South Australia Seeks Law to Limit Motorcycle Riding

South Australian government is working with motorcyle groups to create more laws protecting stupid riders from themselves. The governmen...

South Australian government is working with motorcyle groups to create more laws protecting stupid riders from themselves.

The government hopes to create a blueprint that will limit the power of motorcycles to certain age groups and/or weight limits. The idea came about as more young riders are hurting themselves riding too fast or too irresponsibly.
Ulysses Club national vice-president Neville Gray, who co-authored the motorcycle safety plan, said restricting bikes to those with a "more appropriate" power-to-weight ratio for young riders was key.

He said some young riders raced their bikes through the Hills and there was nothing to stop them from buying high-performance vehicles.
When it comes down to it, committing suicide should be each person's choice, and that's what is really at the heart of this legislation. This is government saying, "you're too stupid to take responsibility for yourself, so we're going to do it for you."

The real problem here is that local government doesn't have the man power to enforce its laws. That's why young riders feel encouraged to do crazy things on their bikes. So because they can't enforce their laws, they seek to create more laws. Is that stupid or what? How are they supposed to enforce the new laws, if they can't enforce the existing ones?

Instead this new law will seek to criminalize responsibile riders. There are young riders who ride responsibly. But this new law is basically saying, "I don't care how responsible you think you are, because you are young, you cannot possibly be responsible".

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