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Speed camera chief Mereddyd Hughes caught by speed camera

Chris Newbigging, 30 October 2007 14:41

Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes – the country’s top traffic cop and a leading advocate for speed cameras – has been sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution for a speeding offence on a North Wales road earlier this year. An official statement has been issued by South Yorkshire Police: 'Chief Constable Med Hughes has received a notice of intended prosecution in ...

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Speed camera inaccuracy could get 100’s off speeding fines

Chris Newbigging, 26 October 2007 16:58

Hundreds of road users in Lancashire could get off their speeding fines if allegations of speed cameras being incorrectly calibrated are found to be correct. Five members of civilian staff have been temporarily removed from positions Lancashire Constabulary’s central processing centre in Blackburn following the discovery of the potential error. The force has called in the Independent Police Complaints Commissions ...

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Video: Motorcycles bring London to a standstill

Chris Newbigging, 26 October 2007 16:44

MCN's ride for Rights brought London to a standstill as thousands of motorcyclists made the trip to the capital to protest against road charging and made Whitehall a bike only zone. Check out the video below to see the mass bike turnout and hear some of the speaches. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

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Public consultation on ‘smart card’ driving licences launched

Chris Newbigging, 19 October 2007 15:39

A public consultation will be launched shortly by the DVLA for proposals for a trial of smart card provisional driving licences in Wales. The smart cards will be distributed in the early part of 2008 as part of a twelve-month trial into the feasibility of fitting all provisional licence cards with the chip. The trial will be restricted to Welsh ...

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Part of IOM TT course to change for 2008

Chris Newbigging, 17 October 2007 09:50

The Department for Transport has reached an agreement with the ACU to seek funding for a new stretch of TT course to run from The Nook to Governor’s Bridge. The existing road is to be abandoned because of its poor visibility, and it is too narrow to allow trucks and buses to pass freely when the road is open to ...

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Ozzy Osbourne to sell motorcycle and quad collection

Chris Newbigging, 10 October 2007 10:50

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne is selling his collection of off-road motorcycles and quads, including the Yamaha Banshee 350 he was nearly killed on in an accident in 2003. The 350cc two-stroke twin-cylinder quad was the vehicle Ozzy crashed, cracking a vertebra in his neck, breaking eight ribs, his collarbone and damaging a blood vessel. The ‘wild man of rock’ also ...

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Motor Insurers Bureau predict rise in migrant driver crashes

Chris Newbigging, 08 October 2007 16:22

The Motor Insurers Bureau is predicting a 16% rise in crashes involving migrant drivers over 2006 figures. Crashes involving Polish motorists are expected to rise by 22% by the end of the year to 3828, ten times the 2001 figure of 361. Crashes involving Slovakian drivers are expected to rise 23%, from 22 in 2001 to 569. The MIB predicts ...

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Ewan McGregor’s surprise visit to Moto Guzzi

Chris Newbigging, 18 September 2007 10:30

Ewan McGregor surprised Moto Guzzi fans from across the globe when he rode into the annual Giornate Mondiale Guzzi (World-Wide Guzzi Days). The star of the Long Way Round and Long Way Down is a Moto Guzzi fan and currently owns a Griso 1100, and after a trip round the factory Museum, Ewan McGregor picked up his new white Moto ...

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Police name M40 murder suspects

Chris Newbigging, 27 August 2007 10:48

Four men charged in connection with the murder of Hell’s Angel Gerard Tobin have been named after appearing in court on Saturday. Simon Turner, Dane Garside and Sean Creighton have been charged with Tobin’s murder, and Dean Taylor has been charged with a firearm’s offence. Gerard Tobin was shot in the neck whilst riding his Harley-Davidson along the M40 motorway ...

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Fractures reported on Kawasaki ER6 frames

Chris Newbigging, 25 July 2007 09:30

If you’re a Kawasaki ER-6 owner, walk outside and check the frame for cracks.A number of riders on the continent have experience the issue, but it has since emerged that a UK bike has suffered the same problem. The problem lies with the engine mount on the right hand side (at the front of the tube that wraps around the ...

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