The AMC has been in touch with the Minister's office about the motorcycle crash stuff in the papers this week. It's a bit more complex than the Herald-Sun, ABC etc. said. Here is the bit of the Minister's media release that the media didn't bother to even read. It goes through all the crash stats etc then says... Thatâ€™s why the recent landmark Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit was so timely. Organised by the Australian Government and the Motorcycle Safety Consultative Committee (MSCC), this landmark two-day Summit brought together rider groups, police, road authorities and safety experts from around Australia and overseas. The Summit generated an enormous range of ideas to improve motorcycle safety, with proposed measures addressing rider education and licensing, police enforcement, road engineering and protective clothing. I look forward to these proposals being further developed by the MSCC so that they can be considered by the Australian Transport Council for inclusion in the next National Road Safety Strategy. The MSCC comprises representatives from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, motorcycle clubs and associations, and my Department. The full Fatal and Serious Road Crashes Involving Motorcyclists report can be downloaded: www.atsb.gov.au/publications/2008/mono20.aspx And here's the Australian Motorcycle Councils take on the subject.