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    ACC Protest, 1 September, Wellington

    PROTEST RIDE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014 10AM PARLIAMENT
    Enough of ACC bullshit
    Share this around and get it out there the more that get there the better so get out from behind your key boards and make a stand against discrimination against motorcyclist.
    same as 2009 behave and dont make us look like what they are portraying us as.
    yes we are going to make a stand,yes we are going to be loud,no we are not parking at west pac stadium we are going to parliament.

    On the 1st July 2015 changes made by the ACC Corporation and sanctioned by the Minister for ACC, will take effect.

    Minister for ACC 5th August 2014:

    “Vehicle levies will be based on safety ratings from next year, meaning those who drive safer cars will pay less, while employers will also receive a slight cut. Motorcycle and moped levies will remain the same.”

    These changes show a clear and indisputable case of discrimination against Motorcyclists.

    Discrimination is described in the Oxford Dictionary as the following:

    “noun: The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people"


    This announcement by the Minister for ACC makes it very clear that the safety of the vehicle is more important than the skill level of the operator of the vehicle. It is the New Zealand Motorcycling Community’s stance that this regime is fundamentally flawed.

    Example: a learner driver of a car can pass the license theory test and then with an appropriate passenger beside them, as prescribed by the current Graduated Driving Training Legislation, drive a 1000hp car! That learner would have no experience with that sort of vehicle yet, it is legal.

    Before a learner Motorcyclist can even sit the learner’s theory test they must pass a course that proves they have the basic handling skills required for a Motorcycle. This includes correct braking techniques, throttle control and emergency situations. That person must not only pass the course, they must also provide proof of this to the testing station when booking for the theory test. Furthermore, upon obtaining their permit to ride a motorcycle on the roads of New Zealand, they are then restricted to a LAMS approved motorcycle until they receive their full NZ motorcycle license. Yet despite this level of training, the Government has allowed the Minister for ACC to propagate what can only be described as blatant discrimination against the minority group that are Motorcyclists in New Zealand. This needs to change!

    As a Motorcycling Community we have seen no proof offered, or even shown as considered, that takes into account the advances in motorcycle safety equipment from the manufacturers. Modern motorcycles often come with ABS, Traction Control, Multiple Power Modes for different weather and road conditions and improved suspension. On top of this, there is no consideration for the fact that the majority of riders wear far more safety gear than is required by law (the law states only a Snell or Dot approved helmet is required), and the extra training that a number of riders undertake after they get their license.

    By saying that the vehicle (car) is safer because it has certain features, yet ignoring the driver education and training, does nothing but perpetuate the discrimination of the minority, which in this case is the motorcyclists of New Zealand.



    This discrimination against motorcyclists needs to stop now. All we are asking for as a Motorcycling Community is to be treated, Fairly, Equitably and with Respect.

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    Bit short notice - If I can be there I will be there - nice and early to take up a car-park.


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    Parliament ain't in da house and there's an election a couple of weeks later.

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    I could do it, but it is short notice,,,,,
    My suggestion is.. HOLD THAT THOUGHT.... till after the election, and then lets lobby the bastards when they return to the House!!!
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    Interesting closing on 7 sharp a couple of nights ago. ACC is over funded and asked for reduced levies, the levies although reduced will not be reduced as much as ACC recommend thereby still over funding ACC which is just wrong.

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    Short notice, only most of a month. I'll be away for half of what's left of this month but will be there.
    Wait for the next lot? Nah, tell the next lot what to expect unless they act and tell the voters before they vote.
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    Have it in hamilton ow
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    You can stand there chanting "FUCK JUDITH COLLINS, FUCK JUDITH COLLINS.....!!!"

    (Make sure it gets on TV).
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    yeah!
    Complain!
    Thatll fuken learn em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    yeah!
    Complain!
    Thatll fuken learn em.
    not very friendly from the friendliest city in the world


    Quote Originally Posted by Katman
    If you only view one side, your view can hardly be called balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray View Post
    not very friendly from the friendliest city in the world
    No, no he is right, let's not say or do a thing then they will really take notice.
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    ACC levies

    Might be another thread on this somewhere else in KB but the more the merrier as it affects us all so come on fellow motorcycle enthusiast's sign up
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    Bollocks, get of your arse and go get it

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    Done. (10 chars)
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    I was at the last one and I would be happy to attend this one so long as someone can tell me why they think that this protest would be any more effective than the last (which was a nice fun ride but achieved absolutely nothing). Personally I think we have already tried the soft option and it didn't work.

    What we really need is a real protest. There are plenty of traffic chokepoints around NZ, it would take bugger all bikes to bring the Auckland harbour bridge to a standstill at rush-hour (as an example). Why go cap in hand to the politicians? Instead, lets kick up a real stink and have the politicians meet us on our terms. A campaign of regular disruptive events may be more effective than a day of minor inconvenience for Wellington commuters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kave View Post
    A campaign of regular disruptive events may be more effective than a day of minor inconvenience for Wellington commuters.
    Good work fella, well said

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