Safety versus Profit Conspiracies

Reader comments on an article reporting on the new rules and fines being imposed to motorcycle riders cover a range of reactions; from the usual:- it’s about time there was a crackdown on the reckless motorcycle ridersto the somewhat illogical:- if this goes on, sooner or later they’ll be fining pedestriansto the conspiracy theorists:- this rule does not side with the ‘little people’. It is a conspiracy between the city administration and the producers of motorcycle headlights to increase sales.So I wonder how people would react to the rule where drivers are not allowed to make calls while driving? Maybe they’ll say it’s a conspiracy between the city administration and producers of cellphone handsfree kits.That said, I am not aware if this HP handsfree rule applies to motorcyclists, which we still often see making calls while riding their motorcycles.

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Failed Musician, Reformed Gadget Freak and Eating Extraordinaire.

2 responses to “Safety versus Profit Conspiracies”

  1. yodee says :

    motorcycle riders always play the "little people" card whenever a new rule is being enforced, an accident that involved them happened, or a ticket for them is being issued. it’s pathetic cos they’re not always "little", and "little" or not… they need to be a law abiding citizen and have to obey all the rules and responsible for their actions.

  2. blastedmind says :

    uhuh.. you got that right yodee.. if they damage your car, most would just run away from the scene, while the rest will play that little people card, saying that they won’t be able to pay damages… guess what.. if you can’t pay for the damages, stop riding recklessly… They should pay for their mistakes, even if that means paying Rp. 500 a day for car body repairs…btw, I don’t see the no phone while driving rule being implemented anywhere.. I am still seen as a geek for always connecting my bluetooth headset everytime I get in the driver’s seat…

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