Make changes later
Weaving saves lives
ON motorcycles weaving in their lanes for safety and visibility and the annoyance it seems to cause some road users (Letters, November 6), what reader Peter Troy is saying is accurate (Letters, November 8). Riders move within their lanes to better afford themselves visibility, a buffer from hazards and to avoid oil in “position 2” — the middle of the lane. This is how statesanctioned trainer DECA expects all new riders to operate. Research shows the other driver is at fault in up to 70 per cent of motorcycle crashes with other vehicles. In many of these crashes, the driver says they didn’t see the motorcycle until it was too late (Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You — SMIDSY). Perhaps more education is needed? TO change, remove, erase, alter or reform any document, law certificates, degree or registration, including biological reality, identity, relationships and nature, always has consequences reaching far into the future, affecting the lives of people in societies near and far, now and later. Every baby’s birth is innocent, male or female. To lift confusion about gender later on, may it be possible for some people who want or need it to be issued with an extra and new certificate for their use in their time? Date, name, sex, parents, country and other could be chosen but leaving the truthful recording of birth and death without misrepresentation. very serious matter of setting the wages and conditions of employment of its dedicated staff, the consequences of which directly impact also on their dependants. This is a matter with profound repercussions for a significant part of the state workforce, the vast majority of whom perform functions which are absolutely vital to the rest of us and should be treated with gravity. Only our politicians would enter negotiations which should be assumed to be in good faith by stipulating before talks have commenced that they are bound by conditions which they know must be unacceptable to the other party.