human909 wrote:high_tea wrote:I have to admit that the data I've seen on the Darwin experience is a little patchy, but okay, I'll accept that it supports your conclusions for the sake of argument. If you want to argue that the Darwin experience suggests that some exceptions to the general rule is a good thing, fair enough. It has some interesting corollaries (like you'd need to legalise riding on the footpath for it to make much sense. Fine with me, but that's not currently the case in all jurisdictions). I have my own pet exemption: kids in trailers. Making kids in trailers wear helmets is several kinds of stupid. But both of those points are about improving MHLs, not repealing them.
Why is it you accept that Darwin provides experience but not the rest of the world?
Because Darwin has tried having MHLs and then relaxing them. The rest of the world hasn't. I also suspect that the legal and cultural environment in Darwin is closer to that in the rest of Australia than, say, Copenhagen.