Murray wrote:jed wrote:ajft wrote:TAC is not rego. Rego pays for registration, ensuring vehicles are roadworthy. Taxes pay for roads. TAC pays for injuries caused by vehicles.
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Reg ... charge.htm
Scary bad terminology from Vic Roads on that page. If you look higher up the left there's alinkto "What must be registered" and that page says (my emphasis)To drive a vehicle on public roads in Victoria, it must be registered. Find out what you need to do to register a vehicle as well as which types of vehicles are exempt from registration fees.
Trouble is, the road rules say a bicycle is a vehicle.
A few times I've seen things written on the VicRoads website that do not correspond to the Victorian legislation, either for brevity or due to carelessness.
My summary was in response to comments of the form "I'd pay TAC if it got more bike lanes." TAC doesn't pay for bike lanes, any more than it pays for car lanes, bus lanes or taxi lanes.
With reference to the TAC and their special affinity for motorcyclists, see http://www.marketingmag.com.au/news/tac ... SRlHqtZ5B0
TAC rides into storm with contentious re-airing of 2009 road safety ad
Riding groups and road safety activists at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are attacking the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC), after their re-airing of a provocative advertisement aimed at motorcyclists that first hit screens back in 2009.