End revenue raising fines
State governments have long since stopped seeing the issuing of fines as a matter of justice and safety. Now, fines are used as just another tax. Laws are designed so they're easy to break and law enforcement is pressured to issue more infringement notices. Speed cameras and police cars are often un-marked and speed limits are set unreasonably low. In areas where everyone exceeds the speed limit the government won't take this as an indication that limits have been set too low but will instead deploy more cameras so as to rake in more cash. This needs to stop. The police are not just another arm of the ATO, they should focus on keeping us safe.
Stop second rate treatment for motorcyclists
Motorcycling is more popular than ever, however, motorcyclists are treated like second-class road users. Motorcycles help ease congestion in cities, use less fuel, require less parking space, produce fewer emissions and cause less road wear than other vehicles. Despite this, motorcycle regulation and treatment by the law is too harsh.
Senator David Leyonhjelm is an avid motorcyclist, getting from A to B on his BMW S1000R. He understands the inequitable treatment of motorcyclists, unlike most politicians and bureaucrats. Senator Leyonhjelm is working to amend the National Road Safety Strategy so it reflects respect and consideration for motorcyclists.
Adopt the 85th percentile rule
The 85th percentile rule is a method of setting speed limits without allowing for the arbitrary whims of anonymous bureaucrats. The process is simple. Remove current speed limits, measure the speed people choose to go. Then set the limit so that 85% of all traffic will fall below it. This means that once the limit is set, only 15% of drivers will have to slow down to remain under the limit. This policy is evidence based, democratic, safe, and efficient. It also prevents governments from setting limits artificially low so as to maximise the revenue generated by traffic fines.