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‘Cops let me refuel during chase,’ says 140mph speeder

Steve Farrell, 05 November 2008 11:09

The biker followed for miles by an unmarked police bike at up to 140mph has told how cops allowed him to refuel before continuing the chase. 140mph chase was 'safe' Police followed Michael Collins, 22, for 40 minutes to ‘gather evidence’. When he stopped to fill up, an officer in plain leathers on a silver Honda Fireblade simply waited further ...

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Speed control Danish-style

Steve Farrell, 30 October 2008 13:26

Here’s one European speed control measure we wouldn’t mind the UK sharing. Topless babes wave speed limit signs at motorists in an initiative from the Danish Road Safety Council. The ‘speed control bikini bandits’ are seen slowing traffic to well within the posted speed limit in a short film made the council. The council says the aim of the tongue-in-cheek ...

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The clip speed camera bosses and the BBC wouldn’t allow us to see

Steve Farrell, 27 October 2008 16:07

Video said to show speed cameras causing crashes has been obtained by MCN after the BBC and camera bosses refused to supply it. Two clips show cars crashing due to sudden braking as drivers realise they are being targeted by a speed camera. The BBC reporter says of one: “He jams on his brakes when he sees the speed truck, ...

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BBC and speed camera bosses lampooned for hiding crash video

Steve Farrell, 10 October 2008 11:57

Speed camera bosses and BBC officials hiding a video of crashes at camera sites have been lampooned in a satirical cartoon by an MCN reader. The two-minute animation shows a speed camera van zapping motorists until one brakes heavily, causing a crash. Camera staff then whisk the tape away and stash it in a safe marked ‘crash video, top secret’. ...

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Bennetts Babes on bucking bike

Steve Farrell, 05 September 2008 15:35

Models ride a bucking motorcycle in this saucy viral video released by bike insurer Bennetts. Get insurance for your motorbike The Bennetts Babes, including Miss England finalist Amy Dargan, have to stay on for as long as possible in their smalls. Why? We don’t care. The Bennetts Bucking Bike is set to appear at forthcoming bike events including Donington Park World ...

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130mph rider jailed

Steve Farrell, 13 August 2008 14:48

Police have released video of a motorcyclist fleeing at over 130mph after the rider was caught and jailed. Christopher O’Donovan was already banned from riding when he overtook an unmarked police car at 95mph on his Kawasaki ZX-R600 and declined to stop. The 44-year-old then reached 133mph in a 26-mile chase through rural Wiltshire. He was tracked by a police ...

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Bikers declare Gatso jihad

Steve Farrell, 22 July 2008 11:56

Two bikers have made headlines by setting fire to a roadside speed camera and posting footage of it burning on YouTube in a clip entitled “Gatso Jihad”. The pair, on a distinctive Rizla Suzuki replica GSX-R1000, are shown setting light to a tyre placed around the neck of the camera, a practice known as “necklacing”, and staying to watch it burn in ...

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Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

Steve Farrell, 31 March 2008 14:35

Here’s the proof that police are using a speed camera disguised as a horse box to trap motorcycles.  MCN reveal North Wales Police will use horse box The sneaky new speed camera was spotted on Sunday on a 60mph road at Maenan, near Llanrwst, North Wales, hunting ground of notorious police chief Richard Brunstrom.  North Wales Police refused to comment on the ...

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“Car drivers don’t need to be as careful as motorcyclists”

Steve Farrell, 03 March 2008 17:34

Car drivers have a lesser “onus” to avoid killing other road users than motorcyclists do, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation has said. Roger Geffen, policy manager for CTC, said: “There is a greater onus on motorcyclists to avoid incidents where they end up killing people because they do it far more often.” Geffen was attempting to defend a claim he ...

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Video: Police clampdown on YouTube racers

Steve Farrell, 04 January 2008 10:27

Riders who post clips of themselves speeding on the internet face having their homes raided and computer equipment seized, police have warned. They say they are monitoring film sharing sites such as YouTube.com and will leave no stone unturned in the search for culprits. The warning came after a clip emerged of a motorcyclist hitting an indicated 180mph. The clip, ...

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