I was reading the auto section of the newspaper @ Maccas tonight, and Q-Ride is being looked at by the MRAQ due to the amount of increased motorcycle deaths in QLD. They state that Q-Ride instructors who work @ dealerships are under more pressure when students place a deposit on a new bike, to hand over the licenses. They are also investigating the option of forcing Q-Ride to comply with international bike laws - which make the newly licensed rider work their way up throught the various sized bikes. Q-Ride does the opposite, allowing people to get any sized bike they want to when they haven't enough experience and not making them perform a test with the bike before allowing the person to ride off on it. Places like China/Japan, and others, have one test where the buyer trys to pick the bike up from an "on it's side" position, and if they can't pick the bike up, they cannot ride it. This makes sense and would help curve the injury and death statistics. Better training with both motorbike riders and drivers of cars is also paramount and keeping P platers away from powerful cars and bikes will do wonders as well.