End this motorbike madness

Clipping from an Australian newspaper

Posted: 21 October 2013
by Ben Cope

I'm glad people like Jason Miller exist. They make me feel normal.

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Jesus. That guy must live in a state of permanent fear.
Thanks for worrying on our behalf, Jason, but really, you need to chill or you will worry yourself to death. Hope that didn't frighten you.

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:55

Yep Ban bikes, but as sadly more people die in cars even with all the gadgets to save em....Ban them first,...

Makes you wonder  how knobs like this , go on, never having had a life, that must be what Phillip means by useless eater...

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:20

OMG. Perhaps Jason should be worried that by cutting down trees, to produce the paper that his letter was printed on, the planets ability to recycle Oxygen has been impaired.

He probably relaxes by recycling his earwax to make furniture polish.

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 21:43

Jason probably had a bike once but was a useless rider. Rather than have to face his own lack of talent and ability, he's calling for a motorcycle ban on 'safety' grounds. 'Safety' the bedfellow of every killjoy loser.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 01:24

has Jason been down to the police accident compound lately and seen how many fatal car accident wrecks are piled up, most with air bags and up to date safety equipment. Get real Jason, shit happens. Stop having a lend of us, I know you can't be serious, you just like stirring up the readers with your nanny state articles. lol

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 07:02

I think all Visordown fans/readers should have a whipround to pay for a holiday for Jason as he obviously needs to chill out.
I would suggest 2 weeks at the Isle of Man TT !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 07:44

How many more people wanting to regulate lifestyles of other people would appeare to offer such absurd measures as you did, Jason Miller?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:07

Article should start: How is it that utter lunatics are allowed to pass as journalists in this day and age.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:36

I have often wondered myself how we get away with it.

Think about the pillion provision on a modern superbike -perching someone 5 foot in the air on a foam pad a quarter the size of a human backside, with nothing solid to hold on to, on a machine with the acceleration of a Veyron?! And no obligation to wear anything other than a helmet as protection? Let's be honest, when contrasted to the H&S madness we see all around us every day it is startling.

Don't get me wrong - I believe it should be our choice and I am glad we are left to rely on common sense and self preservation - but it does stand out as exceptional in this day and age. Which means that on close examination by the sorts of people who run this country - if we became too much of a problem - it is likely that many aspects of motorcycling would be fundamentally changed. I'd suggest a lot of people who get buzzed and undertaken by motorbikes daily would support legislation to increase safety or remove bikes altogether too.

At the end of the day, we ought to be ensuring we stay under the radar to avoid further scrutiny. Getting rid of stupidly loud exhausts is one way to do this.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:56

hell yeah!...for moron like this one I have to wear helmet, the police forcing me to wear helmet even if I dont want!
wtf, it is my head!...with helmet I ride like rossi, without helmet I ride slow!...why to wear helmet?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:11

If people like him ran the world we'd still be wearing deer skin and lighting fires with flint living by Lake Turkana, banging bongo drums (original texting and email methods).

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:15

Dear Jason, you are 100% right.
And that's not all. Can you believe they still allow people to have physical contact with each other?
Gems, diseases, you get the idea...

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:16

*GeRms, ok.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:28

Bet his missus had her back doors smashed in by a biker

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:33

I think Mr. Miller would do well in the EU...

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:01

Following the same logic, cars should be banned too. There are so many bad drivers that cause so many accidents. Most people die in car accidents so...Public transportation for EVERYONE then!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:06


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:08

This dude is sick?

What next ban people with disabilities? A bit of ethnic cleansing? Just to make sure everyone is the same and no harm can be done?

People like this are dangerous

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:13

This dude is sick?

What next ban people with disabilities? A bit of ethnic cleansing? Just to make sure everyone is the same and no harm can be done?

People like this are dangerous

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:14

And here is the million dollar question: How many people in their protected tin cans cause accidents while doing so many things, including mobile phones, make up, eating, the list goes on. So Jason, if you dont know what you are talking about, or at least have considered all of the facts and points involved, SHUT THE FCUK UP!!!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:27

He sounds like am American politician with a hidden agenda......watch" are motorcycles the new put bull" by a motovloger. Interesting take.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:45

Disabilities arent only physical.
Although banning them may be a bit extreme it does not negate the FACT that what he says is true.
So we need to make them safer.
Mfctrs need to place an emphasis on this type of research but they will not so long as there profit margin is on their favor.
Simply stated ... the more fatalities the better business is for them.
There are way more people than motorcycles.
Most bikie wreck survivors never want to see a bikie again let alone ride again.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:49

I like the bit where he says that the police should ban motorcycles. I thought that it was governments that made the laws and police just enforced them - but what do I know

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:51

Well obviously, this man has a point. I mean, come on...If I lived "down unda," I certainly wouldn't want Lord Humungus and his cronies coming after me in their assless chaps, bondage masks and mohawks.

