GLS). Read about it and down load the paper here: http://www.arrivealive.vic.gov.au/initiatives/safer_road_users/graduated_licensing_f/graduated_licensing_for_motorcyclists.html The apparent goal of the proposal is to produce better noob (aka novice) riders. The most conservative proposed changes however will see a P plate license cost well over $14000, with L plate riders only allowed to ride in daylight, with mandatory safety and high viz gear whilst being supervised by an accredited rider. Yes, you read that right. And the net benefit is questionable - it even says so in the paper. So it's in your best interests to get reading the paper and make your comments to help guide the learner system that will be used by your brother, sister, mate, son, daughter, mother in the near future. Do it. This is a new discussion thread solely to discuss the flaws and strengths of the GLS proposals and perhaps propose alternative suggestions. There clearly are points on both sides of the flaw/strength ledger. You have until Friday 29 October 2010 to get your feedback to Vicroads via snail mail (no stamp required): Motorcycle GLS Discussion Paper VICROADS Reply Paid 72780 KEW VIC 3101 or use the online feedback form at: www.arrivealive.vic.gov.au/motorcycleGLS So get cracking. Drop your thoughts here to help them coalesce if you wish. Just get cracking. Did I mention, get cracking!! Fine print: The views expressed herein by me are my views only and do not represent the views of any organisation.