Reply To: Call to ditch motorcyclists' ACC levy as little spent on safety

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OldBeer
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  • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
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Such is the quality of present day reporting that people are quoted without having to provide any back up for their views, or if they do the paper doesn’t acknowledge it.

Where is the evidence to support the statement that rider training doesn’t work? Or the assertion that a wire rope barrier is better than a smooth face barrier?

Also, if someone here can enlighten me, how do we know whether the situation is getting better or worse if we don’t know the population of motorcylists and the kilometers traveled? All we ever see if how many people died/got injured. How many bikes were there this year?

According to the report on the NZTA website
http://www.transport.govt.nz/research/crashfacts/motorcyclecrashfacts/

the greater number of deaths are either totally or at least partially the fault of the biker. I was also told that on the Ride Forever courses I went on, which I thought were good value.