I was out for a splendid ride just yesterday, tearing it up past Dee Why/Mona Vale areas soaking up some good weather and vibes. Never mind Sydney's awful traffic for a moment, just enjoy the (slow) rides. I had a thought while riding, and it's just dreaming, but worth dreaming about. We know that the government doesn't want us to slow down, because it makes too much revenue from speeding cars & bikes. We know speed cameras aren't effective. We know that they are money-grabbing boxes to raise revenue across the state. Imagine for a second, if we all gathered up just one-week's worth of revenue from the country through crowd-funding and donations, and built up a privately-advertised campaign to strongly encourage every single motorist/rider to NOT SPEED FOR ONE YEAR. That's right. A whole year where not a single road user incurs a fine. The government would be screwed. We could sit back and watch them scratch and squirm for coins in their coffers. These are people WE ELECT and listen to. It's time they started listening to the actual road users. Not everyone gets chauffeured around in the back of a limo to and from Parliament house. If the whole year works and no fines are made, then we might end up seeing: - the end of speed cameras - the end of red light cameras - no change in road toll (obvious) - entire departments dedicated to screwing over motorcyclists (ahem TAC) abolished or completely changed We are the road users, we should make the change on how we want to use them. People power, democratic change and revolution. Come dream with me.