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FAQ-What is the speed limit on a dual carriageway

Dual carriageway speed limits can catch out the unwary rider. They are subject to the national speed limit of 70mph unless there is another speed limit displayed which will be 50,40 or 30mph. However, if the road has street lighting the limit is 30mph unless signs show otherwise. For more legal advice visit - Legal Help

  • New rider
  • 13 November 2009

Legal advice: What to do if the motorcycle parts you order don't turn up

What do you do if you order some motorbike parts, pay for them in full and then they aren’t delivered? Firstly telephone them to give them seven days to deliver the goods or provide a full refund, failing which you can tell them you will issue court proceedings in the small claims court for your losses. Assuming they ignore you, ...

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  • General news
  • 06 November 2009

FAQ: What do I do if I've lost my motorcycle licence?

Don’t worry if you lose your provisional licence, according to Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 your entitlement to ride continues when a licence holder has applied for a duplicate driving licence following the loss of the original. For more legal advice visit - Legal Help

  • New rider
  • 30 October 2009

FAQ: How to handle a Failing to stop charge

Some people say that when you get done for speeding you are really being punished for driving without due care because you failed to see the camera. But what happens if it was a manned speed trap and you didn’t see the policeman trying to pull you over? In that case the offence is “failing to stop”. It is not ...

  • New rider
  • 23 October 2009

Legal advice: What to do if the mileage doesn't match the advert

If you’ve just come home with your latest purchase, a used bike from a dealer, and you discover that the mileage isn’t as it was advertised, what can you do about it? Assuming that you no longer want the motorcycle you can return it to the dealer stating that you wish to reject the motorcycle as the mileage is not ...

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  • 02 October 2009

Legal advice: Where do I stand with iffy indication?

Here's MCN reader Ryan Little's plight... So there I was on a nice national speed limit road and I come round a corner at 40mph and there's a farm quad with a trailer, two-up going about 20mph. The guy on the back saw me and puts his right arm out (as if to let me past). I looked past them, ...

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  • General news
  • 18 September 2009

Legal advice: placing a deposit on a bike

When you place a deposit to secure a bike that needs to be ordered months ahead and negotiate added incentives like an alarm, a dealer cannot pull out of the deal because the bike has gained in popularity. Your contract was for the bike with an alarm fitted, not one without it. It is irrelevant that the bike has gained ...

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  • General news
  • 11 September 2009

Legal advice: Appearing in court for speeding

If you have accused of speeding at more than 20mph over the relevant limit you won’t receive a Fixed Penalty Notice with a £60 fine and three points. Instead a Summons will be issued for you to attend Court where the magistrates will decide on your punishment. They have considerable discretion as to the level of fine and whether you ...

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  • 05 September 2009

Legal claims: 'No win, no fee' vs 'contingency fee'

If you have to go to Law for an accident claim you may be offered a "no win, no fee" agreement or even a contingency fee agreement, but what's the difference? A Conditional Fee Agreement is what is commonly referred to as a no-win, no-fee agreement. This means that if a claim fails you don't pay your solicitor but if ...

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  • 28 August 2009

Legal advice: Can you forget about an offence after six months?

It's a commonly held belief that there is a six-month limit on summons, and if one arrives 26 weeks after the offence, you can ignore it. Unfortunately the applicable six-month rule for a summons to be issued is within six months of the information being laid before the court, rather than within six months of the date of the offence. ...

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  • 19 August 2009

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