Ross wrote:I belive the real reason motorists want rego for bikes is not so much the mistaken belief about identifying and punishing lawbreakers but the fact that they are jealous because they pay and we don't
They think that they pay.
Nobody pays to use the roads, they are free for all people.
What they pay for is the right to use a powered vehicle.
If all the costs of private motor vehicle usage were properly calculated and invoiced annually based on, say, the load over each wheel and the distance driven not only would they scream blue murder because their "rego" fee would no doubt be on the wrong side of four figures before the CTP component was added but they'd hate us even more because of the lesser rego that most of us would be paying because our smokeboxes spend large amounts of time cluttering up our front yards and sheds rather than public roads and carparks.