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Private Members Bill to be introduced in SA re: Helmet Cam's

Post  Chook on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 11:57 am

Just announced on the RTR (Ride To Review) facebook page

Tim Kelly - RTR wrote:
### Helmet Camera Announcement ###

Hi All,
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that this morning, Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency and Correctional Services, Stephan Knoll MP, has announced he will be introducing a private members bill into parliament this Thursday which will remove any legal ambiguity in regards to the use of helmet fitted recording and communication attachments on South Australian roads, when passed.

As such, this announcement represents an historical milestone for SA motorcyclists and will provide certainty for both motorcyclists and police around the use of this equipment.

Ride to Review would like to thank the Minister for inviting RTR to come aboard as part of the process and to have the opportunity to provide feedback on behalf of SA motorcyclists.

Finally, as always RTR will keep you up to date on the progress of this bill.

Cheers
Tim

PS: make sure your watching the news tonight!

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 12:16 pm

Omg! Some common sense coming from politicians. Did you put something in the water, in SA?

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Post  Chook on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 12:17 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:Omg! Some common sense coming from politicians. Did you put something in the water, in SA?

Still got to find enough of them with common sense to get it passed before I start cheering Wink
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Post  paul on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 1:50 pm

Fingers crossed ................

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Post  madmax on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 5:47 pm

@Chook wrote:
@Bosco15 wrote:Omg! Some common sense coming from politicians. Did you put something in the water, in SA?

Still got to find enough of them with common sense to get it passed before I start cheering Wink

Same in every state mate Sad

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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 10:21 pm

He is the Shadow Minister, but hopefully the rest of the SA Parliament will go along with the Bill, and that it is then followed up by all other states.

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Post  Chook on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 8:54 am

Now this from the MRA-SA, the same group that is supposed to be representing the best interests of Motor cyclists in SA

No wonder so many SA riders have become disenchanted with the MRA and felt the need for a alternative Evil or Very Mad

http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/motor-riders-association-say-liberal-push-to-overhaul-helmetmounted-cameras-laws-are-a-storm-in-a-tea-cup/news-story/ffca513e3bb77cfdc6b015bbd57095c6

The Advertiser (News Ltd) wrote:
Motor Riders Association say Liberal push to overhaul helmet-mounted cameras laws are ‘a storm in a tea cup’

THE Opposition’s push to overhaul legislation around helmet-mounted cameras is “a storm in a tea cup”, the Motor Riders Association says.
Liberal road safety spokesman Stephan Knoll said legislative change was required to clearly allow cyclists and motorbike riders to mount cameras on their helmets, but MRA president Phil McClelland dubbed it a non-issue.
“There’s nothing that prevents people from putting a camera on their helmet as long as they don’t pierce their helmets,” Mr McLelland said.
“If you go back to the legislation and look at it, it references a federal standard. It all puts the onus on the retail point of sale, rather than any use on the road.”
But Mr Knoll said motorcyclists were being cautioned by police for wearing helmet-mounted cameras and it was necessary to get rid of “substantial grey areas” in the legislation.
The Liberal pledge would prevent the structural integrity of helmets from being compromised, requiring cameras to be stuck on.
“This legislative change is a simple measure to encourage the safe use of our roads by all
road users, and if it helps reduce even one accident or incident then it will be worth it,” Mr Knoll said.
“The use of cameras mounted on helmets is already in place in the ACT, and we think this is
a sensible step to clear up the confusion around the legality of having a camera secured to a
helmet in SA.”
Fellow rider advocacy group Ride to Review has backed the Opposition’s push.
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas said amending the legislation was “a good idea” and the Government was working with other jurisdictions to achieve nationally consistent laws.
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Post  madmax on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 9:53 am

@Chook wrote:Now this from the MRA-SA, the same group that is supposed to be representing the best interests of Motor cyclists in SA

No wonder so many SA riders have become disenchanted with the MRA and felt the need for a alternative  Evil or Very Mad

http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/motor-riders-association-say-liberal-push-to-overhaul-helmetmounted-cameras-laws-are-a-storm-in-a-tea-cup/news-story/ffca513e3bb77cfdc6b015bbd57095c6

The Advertiser (News Ltd) wrote:
Motor Riders Association say Liberal push to overhaul helmet-mounted cameras laws are ‘a storm in a tea cup’

THE Opposition’s push to overhaul legislation around helmet-mounted cameras is “a storm in a tea cup”, the Motor Riders Association says.
Liberal road safety spokesman Stephan Knoll said legislative change was required to clearly allow cyclists and motorbike riders to mount cameras on their helmets, but MRA president Phil McClelland dubbed it a non-issue.
“There’s nothing that prevents people from putting a camera on their helmet as long as they don’t pierce their helmets,” Mr McLelland said.
“If you go back to the legislation and look at it, it references a federal standard. It all puts the onus on the retail point of sale, rather than any use on the road.”
But Mr Knoll said motorcyclists were being cautioned by police for wearing helmet-mounted cameras and it was necessary to get rid of “substantial grey areas” in the legislation.
The Liberal pledge would prevent the structural integrity of helmets from being compromised, requiring cameras to be stuck on.
“This legislative change is a simple measure to encourage the safe use of our roads by all
road users, and if it helps reduce even one accident or incident then it will be worth it,” Mr Knoll said.
“The use of cameras mounted on helmets is already in place in the ACT, and we think this is
a sensible step to clear up the confusion around the legality of having a camera secured to a
helmet in SA.”
Fellow rider advocacy group Ride to Review has backed the Opposition’s push.
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas said amending the legislation was “a good idea” and the Government was working with other jurisdictions to achieve nationally consistent laws.



Sounds like the MRA missed the boat so are trying to down play it as unimportant.
Although the MRA might be right with  (“There’s nothing that prevents people from putting a camera on their helmet as long as they don’t pierce their helmets,” Mr McLelland said. “If you go back to the legislation and look at it, it references a federal standard. It all puts the onus on the retail point of sale, rather than any use on the road.”)
I think it is a good idea to clear up any local confusion so state police can get on with doing more important parts of their job, like revenue raising...

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