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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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Overtaking ban on “Helmsley TT”

Steve Farrell, 15 October 2007 17:21

Overtaking is to be banned on stretches of a road nicknamed the Helmsley TT by motorcyclists. The B1257 in North Yorkshire is to get double white lines on a 20 mile stretch from Helmsley to Stokesley. Anyone caught crossing the lines will risk three penalty points and a £60 fine, or a £1000 fine and a ban in court. The ...

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Video: Police appeal for help with M40 shooting case

Steve Farrell, 14 August 2007 18:58

Police have held a press conference to release the latest information about the biker shot off his motorcycle on the M40 on Sunday. Check out the video below to see our interview with Detective Superintendant Lawrence from the team investigating the murder. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I ...

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Barriers to be more dangerous for bikes

Steve Farrell, 25 July 2007 10:03

A new standard for roadside barriers makes them safer for cars but more dangerous for motorcyclists, according to international road safety watchdogs.   Every new or replacement crash barrier on every trunk road is now required to feature large steel plates at either end under new Highways Agency guidance. The intention is to prevent cars from being launched into the air ...

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Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Steve Farrell, 17 July 2007 09:00

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities into chaos and led to drastic cuts in the number of hours spent enforcing the limits, an MCN investigation has found. Under the Government’s National Safety ...

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