There has been an update to my last post in the Australian media. Looking at some of the comments that have been made on a number of
According to Kidsafe
This is a disgrace! I thought that the case of the three year old boy was a unique accident but it seems that this happens all the time. Maybe they are not killed but still this is a situation that should be dealt with.
But it seems that the Australian governments are happy to let kids ride these motorcycles without any form of training. Dr Stokes who deals with these child injuries agrees with me and states that:
“It seems ludicrous that we have an appropriate regime of driver training and licensing for driving a car, but in the case of a motorbike or minibike there is virtually no control over the age limit for motorbike riders on bikes that can do up to 60 km/h,”
If the Australian government chooses not to up the minimum age to 16 then they should at least incorporate a training scheme similar to the