21 Nov 2018

Powerful motorbike not to blame for death toll - ex-instructor

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 21 November 2018

A former motorcycle instructor says people who are blaming the rider death toll on the combination of older riders and powerful modern bikes are mistaken. The death of four motorcylists at the weekend has brought renewed attention on the bike toll - most riders killed on the roads are older and include many who've returned to motorcycling for pleasure after a long break from two wheels. Steve Bennett used to own a training school for motorcyclists in Britain and has worked with the police and ACC on safety programmes in New Zealand.