Parrott wrote:Very citycentric policy. What about us rural people who use their 4wd for the purpose it was designed. There is an awful lot of Aus that is serviced by a dirt road network
Not just rural dwellers, as an owner of a 4WD who lives in the outer suburbs, I would NOT support a policy that specifically targets 4WD.
ALL internal combustion engine vehicles are dangerous to us.
To me the key point is: Because we share the road with all these vehicles we're the most vulnerable road group. It doesn't matter what vehicle a "bad" driver is in, it still masses 10-20times what we do!
Why can't we focus on the positives/benefits rather than angle things to further alienate particular groups.
We're also the most environmentally friendly VS ANY internal combustion vehicle.
The healthiest - if we survive, e.g. reduced obesity, fitness etc..
We reduce road congestion - which with appropriate infrastructure for cycling will continue to reduce
Building more infrastructure (bikes, light rail, AND good highways) means good employment - remember the 50's and 60's when all the migrants to Australia were gainfully employed!