Motorcycle Riders Association Australia (MRAA) is an informal non-profit volunteer organisation representing the interests of road motorcycle and scooter riders. Objectives include promoting fair and sensible laws and taxes for riders. The MRAA shares and discusses rider issues whilst campaigning to help make roads a safer, better and more equitable place for riders.
A motorcyclist died in Wantirna, Victoria. A car driver may have failed to give way
Sincere sympathy to the rider’s loved ones. RIP. All unriders & undrivers should be flagged in crash data so researchers and stakeholders can develop effective countermeasures to reduce road trauma. They are not flagged in available data. Unriders and undrivers are are people using vehicles illegally, no licence, unregistered and/or unroadworthy. Read Steve Bardsley’s THE BLAME GAME CONTINUES in Academia.
A significant part of the reason unriders exist is that motorcycle training, licencing and CTP insurance is way too expensive. This is directly the fault of road authorities. Instead of spending our money on multi-million dollar TV ads that tend to blame the victims the Transport Accident Commission should follow the lead of the Tasmanian Government and put funds into training and licensing incentives and subsidies for protective clothing using MCAP ratings.
Motorcyclist Graduated Licensing System Review – Tasmania
Recently, Tasmanian motorcyclists had an opportunity to have their say on how we can all make motorcycle riders more safe on Tasmanian roads.
The Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) are reviewing the Tasmanian motorcyclist graduated licensing system (GLS). Road authorities say motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable road users and are over-represented in crashes in Tasmania accounting for around a third of serious crashes in 2021.
The MRAA agrees learner and provisional motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. In the last ten years, learner motorcyclists were involved in approximately ten times more casualty crashes than fully licensed riders. Over the past few years, the motorcyclist graduated licensing system has required learner and provisional motorcyclists to undergo more strenuous training and assessment requirements but the RSAC review will probe whether the system needs amending. Feedback will contribute to the RSACs review and determine their recommendation to the Tasmanian State Government on what more we can do to reduce the number of riders killed or seriouly injured on our roads. To learn more visit Tasmanian GLS Review
Submissions closed 21/09/2022. The MRAA has lodged a submission.