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A motorcyclist’s view on rising toll

Click play to hear from John Eacott, of  the Victorian Motorcycle Council, with Ross and John

A fifth motorcyclist has died this month, just 10 days into February.

The 2016 motorcycle road toll is at 10, nearly half of the overall road toll, which stands at 24.

In the latest accident, a man in his 40s died after his Harley Davidson ran off the road at Werribee South.

Ross and John say they wouldn’t ride motorcycles due to safety concerns.

But John Eacott, of  the Victorian Motorcycle Council, offered a series of reasons behind the shocking stats.

‘I respect your opinions … but those who ride motorcycles do have an entirely different outlook,’ he said.

‘January-February we’ve had beautiful weather and the number of bikes out on the road has – if not not quadrupled – probably gone up by a factor of 10.

‘The accidents themselves are tragic. But we also have a very concerning bunch of statistics; four were unlicenced drivers, two were stolen vehicles.’