"I suspect you're right about it being about liability, but I think it's at least as much to avoid liability for you injuring others as for you injuring yourself. So a rent-a-cop will still be fairly likely to hassle you about it.
"It's not much different to normal, in my experience. Your mileage may vary if you have a stoker that gets a little more rowdy ;-)
In my interpretation of the road rules the stoker is a passenger and drink driving legislation does not apply to…"
"It depends on the intersection and what's being done to it. The current upgrade of the intersection of Samford Road and Wardell Street is expected to cost $90 million. Kessels Road and Mains Road has $300 million. Makes anything to do with…"
"It's probably a bit late in the day now but, if you haven't been following the cycling-related election promises and news on the CBD BUG blog (see http://www.cbdbug.org.au/tag/elections/), there's a summary of who's offering what…"
"FWIW I find a (single) carton of beer is fairly easy to carry by breaking it down and putting two six-packs in each rear pannier. It's enough to have a noticeable effect on handling, but not as bad as with a second carton on the rear rack…"