The Canberra Times has a piece on a $77,000 study of why motorcycle accidents are one the rise.
One might think the first place to look would be for a rise in motorcycle usage.
The article also raises a perennial whinge:
Most irritating to experienced riders are young women riding scooters protected only by thin skirts.
One motorcyclist with more than 20 years’ experience, Anne Jenkins, of Kaleen, said a dress and high heels would do little to protect the exposed legs of a woman on a scooter doing 60km/h if she fell and slid along the road. ”It doesn’t take much to round a corner and flip the front,” Ms Jenkins said.
Which is interesting as it’s hard to recall a recent fatal involving a young woman riding a scooter in a dress.
But in modern government $80k is a small price to pay for a statement of the bleeding obvious.