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FAQ: How to handle a Failing to stop charge

Some people say that when you get done for speeding you are really being punished for driving without due care because you failed to see the camera. But what happens if it was a manned speed trap and you didn’t see the policeman trying to pull you over? In that case the offence is “failing to stop”. It is not ...

  • New rider
  • 23 October 2009

Don't park on a grass verge!

I've recently moved to Brighton and unfortunately discovered that there are a serious number of parking Nazis here with my second ticket in a month. I took my bike out of my garage and left it on a bit of grass between the road and pavement) for no more than five minutes while I sorted my kit out and when ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 15 October 2009

Knocked off my bike, what's my claim worth?

I was knocked off my motorcycle going into a roundabout. Liability was admitted and my bike was a write-off. I did receive compensation for the bike but am still awaiting compensation for my injuries. The solicitors who contacted me at the time of the accident were connected to my insurance company and they approached me in the first instance. For ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 08 October 2009

FAQ: What to do if you're sold a bike with iffy mileage

If you've just come home with your latest purchase, a used bike from a dealer, and you discover that the mileage isn't as it was advertised, what can you do about it? Motorcycles for sale Assuming that you no longer want the motorcycle you can return it to the dealer stating that you wish to reject the motorcycle as the ...

  • New rider
  • 08 October 2009

Legal advice: What to do if the mileage doesn't match the advert

If you’ve just come home with your latest purchase, a used bike from a dealer, and you discover that the mileage isn’t as it was advertised, what can you do about it? Assuming that you no longer want the motorcycle you can return it to the dealer stating that you wish to reject the motorcycle as the mileage is not ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 October 2009

FAQ: How do I make a claim for poor service?

If you have had loads of grief with a bike you've just bought from a dealer, with some faults and a prolonged wait for parts it is sometimes possible to reject the bike. However, in order for there to be a right of rejection under the Sale of Goods Act, the goods must be sufficiently faulty in that they are ...

  • New rider
  • 01 October 2009

How to deal with an Isle of Man speeding ticket

If you've been to the Isle of Man for the TT or the Manx and picked up a speeding ticket you won't get points that are applicable on the mainland. Instead you will get a heavy fine and you may get summoned to appear. If that happens (and if you agree that you were speeding) write back admitting the charge ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 September 2009

Legal advice: Where do I stand with iffy indication?

Here's MCN reader Ryan Little's plight... So there I was on a nice national speed limit road and I come round a corner at 40mph and there's a farm quad with a trailer, two-up going about 20mph. The guy on the back saw me and puts his right arm out (as if to let me past). I looked past them, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 September 2009

FAQ: Important legal tips for new riders

FilteringIt is NOT illegal to filter through traffic (travel between lanes of stationary or slow moving vehicles), but you do take on the chance of increased liability if you are involved in an accident. Any dispute would turn on how you were riding leading up to the collision, so don't hurtle up the middle of the road 20mph faster than ...

  • New rider
  • 17 September 2009

Legal advice: placing a deposit on a bike

When you place a deposit to secure a bike that needs to be ordered months ahead and negotiate added incentives like an alarm, a dealer cannot pull out of the deal because the bike has gained in popularity. Your contract was for the bike with an alarm fitted, not one without it. It is irrelevant that the bike has gained ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 11 September 2009

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