Mammoth victory saves bullbars!
We've done it again!
You've spoken and the government have listened.
Because over 25,000 members of our 4WD Action family has made the government take notice and convinced them to withdraw the proposed legislation against bullbars.
This proves once again the immense power of being united and fighting together to keep our rights.
We have had enough of being DICTATED to by people who don't know the full effects of what they are talking about.
We will be protesting shortly over the many track closures that we have just accepted from the various dictators in the various states.
Stay tuned, and help us win back our rights.
The government has released the below press release, withdrawing the RIS on the grounds of the roll bullbars play in protecting vehicle occupants.
Editor - 4WD Action
The Hon Catherine King MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport
24 February 2011
Pedestrian Safety and Bull Bars
The Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, restated again that the Government will not be banning bull bars.
"Over recent weeks I have received strong feedback through the consultation process associated with the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) proposing the adoption of an international standard on pedestrian safety," Ms King said.
"Following careful consideration of the views and concerns put by individuals and stakeholders, I have decided that the proposal is not suitable for Australian conditions and I have directed the Department to withdraw the Regulation Impact Statement," Ms King said.
"While the Government is committed to improving the safety of pedestrians, we also recognise that bull bars play a positive role in the safety of vehicle occupants.
"In no circumstances will the Government consider banning bull bars or contemplate any lessening of the protection they provide. We are committed to ensuring that people remain fully protected in animal strikes and other hazardous situations where bull bars play a key role," Ms King said.
Ms King has now asked Department to consult with interested parties on the options for improving pedestrian safety.
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