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Video: Police crackdown

MCN, 23 February 2007 11:24

MCN Senior Reporter Steve Farrell spent the day with Police in a massive clampdown on uninsured drivers. He joined force with police as they seized eight cars in a four hour operation on a single stretch of road in Haringey, North London. Watch his exclusive behind the scenes report below and read the full article in the February 21 edition ...

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Camera boss admits flaw

Steve Farrell, 07 February 2007 10:59

A speed camera boss has finally admitted his equipment is capable of getting speeds wrong if guidelines are not strictly followed. The boss of the firm which makes laser detectors used in speed camera vans was cornered into admitting how a handheld version of the device, called an LTI 20.20 Ultralyte, can give incorrect reading.This came to light during a court ...

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MCN Needs Your Help

MCN, 06 February 2007 10:15

MCN is conducting an investigation into what happens to your bike immediately after a crash. We want to know your experiences of what happens to your bike if you’re injured and have to be carted off to hospital.Have the police made sure it is secure? Have you had to fork out cash to make sure it was taken back home?Do you think ...

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Ebay scam

MCN, 04 February 2007 10:38

An MCN reader has asked us to warn people of a scam which is being used on eBay.Below is his story:I tried to buy a trike advertised on eBay but it suddenly disappeared totally off their site . I contacted them three times asking if it was genuine and asking where it had gone and they told me it's showing in ...

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Pro-bike petrol stations

MCN, 31 January 2007 10:33

Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc.If you have a petrol station to recommend, email it to mcn.online@emap.com. Last updated: January 22, 2007.Pro-bike petrol stations.Tesco's Petrol Station in Carrickfergus Shell Wallace Service Station, Main ...

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Anti-bike petrol stations

MCN, 31 January 2007 09:58

Here is a list of all the petrol stations that have refused to serve MCN readers, unless they removed their helmets.The highest proportion of the complaints we have received have been about the Tescos chain, but it isn't the only offender. If you want to name and shame a petrol station, email mcn.online@emap.com.And if you know of of pro-bike filling ...

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Govt snubs bikers

Steve Farrell, 19 January 2007 10:00

The Government has said no to a petition signed by 3,539 bikers demanding all speeding fines levied against motorcyclists be frozen. The call was made for the fines to be suspended until the Home Office tests speed detection equipment on bikes. An official response to MCN’s petition said there were no grounds for freezing fines despite admitting the Home Office ...

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Zero traffic Cops

MCN, 04 January 2007 11:44

Police forces around the country have admitted to MCN to having zero dedicated traffic cops. We submitted a Freedom of Information Enquiry to every force in the country and found that traffic policing is in such chaos that it’s impossible to establish how many dedicated officers there are and therefore make any meaningful comparisons with the past. Many forces can say ...

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Kit got you nicked?

Steve Farrell, 02 January 2007 10:00

Ever been nicked for speeding based on your riding kit? If so you could help with an MCN investigation. If the cops have ever attempted to identify you by checking your kit against speed camera pictures, then we want to speak to you. Maybe they visited your house and asked to see your riding gear. Or perhaps they checked speed ...

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Have you been thrown off a trackday?

Chris Newbigging, 15 December 2006 17:00

MCN is investigating track day noise regulations and testing, and we want to hear your experiences of track day noise testing.We're specifically looking for owners of bikes with standard or road legal exhausts - if your road legal bike has failed noise testing, we want to hear from you.Send your story to chris.newbigging@emap.com, and give us details of the bike, ...

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