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FAQ - Do traffic police have to wear high-vis clothing to be able to issue a ticket?

There's nothing worse than a police officer suddenly appearing and waving you into the side of the road for a lecture at best, and probably a ticket too. It's so unfair, why aren't they wearing high-viz clothing, surely that's against the regulations? Sadly not, police officers do not have to wear specific clothing when engaged in roads policing or provide ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 August 2009

When can I use the hard shoulder?

Q. I got caught in a truly torrential downpour on the M69 the other day, so I was glad for once that I was in a car. Through the gloom and spray I saw flashing lights up ahead that turned out to be the hazard warning lights of four police bikes. They were all taking shelter under one of the motorway bridges, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 25 June 2009

Legal advice: Spectators being injured at events

Thankfully there haven¹t been any deaths among spectators at the TT this year, but if the awful did happen are race participants and sports administrators responsible for death and injury caused by such crashes? A line of cases involving motorbikes and horses, for example, establishes that unless race participants show a 'reckless disregard' for the safety of spectators they should ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 11 June 2009

Legal advice: A lengthy repair

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I wonder if you can help me. I purchased a KTM 950SM from my local dealer.It was a 2006 model registered in 2007. Everything was fine until a major petrol leak in February 2009. I phoned ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • 03 June 2009

Insurance advice: Claim as soon as you can

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I hit a car pulling out on me a couple of months ago, but my bike looked completely straight so I didn’t bother making a claim. But I’ve just taken it for a service and ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 01 May 2009

Insurance advice: Claiming from a third party

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Compare motorcycle insurance quotes mith MCN Q. I crashed on some diesel and a sunken grid near a small off-road turnabout for buses on a corner coming out of Wigan on the Warrington road. The ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 20 February 2009

Insurance advice: Insuring your bike during a ban

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. Got question like this? Ask an expert here Compare motorcycle insurance quotes mith MCN Q. I bought a ‘05 Suzuki GSX-R750 in July, and a great bike it is. The only problem is I’ve been banned for six months on totting up. I told my ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 13 February 2009

Legal advice: Part 36 offer to settle

We have received enquiries from readers this week about Part 36 Offers.This is to do with offers to settle and in these cases it refers to accidents.Here we offer advice on what to do. Question: Can Someone enlighten on "Part 36 Offers" I am in dispute with a 4x4 driver who drove into the right-side of my bike while I ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 30 May 2007

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