Had an interesting weekend that I want to share with you, it's border line politics but i think it deserves to be in general. A little bit of background then we're into it. A ride buddy had a major prang on the weekend, he crossed the line into oncoming traffic and had a head on with a car. He didn't walk away but he did all right just the same I got the chance to have a really good look at the accident site and went over it with a decent copper and we reached the same conclusions about the impact. What isn't clear is how he got there in the first place. I know the guy and have seen him ride, and he's been doing it for quite some time. I put him in the very capable but reserved category, he rides with maturity and doesn't go on kitten killing expeditions. As the last of the site was being cleared and the ambo was preparing to leave, the 'other' copper pipes up and I hear him over say "clearly riding too hard." To which I responded I beg your pardon? So he manned up and looked me in the eye and repeated, "he was going too hard." To which i replied how do you know that? His answer is a cracker in that it speaks volumes of the ignorance some of those vested with an authority over us are afflicted with. "He crossed the white line so clearly he was going too hard for the corner." In other words, that bellend is going to tick the 'speed was a factor' box on his report. A heated discussion ensured where we swapped ideas about other possible reasons for being on the wrong side of the road. Well when i say swapped ideas I gave him a few but he decided to stick with his one. I explained that 80k/ph on two different lines gives two different exits and two different outcomes. Another member of the crew who was seconds ahead of the downed rider told us as he came around the corner a 4wd was in his lane. I'll concede it may not be the exact answer, but the possibility remains the 4wd pushed the rider off his line and triggered the series of events. The downed rider didn't have a clear recollection of events and i'm not sure he will. So as a witness he's pretty sketchy unless his memory comes good. The concern is the officers steadfast attitude that it must be 'going too hard' that caused the crash. Even saying if he was going slower he could of corrected for the 4wd. So I asked him how fast he thought we should go, would 5k/ph do it for him? If the rider was in the speed limit and another road user broke the law resulting in an accident, he didn't give a shit about it. I'm beginning to seriously question the stats that say 70% of riders are at fault in an accident. If that's all the evidence they need they can forget it. I have my own stat they may be interested in, 70% of the police are clueless when it comes to motorcycle accidents. so pretty please with sugar on top, get fvcked. As an aside, 3 cop cars 5 cops 2 ambos 2 firetrucks 3 tow trucks 1 rider down. i've seen your billboards saying 3000 extra police will be out to catch us. Explain to me why you can't send two of them to go and get the footage of the car that did a hit and run on my friend after he went through all of the trouble to organise it for you. Can you do that? Is the answer that you're under resourced? Cos i don't believe you, I believe you're a waste of resources.