Canberra Times and WIN news have both reported about the deaths on roads around the ACT over the weekend. Canberra Times link here.
The ACT specific crash was an 18yr old motorcyclist riding a Yamaha R1 on the Federal Highway in Watson, who hit the rear end of a 4wd. P and L plate riders are limited by a power to weight ratio so they learn and gain experience on a motorcycle less likely to get them killed. Which begs the question how did an 18yr old find himself on one of the most powerful sports bikes on the market.
There was a follow up story in the Canberra Times about a notorious motorcyclist blackspot being the intersection of the Federal Highway and Antill Street in Watson outside the Formula one Hotel. This is a bit of a stretch as the crash didn’t happen at that intersection, and should have been asking for better rider training/testing and actual enforcement of ownership of motorcycles by dealers and the motor registry as well as the fuzz.
This is ammunition the new Automotive party needs to win votes in the next election.