View and read the transcript of Rods second reading speech to the Legislative Council for the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment Bill 2019 to reintroduce the offence of touting in Victoria. This bill will be debated on November 13, 2019.
Transport Matters Party leader Rod Barton has asked the Minister for Public Transport to implement a single annual safety inspection standard for commercial passenger vehicles.
The commercial passenger vehicle industry knows that the RedBook inspection makes a mockery of VicRoads’s roadworthy standards. So I ask the minister to take immediate action and stop the regulator undermining the government’s road safety initiatives and VicRoads’ standards on licensed roadworthiness certificates.
Touting and unaccredited drivers in the commercial passenger vehicle industry are ticking time bombs that must be stopped says Transport Matters Party leader Rod Barton.
Last month we wrote to Roads Minister Jaala Pulford asking that the successful motorcycles in bus lanes trial be extended to bus lanes on the Eastern Freeway. We are very pleased to hear that this trial will start today and will include sections of the Eastern Freeway and extend into Victoria Parade.
I asked the minister to set a safety standard for all proper roadworthy certificates issued by licensed vehicle testers for commercial passenger vehicles operating in Victoria?
Penalties for touting are back on table following a huge increase in complaints about drivers approaching people at Melbourne Airport, major events and on Melbourne’s city streets. Industry stakeholders will be consulted on options for managing touting, including reintroducing touting offences after Transport Matters Party leader Rod Barton campaigned the government to fix the problem.