Apparently the proposed "Third European Community Driving Licence Directive", which is currently undergoing its second reading in the European Parliment has been the subject of a few protest rides in Europe. Under the proposed new regs. the minimum age for riding bikes over 125cc will increase from 17 to 19 and the age limit for stepping onto full-sized bikes will increase from 21 to 24. New categories of licences will also be introduced with a minimum of two years before stepping up in capacity, with riding tests also being required . All this despite the fact that no evidence has been provided that it will reduce fatalities. Hope our local politicians don't decide to follow suit.