To see the latest notes from our National Motorcycle Rights watchdogs in there entirety click here as I will just be highlighting some high points. Besides in there entirety they really don't say a whole lot other than to let us know they are still breathing. Know if should detect a note of cynicism in some observations, well hell, you didn't expect tea nd cookies did you?
A brief look at the highlights:
"Another study the feds conducted in the great state of Georgia concerning alcohol use and peer to peer pressure to not drink and ride is completed and is currently awaiting approval from DOT Secretary Peters. The findings of that study are also under wraps until she gives it the thumbs up. Secretary Peters has been awfully busy these days taping a motorcycle PSA on personal protective equipment."
If the commissioned study is completed why must it be approved by Ms. Peters? If she does not personally approve of the results can she deny release of the study? How long does it take to tape a PSA?
"Your friends at NHTSA closed the meeting by informing the group that they will in fact be pursuing some national standards for rider education, currently there are none."
You mean they are none? Well my goodness. Well how long did it take them to figure that one out? Maybe they will look at pass/fail rates. Nah, who wants to go to school they could fail.
"Its unclear how this will sort out, but rest assured, the MRF will be there every step along the way to usher in this new set of standards and to make sure its a gold standard and nothing less."
Um, will MRF take some time to consider how to educate cage drivers while we are resting?
"If Washington DC felt a little crowded last week with motorcyclists it wasn't because of the NTSB or NHTSA meetings. It was because ABATE of Nebraska sent six of the best citizen lobbyists to town to work over their
Yepper, you add 6 more people to to Washington,D.C. you damn near got a population boom. Jeez, whatever happened to zero growth?
"Perhaps its coincidence but Senator Chuck Hagel chose that very day to announce his retirement, what's the matter Senator? Too scared to meet with the bikers?"
"Perhaps its coincidence"??? Oh hell no, I'm sure one of the Senators aides came running in hollering, "Senator, Senator, Hey Chuck, 6 ABATE members just roared into town from your state". To which the Senator immediately responded, "Oh hell, thats it, I'm done. Pack my shit. I'm outa here." Yepper, thats my bet. rc- your money riding free
Has the MRF hired the spin doctors from their "friends at NHTSA" or am I just a tad cynical today? rcAdd to Technorati Favorites