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Online service compares petrol prices across UK

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:26

Traffic information website is preparing to launch a petrol price comparison feature tomorrow. Anti-bike petrol stations Pro-bike petrol stations The petrol comparison feature will offer users the chance to source the cheapest petrol in the UK. The Fuel Saver tool is due to be updated daily, and would offer specific details relating to the different grades of fuel on ...

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Motorist attacks camera van with axe

Michael Carroll, 23 June 2008 10:44

A crazed motorist is being hunted by Australian police after he attacked a speed camera van with an axe. The unknown motorist smashed the window of the camera vehicle before fleeing the scene when the camera operator triggered an alarm. Police in Melbourne hope to use the speed camera footage to trace the motorist, who they believe was upset at ...

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Petrol tanker drivers gear up for four-day strike

Michael Carroll, 06 June 2008 16:16

Trades union Unite claims it is not trying to use fears of fuel shortages as leverage in a dispute involving tanker drivers who deliver petrol to Shell’s UK forecourts. Motorcyclsits stage fuel protest A total of 641 Unite members are preparing to walk out for four days from Friday 13th, if their demands for a pay rise are not met. ...

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Mobile phone drivers face larger insurance premium

Michael Carroll, 04 June 2008 10:44

Insurance companies could hold the key to stamping out the scourge of drivers using their mobile phones without a hands free kit. Drivers don't have to talk to flout phone laws Jail for drivers who use mobile phones Information from the AA shows that many insurance companies have increased the premium paid by drivers convicted of driving while on the ...

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Government proposes 20mph residential speed limits

Michael Carroll, 16 May 2008 13:39

Speed limits in residential areas could be cut to 20mph, and average speed cameras used to police the areas, as part of a Government strategy to cut road deaths by 2020. Ken Livingstone announces 20mph limit The speed cameras would be used in place of traditional ‘traffic calming’ methods including the use of speed humps, pinch points, and rumble strips. ...

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BMF calls for Boris Johnson to open up bus lanes to motorcycles

Michael Carroll, 06 May 2008 11:31

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) has added its voice to calls from motorcycling organisations for London’s new Mayor, Boris Johnson, to deliver on his pre-election promise to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes in the capital. Chris Hodder, the BMF’s government relations executive, congratulated Boris Johnson on his victory, noting that a Transport for London trial allowing motorcycles to use ...

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Cloud could have caused Steve Hislop to lose control of helicopter

Michael Carroll, 30 April 2008 13:34

The helicopter crash that killed British Superbike star Steve Hislop likely happened when the rider climbed sharply to get clear of cloud, an air accident investigator stated during day two of a fatal accident inquiry. Day one of the enquiry Former RAF pilot Paul Hannant told the inquiry that GPS data for Hislop’s helicopter showed the rider rapidly climbed by ...

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Steve Hislop crash inquiry set to begin on Monday

Michael Carroll, 25 April 2008 11:43

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of Steve Hislop in a helicopter crash in the Borders is scheduled to open in Edinburgh on Monday (April 28, 2008). The case was originally due to be heard in Jedburgh in December, but was moved to Edinburgh Sheriff Court due to concerns that the local court could be overwhelmed. The inquiry is ...

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Iranian motorists receive 74 whips for speeding

Michael Carroll, 23 April 2008 14:55

If you’re fed up with speed cameras, fixed penalty fines, and points on your license, spare a thought for motorists in Iran who face 74 lashes if found guilty of dangerous driving. The country’s government has passed the whipping law in a bid to cut down on the number of deaths on its roads, after official figures showed over 100,000 ...

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Video: Twist the Throttle trailer

Michael Carroll, 18 April 2008 11:00

How often do you get to see how motorcycles are put together? Well now a US documentary team is offering you that chance after gaining unprecedented access to the factories of some of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers. Cry Havoc Productions is negotiating for its documentary, Twist the Throttle, to be aired on TV and is also preparing footage for ...


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