On any drive on the main road we all see motorcyclists with helmet straps hanging loosed and unconnected.
Our police officers must
see this as well. A quick u-turn and a $250 citation. Twenty a day is $5000.
Ten days is $50,000. That will pay for some coffee and biscuits for the tea
room no doubt.
Our laws share something in common with our
ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new and refurbished buildings. We’re famous for
the ceremony, fancy dress, tables laden with kai. And we’re infamous for what
so many such buildings look like five years later. Sad to say the least.
The helmet law was long and hard-fought with
motorbike rental companies predicting loss of income from tourists who would
not rent a moto if they had to wear a helmet. And what does CI News report on
Wednesday? “Peak tourism season” with those tourists lining up for moto driving