From the report itself
Cheers Faz! I couldn't find that for looking last night.
"Rider improvement schemes such as BikeSafe are shown to be successful and should be statutorily incorporated."
"This includes Vehicle Excise Duty evasion on a massive scale."
False, and known to be false. They should retract this.
"the creation of protection zones where all motorcycles other than those specifically permitted, would be prohibited."
Missed the point there, most accidents involving otehr vehciles happen at junctions and are not the fault of the biker.
"Production machines are readily available for use on our roads with top speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour."
Cars? Yeah. Modified bikes? Yeah. Production bikes? Go on, name one.
"vehicles of choice rather than necessity and one might consider if our congested roads are any longer fit for purpose for these motorised toys."
Bike cut congestion by taking a sodding great cage of the road. yes they are a vehile of choice, but so is a car. Big whoop. Bikes may be "toys" to some, but so (again) are cars.
"One issue if concern is the current system for reporting of health problems to DVLA."
Agree totally. Why are drivers not required to show a valid medical? yes this would cost, but I put it to you that savings in the early detection and treatment of illness would offset this.
"At this time the system is completely based on self-reporting, with GPs not being responsible for reporting patients with illnesses or disabilities that make them unfit to drive."
Not so sure about that, IIRC doctors (and accountants etc) are already required to report a number of things to the police et al, whether you want them to or not.
I'll dig through the rest of the report later. I am staggered that after doing so much excellent work and seeming to make progress (BikeSafe, different advertising etc) ACPO have gone and puit their foot right in it to this extent. Maybe it's a calculated attempt to get us to put our own house in order, who knows. One thing is for sure, MAG and the BMF will use it to beat the recruitment drums.