i was listening to the radio today, the topic was bikes/scooters splitting lanes at lights.
there were alot of car drivers calling up and complaining, and while listening i heard a callers comment that i had to respond to.
a bus driver shared his thoughts on motor cyclists and said that when he was in his car he often thought of opening his car door
so as to cause an accident for the rider splitting a lane to the red light.
the host of the show had a laugh and an anti bike gripe, though did give his rasberry award. an award for a silly statement or action.
more car drivers rang laughing at this crazy statement, and swapped ideas on how to cause accident & injury to riders.
and all for moving through stopped traffic at a red light.
i rang the radio station and had my say, i was a little nervous calling the station but you have to do what you have to do,
and i did my best to get the point across.
then came the callers suggesting not only to squirt riders in the face with water pistols, but to use soapy water.
the radio host again had a laugh.. this stuff isn`t funny at all.
when you have the ability to influence thought as this radio host did, i believe that it is near criminal to joke about such actions.
and some people calling up were not joking.
i think people like this should be made accountable for what is very clearly a most stupid and potentially lethal attitude.
i would have expected more from this very very highly rating AM sydney talk back show.
i have since contacted the radio station, australian communications & media corp, media watch
( to get a copy of what i said while on air) and the station again in the hope of them giving permission for me to share with
scootercommunity what was said on air.
this permission may be given by the radio station once i have purchased the on air material from media watch.
my further actions will be based on the response i get from you guys... -zuma.