Mad Max and The Road Warrior were reality shows in Australia, right? The OG of reality TV?

But at the end of the day you just have to ask yourself,"Who run Bartertown?"

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 14:25

You're absolutely right Jason, Let's make this world a safer place by banning all motorcycles......... would this include all the 2 wheelers used by the emergency services, such as the police and paramedics who rely on this form of transport to get to an accident situation quickly, after all they can get through traffic much easier than a car. Let's say you was involved in a road collision in your caged box, and needed urgent medical attention, a two wheeler would get there much quicker than a four wheeler , especially in rush hour traffic.
Lets get rid of all motorcycles in the world, replace each one with a car, better still, replace the motorcycles for a nice large 4x4 saloon, the Co2 emissions would increase dramatically, motorcycles use less emissions than the majority of cars on the road, this is surely more dangerous to the environment is it not.
You complain about having to wear seat belts, lets make it fair and bring in a new rule making it compulsory for all car drivers to wear a helmet, that way women would find it very difficult to put on their make up whilst driving, men wouldn't be able to shave whilst driving, everyone would struggle to use the mobile phone whilst driving, all of these things are distractions to the drivers........You ever seen a biker doing these things whilst riding a two wheeler....? Me neither, and I've been riding for 35 years,
Motorcyclists have to be more aware of what is happening whilst riding, we have to react quickly to those numpties who are otherwise distracted by other things in their safe caged box. We look around, we look behind us when maneuvering, car drivers? why would they bother to look back when they have a nice rear view mirror to glance at? They think they can see everything including the blind spot............
I'm sure countries like China & India would be very happy to ban all motorcycles and change them all for cars, I'm guessing you meant scooters as well ........ They wouldn't cope
Let's NOT ban motorcycles, its our choice

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:04

Unfortunately it's not as ridiculous as we like to think. There are plenty of safety obsessed people out there who think just like him, and plenty of others who would support his view.
Just look at the numbers who criticise fellow riders over what they choose to wear, even on this site, and they are fellow motorcyclists, we are led to believe. It's a worrying trend.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:09

Motorcyclists aren't a bunch of kids having the idea of motorcycles pushed upon them by some evil impressionistic overlord who wants them all to die... we are big enough (and some of us ugly enough...) to be able to make up our own minds as to how safe we want to be.

NOW a car is built with things like crumple zones. Why? I hear them confusedly ask from behind the screen of their laptop whilst they are writing and article for the Australian equivalent of the Daily Mail. Why is it this way? Why is it that WE have to be safe, and THEY don't?

Well, sir, it's simple. You are driving around in a caged two ton block of metal and plastic. If you drive like the idiotic moron you have so proved yourself to be then it is likely that the airbag will indeed save that spiteful face you have come to call yours, HOWEVER lest we forget not that if you happen to go haphazardly careering off the road, smashing into whatever cars, motorcyclists, cyclists, adults and children who may be so unfortunate as to find themselves along your flightpath, you will do an imperial fucktonne of damage to him/her/that.

Nothing would get my (metaphorical) labial juices gushing harder than to have a face-to-face with you Mr. Miller. I would ask you one question. When a motorcycle/motorcyclist decides that the road is fun enough no more for them, and they must leave behind that gravitational constrictions that mother nature has crafted so delicately for us upon the roads, and in tandem like a pair of swans lift up into the air and say "goodbye" to the road they have known for so long, who is it that perishes? The car? no. The Lorry? no. Yes, I hear you shouting at your computer - "WHAT ABOUT THE PEDESTRIANS?!" - and yes, indeed, whilst it is a possibility that a pedestrian could be struck down by a rogue motorcycle which has taken to the sky, I still believe it a higher possibility that a car would cause more damage...

