Queensland Australia: Hotline to advise police of your motorcycle ride

Motorcycle riders will now have to ring a police hotline number if they want to ride in groups of three or more in peace. That is the preposterous proposal given to recreational riders today at an hour-long meeting with Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Taskforce Maxima representatives over the implementation of the so-called Vicious Lawless Associations Disestablishment (VLAD) Act .
Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns (pictured left) says the hotline idea is “insane”.
“In essence, we riders have to take action to protect ourselves from the police,” he says.
“Is that where we really want to be?”
Chris says the hotline will be called Ride Safe, but he has no details of the phone number, when it will be set up and for how long riders will have to use the number to avoid being harassed by police with roadside license checks.
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