Motorbike levy: 'Two wheels no hazard'

MOTORCYCLISTS have welcomed the parliament's road safety committee's call to scrap the 'discriminatory' motorbike levy.

Kat Gordon (left), owner of Sixty Degrees Motorcycles in Notting Hill, says the move to absolve riders of a $66 levy to fund safety schemes would be fairer.

"It's discriminatory," Ms Gordon said of the charges. "We're the only road users who pay an additional levy. They call it a 'levy'. It's really a tax."

Riders pay $66 a year on top of their registration.

She also welcomed a recommendation to make filtering legal in Victoria.

"Filtering doesn't pose a danger because we're only moving through stationary traffic.

"It's safer for motorcyclists to be away from cars. I've been hit by a car twice because car drivers don't see motorcyclists a lot of the time." —Daniel Tran

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