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Free disc-lock scheme in Blackburn area

James Sharpe, 28 May 2010 15:22

Police in Darwen near Blackburn have launched a new motorcycle security scheme after a recent series of thefts in the area. Police are actively looking for unsecured motorcycles in the area after 12 motorcycles and one quad bike were stolen in just a few months. They will be posting leaflets through doors where vulnerable bikes have been identified, which can ...

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Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

James Sharpe, 28 May 2010 12:24

Motorcyclists caught speeding during the cold snap earlier this year could soon have grounds to appeal, after car driver Andrew Fowler embarked on a landmark case to prove the readings from Gatsos could be wrong in sub-zero temperatures. Fowler, 48, was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in Cambridge in February last year, but was sure his speedometer was ...

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Motorcycle awareness message on signs across California

James Sharpe, 18 February 2010 13:18

The California Highway Patrol has started a campaign to make motorists more aware of bikes. The message, ‘Share the road, look twice for motorcyclists’, is now being shown on over 700 signs across the state.      Robert Gladden, director of the US’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation said: “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, along with many thousands of motorcyclists, applaud the California Highway Patrol, ...

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Itchen Bridge Toll to be scrapped for motorcyclists

James Sharpe, 28 January 2010 17:12

Riders in Southampton will soon be able to cross the Itchen Bridge without paying the toll charge. Instead Southampton City Council is launching a scheme where riders will scan a key fob in order to cross free of charge, due to come into effect early this year. Motorcycle Action Group had called for the toll charge to be scrapped for ...

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MV boss backs higher speed limit

James Sharpe, 26 January 2010 13:52

MV Agusta president Claudio Castiglioni is backing a plan to raise the speed limit of Italian motorways from 130kph (81mph) to 93mph (150kph). Some Italian autostradas are currently trialling a 93mph speed limit. However the Italian parliament is considering making this the standard limit, with the potential change coming this year. Claudio Castiglioni told Motociclismo magazine in Italy that modern ...

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