I think speeding on a motorcycle should carry less weight in the MVA then speeding in a car… Why? Because statistically; you’re much less likely to hurt someone else on the road and much more likely to hurt yourself. Aren’t tickets issued in the name of “Public safety”? I would argue that they do not pose the same risk to the “public.”
Think about it, how often do we hear of a motorcycle killing the occupants of another vehicle – not very often, I mean sure it does happen, but to put the penalty in the same league as someone speeding in say a full-size SUV is a bit of a stretch.
Its not only common sense it’s a proven scientific fact that any 10th grade physics student could tell you. We can calculate the energy of an impact, essentially its lethality by taking into account the mass of the vehicle as well as the speed.
For example lets take a 4000lb SUV traveling at 100kph
The net energy of that equation (without getting into all the scientific mumbo jumbo) would be 4000 times 100 =
400 000 units of “killing force”
Now a motorcycle traveling at 100 kph that weighs only 450 lbs with the rider
45 000 units of “killing force” almost a 10 fold difference!
So by my calculations bikes should be able to legally do the speed limit times 10 to make up for this disparity