http://www.spokes.com.au/ TonyE mentioned this in another thread: it's a site set up by the TAC to tell riders how to ride safe. The Your Tips section I find interesting. As we know, every TAC press release talks about obeying the letter of the law, and wearing flouro kevlar, but riders they've interviewed to ask advice from or accepted riding advice from? well, it's a little different... In the Perception Skills section [out of 18 tips]: 1 x tip advises extra training. 1 x tip advises caution in the wet. In the Maintain Your Bike section [out of 7 tips]: 5 x tips deal with tyres (tread depth, pressure, and recognising they take longer to warm up in cold/wet conditions). In the Other Tips section [out of 11 tips]: 4 x tips outright advise additional training. 2 x tips advise caution in the wet. 2 x other tips mention looking after your tyres as a point of safety. In the On-Bike Behaviour section [out of 12 tips]: 2 x tips advise caution in the wet. The others are about training, practice, pillions and skills. Not a single one mentions obeying a speed limit to improve your chances of staying alive on a motorcycle. In the The Road section [out of 24 tips]: 2 x tips advise caution in the wet. 2 x other tips mention caution in the wet as a point of safety. So at a rough glance, around 20% of the advice centres around simple traction: tyres & water. The rest is pretty much roadcraft and training. Just who is the TAC listening to before they send colour-printed instructions out to everyone, and spend $$$ on a website? Do they ask the police? Is it some public servants job to 'just come up with' all this? What are their qualifications, experience and/or training?