There is a reason you have an airbag. It's because when you are driving along and texting you feel so safe and secure in your crash-tested-safety-standard-mobile that you are in fact not concentrating. There is a reason you have a crumple zone. It's because whilst you are texting and you miss the red light and smash into the size of a car with 4 kids in the back, only two of them become crumpled shards of humans and the other 2 don't.

How many car drivers have ever been killed by bikes? And how many bikers do we ALL know have been killed by pathetic morons in cars that are doing their lippy, arguing with a family, or talking on the phone?

I'm sorry to rant I just feel like someone has become really very anti-motorcycling and, like I do on many a morning train commute, find myself worried by the inordinate plethora of verbal semen that ends up upon the pages of some newspapers...

Sent from my iPhone 5

Somewhere on the M1

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:33

Don't worry about this Jason bloke. He'll die in his front room after an auto erotica self asphyxiation accident tugging himself silly to a picture of a man in a yellow vest and hard hat holding a clipboard.

Not about this but something funny i saw over the weekend. Went to the cinema and the lad refilling the popcorn machine with kernals had to wear a full-face shield, safety goggles underneath that and massive thick gloves. I've seen people wearing less to diffuse bombs!

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:41


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:45

Lets ban skiing, horse riding, rugby or anything else that people enjoy that has more risk than sitting in front of the telly.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:18

well all i can say is this person must be jealous of others and their way of life, I would say that cycle riders are worse than anyone they ignore red lights dodge in and out of traffic weather moving or not, run pedestrean crossings, they also don't have to pay for Insurance,Tax MOT etc and the worst of all is those bloody flashing lights they have, these cyclists complain about car users using phones and sat navs too that distract them from watching whats going on around them...I drive both and have to pay more on Insurance for my bike than my car but I drive with care and look out for all the unexpected that can happen...maybe the only thing to do would be to ban the lot and return to foot only transport not even cart etc as this could then lead to driving...uuummmhhh......

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:18

It's the riders choice if he wants to ride. If you love to ride your motorcycle you have a very good right to do so. Here in the UK loads of car divers aren't observant enough and seem to pull out in front of riders, seen this happen many a time, so why not ban cars ?

All this stuff about banning is completely ridiculous tbh.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:27

His Guy Is An Idiot, And Must Be Afraid Of Everything, Sack Up And Deal With It Not All Of Us Are In Gangs OrdDo We BreakThe Laws. Worry About Yourself And Drive Your Rubber Insulated Car And Leave Us Alone.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 18:55

Surely Jason Banning Wars would be a better idea.
"End this mindless slaughter"

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:06

Motorcycles are arguably safer than most other vehicles: in a multi-vehicle accident, the occupants of cars or trucks are rarely injured; and pedestrians are more likely to be hit by a bicycle than a motorcycle.
If you ride, and you are only thinking about your own safety, then yes, motorbikes are dangerous... but if you don't even ride on motorcycles, what's the problem?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:16

While banning is on the agenda
This jerk should be banned from breathing our air , having opinions and finally from existing at all.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:16

The bloke is clearly an arsehole.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 23:04

I don't know about that... buses and streetcars have hit an awful lot of people over the years... maybe it's best if we all just stay in our homes.

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 23:25

I'm in central London in the summer in a hotel, it's 9pm, got two children, one a baby, the other 4 years old. I'm trying to get them to sleep.

Outside we've got a wannabe Casey Stoner doing laps of the local neighborhood on a Ducati with a carbon race can. Yes, the bike sounds beautiful, but not while I'm trying to get the kids to sleep, cheers. The sound is bouncing off all the high buildings and annoying hundreds if not thousands of people. Sure the bike wouldn't have been that noticeable in stock form, but no Mr Stoner jr has to get the extra 2hp from the bike which already has too much power for him and give everyone else earache.

I've been riding bikes for over 20 years, but what this guy was doing was stupid and anti-social. We need to get away from 'us' vs 'them' mentality and learn to self police dickhead bikers or we risk damaging our own hobby.

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 01:24

i am from the UK...Biker since i was old enough to walk!!! ride ducati super bikes and Lambretta vintage scooters, so here's the thing, most Bike accidents are caused by CARS!!!!!, so this NOB HEAD needs to give his head a shake and start worrying about more important things like if the milk is getting delivered today or will the wife have the right colour papaer in the loo

D*****k H*****d

Ride safe all my 2 wheeled friends ;-)

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 09:16

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