Cops: Motorbikes need front ID


PLAY: Neil conducts an interesting conversation with two bikies who rang in, Nick and Bill

9 comments so far

  • Could not agree more, the attitude displayed by many riders is a result of their 'insulation' from fines and penalties. They need to be a poart of the real world again and grow some respect for our laws. At the same time the number plates issued need to be a couple of inches wider and longer so that they can be read from a greater distance. Slimline size car plates would be more appropriate than the little things they have at the moment.

    Date and time
    October 18, 2011, 10:16AM
    • Bikers will be out in force condemning this as a safety issue. However this issue was raised because you speed and break other road rules at leisure (riding between stationary cars). We are only thinking of your safety by trying to slow you down! The safety aspect of not having front plates no longer cuts it with other motorists.

      Date and time
      October 18, 2011, 10:46AM
      • Hi Neil, love the show.
        Mate, Im a biker, and to be honest, i hate the idea of bolting a new number plate to the front of my bike. Give me an e-tag type electronic identification device that i can stick under my windscreen that wont cause further harm in case of an accident, and wont cost me money to fit, or affect the resale value of my bike, and ill be the first on the list to fit it. Thanks Neil.

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        October 18, 2011, 11:32AM
        • From Page 66 of the VicRoads submission to the Inquiry:
          In March 2009, the Standing Committee on Transport endorsed the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) as the agency to lead the national development of a technology-based solution for identifying motorcycles. In undertaking this role TMR commissioned a consultancy to examine Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and digital speed camera equipment to see how well RFID technology met the required performance criteria.

          The examination concluded that RFID is not a practical solution to complement existing speed enforcement practices for the identification of motorcycles, and is unlikely to be for the forseeable future and that new speed cameras that can target speeding motorcycles from the front and identify them from their rear plates are being trialled in Australia.
          I was present at the meeting of the Victorian Motorcycle Advisory Council where the fact that Frontal ID and RFID was rejected as it flatly DOES NOT WORK.

          Tony Ellis -
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          October 18, 2011, 1:49PM
          • i bought a motorbike to stop being pinged by revenue cameras and paying tolls..

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            October 18, 2011, 9:22PM
            • I don't ride a motorbike, but I can't see any reason to insist on number plates on the front of bikes. Photographs can be taken from the rear. Are we that hung up about someone getting away with something? Road safety is important, but we are getting hysterical.

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              October 18, 2011, 10:06PM
              • Blah blah blah...frontal blah. What a load of rot, RFID wont stop inattentive drivers from crashing into motorcycles, the number 1 cause of motorcycle carnage. Stop clutching at straws, riders know the risks and accept them, it's time the rest of you came into the real world.

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                October 20, 2011, 9:04AM
                • Safety issues my ar58, you want to speed and you do only now you are going to get pinged for it as you should, I am sick to death of seeing these idiots thinking they are 14 and bullet proof speeding and racing each other at every bloody opportunity they get. There is no safety issue with a plate so cut the crap!

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                  October 20, 2011, 2:47PM
                  • JR you blithering idiot, filtering between stationary cars is safer for motorcyclists than waiting in traffic for a moron like you on their phone to run up the back of them. There are numerous groups pushing to legalise safe filtering practice. Front number plates won't save anyone. Driver education might, but then you lot prove time and time again just how unbelievably stupid you are

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                    October 21, 2011, 8:32AM

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