Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lies, damned Lies...

You know the rest.

Granny Herald will do anything to sell dead trees, so we have the following headline.

Motorcyclists more often to blame for crashes

When the story is read and digested, I find the figures speak for themselves.

* Vehicles at fault

(crashes involving motorcycles in Auckland City):

2004: 6 scooter, 7 motorcycle - 69 per cent

2005: 4 scooter, 12 motorcycle - 76 per cent

2006: 8 scooter, 12 motorcycle - 74 per cent

2007: 8 scooter, 14 motorcycle - 69 per cent

2008: 9 scooter, 16 motorcycle - 61 per cent

It is patently clear that the kamikaze temporary New Zealanders on step-through scooters are the leading cause of fault in two wheeled riders, not motorcyclists. Ban them and their suicidal riders!

Anything for a headline. Spam journalism.

1 comment:

Oswald Bastable said...

Don't ban them- people need those organs!