Terms of Reference

That under s 33 the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, the Road Safety Committee is required to inquire into, consider and report no later than 30 June 2012* on motorcycle safety and the Committee is asked to consider:

(a) trends over time in crash types including on-road and off-road crashes, rural/urban breakdown, experience levels of riders (where known) and types of motorcycles being ridden;

(b) the changing face of motorcycling and in particular, patterns of motorcycle usage over time including the uptake of motorcycles as an alternative form of transport and its impact on road safety;

(c) the attitudes of riders to safety and risk taking including drugs, alcohol, travelling at inappropriate speeds, use of protective clothing and fatigue;

(d) riders and drivers attitudes to each other;

(e) responsibilities for improving the safety of off-road riders;

(f) the efficiency and effectiveness of the accredited provider scheme in the delivery and administration of motorcycle licensing;

(g) countermeasures used in Victoria, Australia and other comparable overseas jurisdictions to reduce the number and severity of motorcycle accidents with reference to road environment treatments, behavioural change programs and the design and technology of motorcycles and protective gear;

(h) new initiatives to reduce motorcycle crashes and injuries;

(i) the appropriateness of the TAC premium for motorcyclists in relation to covering all riders eligible to claim on the TAC scheme;

(j) the effectiveness of the Motorcycle Safety Levy in improving rider safety in Victoria; and

(k) the ways government can work with non-government stakeholders to achieve motorcycle safety outcomes.


*Note: The reporting date has been extended to 13 December 2012 by resolution of the Legislative Assembly on 8 February 2012.

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