Mixed messages on helmets

Thursday April 20, 2017 Published in Letters to the Editor
Tereora College students driving home on the first day the new helmet law was enforced last year. 16100516 Tereora College students driving home on the first day the new helmet law was enforced last year. 16100516

The president of the Tourism Industry Council, Sue Fletcher-Vea, said in CI News recently that “rental vehicle operators had experienced a 60-70 per cent drop in income from scooters, the cost for operators is huge, 100 scooters parked up.”

 

The reason given for this in the story was that since the new licence fees and compulsory helmet laws have been brought in, tourists visiting Rarotonga have been turning their backs on hiring scooters.

Is Fletcher-Vea very same person who was advocating compulsory wearing of motorcycle helmets for every man, woman and child using motorcycles in the Cook Islands, tourist and locals?

Also is this the same person who was advocating increasing motorcycle fees and licenses for tourists? And is this the same person who said that all school children going to and from school on motorcycles must wear helmets, no concessions?

And all churchgoing people including mamas wearing hats on motorcycles, must also wear helmets?

Well helloooo! Welcome to the real world!

It seems you and your team of business people, lawyers and university degrees etc, did not do your homework,

            All the MATAS

            (Name and address supplied)

 

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