The purpose of this thread is to make a list of our demands from the Motorcycle Safety Inquiry. That’s right demands! We come from all backgrounds, we all belong to families, we represent every part of the community, we work hard, we contribute to the economy and the community, we pay taxes, we pay the politicians’ and bureaucrats’ salaries, we vote and we are not weak. We come from a position of strength and power. This gives us the right to make demands. What do we want? We want Increased funding to the training industry Free fully funded voluntary training Better and more frequent auditing of the training industry The current Victorian GLS to be left alone as it is producing excellent results Subsidised safety gear The acceptance of international standards in relation to safety gear Motorist eye tests every 3 years The cessation and refund of the discriminatory motorcycle levy The introduction of lane filtering The ability to overtake on straight roads with solid white lines A review into the appropriate length of double lines Motorcycles be given a greater speed discretion by Victoria Police Speed limits raised to appropriate and safer levels The reintroduction of the 100kph state speed limit in rural areas including advisory signs All rural roads to have bitumen shoulders of at least 50cm The introduction of a Speed Improvement Strategy (SIS) for Victorian Roads The cessation of harassment by Victoria Police The retraining of police to aid them in overcoming their fear and stress when confronted by the fastest growing mode of transport in Victoria The cessation of dangerous anti motorcycle propaganda by the TAC The cessation of the TAC being political The removal of WRB's and an investigation into why VicRoads allowed such a dangerous piece of equipment to be installed Reduced registration fees Technologies that sit between the rider and the motorcycle to be optional and the technologies not the rider to wear the full liability of any accidents The introduction of legislated five year 150,000 km warranties as high quality motorcycles are safer The introduction of junior trail bike licences. 7 to 12 year olds supervised up to 150cc’s and from 13 to 17 and 9 months unsupervised up to 250cc’s Legislation introducing mandatory accident insurance cover and the mandatory payment of claims by insurers The promotion of the benefits motorcycles provide to small business and regional towns and communities The promotion of the benefits motorcycles provide to the environment including lower carbon emissions The promotion of the benefits motorcycles provide to lowering congestion The promotion of the benefits motorcycles provide to reducing expenditure on infrastructure The recognition and promotion that motorcycles are a safe mode of transport The recognition and promotion of the fact that people that ride motorcycles are the most advanced road user group. The promotion of the benefits motorcycles provide to health, fitness and well being A full investigation into the inappropriate lowering of the Reefton Spur speed limit that resulted in the spike of motorcycle fatalities during 2010. This should include whether VicRoads followed the correct procedures and whether Victoria Police had an involvement in the instigation. Criminal proceedings should also be looked at. When do we want it? Yesterday! Please feel free to add, delete and/or edit.