I have been suggesting this for a long time based on old data, but here's some recent data that proves the point. Which group of people is the majority contributor to motorcycle crashes involving the following categories. 1. speed 2. alcohol 3. fatigue 4. no helmet 5. pillion fatalities? if you guessed UNLICENCED RIDERS, you are absolutely correct, and some of these margins are very large!! http://www.mccofnsw.org.au/cgi-bin/user.pl?download_file=1&file=74 So what does this tell us about Government and Policing response to motorcycle accidents? If unlicened riders were blitzed off the road the statistics would be dramatically lower. This means that ANY strategy to deal with motorcycle safety that fails to address this central issue, is doomed before a cent is spent. Plainly unlicenced riders don't care about the law, don't care about consequences, and indulge in high-risk behaviour with little thought or care. Once this issue is dealt with, let us then see some sensible laws to ASSIST in safety for the law-abiding riders who are being penalised for the idiocy of a silent but real majority.. Thoughts???