Also please remember
That several people have already been fined because the operator typed in the reg number wrong when they phoned up or they made a mistake in SMS and even in cases where the number sent doesn't exist they don't accept any excuses regardless of if it was the biker or the operator that screwed up.
I don't get the arguments basically saying bikes should pay because they are dangerous idiots..issues much?
I ride a 600KG tourer thats about the same size as a small car yet I don't sit in traffic and cause congestion pouring pollution into the air, nor do I cut up cars/cyclists, take wing mirrors, block junctions, jump red lights etc,
Can't say that about the majority of the cage drivers I pass every day though!
In the last 3 years I've witnessed
3 motorbikers taken out by cars doing illegal u-turns without looking or exiting/entering a side road without looking.
I've seen countless bikers have to make emergency manouvers for similar.
I've seen 2 pedestrians run over by cars running red lights.
I've seen a cyclist run over by a car pulling into a bus lane to make a phone call.
I've seen a bike loose control because of ta axi driver pulling into a bus lane to drop off a fare without looking.
I've been held up by countless car crashes or groups of cars jumping red lights and blocking hashed boxes blocking other roads from moving out when their lights change.
I've personally lost the back wheel twice because of oil spilt on the road by poorly maintained busses/lorries though not dropped the bike.
Now how many bikes have I seen damage another vehicle where they were at fault 0
How many bikes have I seen blocking traffic 0,
How many bikes have I seen run over pedestrians/cyclists ..well ok none but I've seen about 3 come close but 2 of them stopped and apologised at least.
The only thing I can say bikers are rightfully given grief for is pulling across to wait in bicycle bays at lights where there are enough to stop actual bicycles getting past but that tends to be one idiot that pulls into the gap the more considerate bikers left for cyclists to get past.
All in all bikers seem to behave and perform far better than most cagers.
Yes I'm biased as a biker but that doesn't change statistics =p