BianchiCam wrote:Starting to despair.
If Vic does take up the minimum passing law and acts like we have seen the QPS then we really are truly rooted.
Mate.. you're not screwed. When looked at in isolation - the 1.5m rule when combined with an education campaign is probably a good thing. My experience has been that the good people of the world become even more careful, and these are in the majority. They were usually pretty careful before but I'll take it. However the psychopaths just don't care, and it may even enrage them. So I think in my experience the good get better and the worse get worse if that makes sense. If the police were on our side then I think in a short while these people would have it made clear that we carry cameras and it's going to be an expensive sport for them. Instead we've got a couple of years now of top cops saying "the law isn't enforceable" and only a handful of charges. That's what you really don't want.
Then on the other side of the equation, I know in QLD and NSW the split rule was bundled in with massive penalty increases which has lead to persecution of bike riders by police. Just on the weekend I pulled up next to a bunch where the whole 15 of them had been booked ($345) for rolling through a stop sign in a quiet street. Police regularly set up to book bike riders for speeding on popular routes. When viewed with this I'm not so sure whether we are actually any better off.
You need to say thanks for the split rule but don't touch the bike penalties.