an interesting view-point:
Lets reframe this article a little bit...According to the stats reported by ICBC there were 34,000 more registered motorcyclists on BC roads which supports a fact that there is a higher representation of motorcyclists iusing BC highways in this province now than there was in 2004. There were a reported 1034 MC collisions reported amongs...t the 60,000 ridere in 2004 equals 1.7 % of riders were involved in collisions. 1.3% of riders were involved in collisions in 2009 using the 2008 statistic.
286 death in a seven year span equals 41 deaths a year. Of those deaths 31 were caused by a multivehicle collision where the rider was not at fault.
In 75% of multi-vehicle collisions the motorcylist was deemed not at fault and of the 1295 motorcycle collisions in 2009 and 479 of those crashes were single motorcyle collisions,337 less than the 816 caused by domestic and commercial vehicles drivers. Hmmmm! but lets penalize the motorcyclist with these stats that clearly show that it is the other motorvehicle drivers lack of due care and caution towards motorcycle traffic that causes the majority of accidents involving motorcycle. Lets bring in the graduated licensing program also known as the MV Cashcow to penalize new riders, a significant percentage being mature drivers holding a minimum of a class 5 license and ignore the possibilty of addressing the true issue which is the average automobile driver in high traffic volume urban roadways are just too damn sloppy and self absorbed behind the wheel. By the way a motorcycle is a motorvehicle as well, we pay huge insurance and registration fees for our driver priveledge but are marginalized by our regulatory bodies as a nuisance on the highways. If these same drivers ran over our children would we blame the child? Absolutely not,