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Motorcycle deaths nearly doubled in 2016

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The motorcycle community has spoken out against riders who willingly break the law.

53 motorcyclists have died on Victorian roads this year, up from 30 in 2015.

That is one-fifth of all deaths on the road.

Shockingly, 20 of those riders were unlicenced.

John Eacott from the Victorian Motorcycle Council told Tony Jones riders like that have no interest in following the rules.

Mr Eacott said it’s the few that are making the majority look bad.

‘It’s pretty to go and pick up an illegal motorbike these days,’ he said.

‘People will just go out and do what they damn well feel like, because they have no respect for the law, and no respect for other road users.’

Mr Eacott said it seems to be part of a wider issue in society of lack of respect for law.

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