MP cautious about change

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has cautioned against hasty changes to laws affecting motorcyclists.

Mr Bell said while he supported measures to reduce the number of annual motorcycle fatalities, he pointed out that in 2016 there were eight fatalities and the five-year average stands at 11.

“As a legislator, it is important to introduce measures that reduce the number of deaths, however you also need to understand all the facts before rushing to introduce new laws that may not achieve the desired outcome,” Mr Bell said.

“Before I can support changes to existing legislation, I need to be convinced these changes are


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