Check out these links: http://www.tacsafety.com.au/jsp/stat...rID=1&navID=16 http://www.tacsafety.com.au/jsp/cont...ull&pageID=162 The current motorbike road toll might be 32% more than last year, but it's only 5 more than the 5 year average. Last year was one of the lowest motorcycle road tolls on record. 5 more than the 5 year average isn't a disaster of titanic proportions. That makes me wonder about all the agro and whoopala against motorcyclists... seems like more of the same negative political population brainwashing PR machinery, grabbing some outlying extreme result, spinning it up to all proportions and using it to justify extreme action. What's that saying about statistics?? 5 more brothers/sisters down is regrettable - don't get me wrong, but it's worth bringing some objectivity into this debate.