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Call to ban smoking and driving

Chris Newbigging, 15 May 2007 09:00

The Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association is calling to ban smoking while driving to cut accident rates. Simon Ettinghausen said last week that the forthcoming ban on smoking in public places may make it more tempting to smoke whilst driving.

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M1 is top congestion spot

Chris Newbigging, 14 May 2007 14:41

A report has shown that the most congested spot in the UK is the M1 from junction 6a to junction 11. Two spots on the M25 came second and third in the RAC/Trafficmaster report, and the fourth and fifth busiest spots were both on the M6.

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Test ride top Yamahas

Chris Newbigging, 10 May 2007 15:02

Yamaha is offering riders the chance to test ride a large selection of its range for free. You can choose from the R1, R6, FZ-1, FZ-1 Fazer, FZ-6 S2, FZ-6 S2 Fazer, FJR1300A/AS, TDM900, MT-01, MT-03, XVS1300 or XVS1900. All you need to do is fill out an evaluation form afterwards at participating dealers, and you’ll also be entered into ...

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Racing for fifty quid

Chris Newbigging, 27 April 2007 17:18

There isn’t much opportunity to do a day’s racing for £50, but that’s exactly what Daytona Motorsport are offering. At Daytona’s karting circuits at Sandown Park in Surrey and in Milton Keynes you can now race your mates on identical midi-motos. Unlike cramped mini motos which are pretty hard for adults to get on, the 110cc are a similar size ...

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Skidmarx screens for Yamaha FZ-1 Fazer

Chris Newbigging, 11 April 2007 13:33

Need a bit more protection for your Fazer? Skidmarx has just released two new screens for the FZ-1 Fazer. You’ve got the choice of a flip screen which is claimed to push air over the top of your head (£39.95) or a double bubble version which Skidmarx say creates a cushion of air to make distance much more bearable. Both ...

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Drink-driver reported by daughter

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2007 04:30

A 70 year-old woman was banned from driving last week after being reported for drink-driving by her own daughter. Kathleen William’s daughter Helen was prompted to report her mother on her mobile after a near-accident while passenger in her car. She was found to be one and a half times over the legal breath alcohol limit. She was banned for ...

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Teen bike nuisance threated with confiscation

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:59

Police are threatening a 19 year-old with confiscation of his off-road bike if he is caught damaging a local moor land area again. Police have already arrested the teenager once on April 1 after he was spotted damaging Staines Moor (which is home to several rare animals) and cautioned him for criminal damage and possession of cannabis. If he is ...

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Fatal crash exhibition

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:55

An exhibition has just opened in Leeds depicting the aftermath of fatal crashes to convince motorists to drive carefully. The images are all staged by actors, and include accidents involving bikes. The exhibition at the Whitehall Waterfront is open until April 28, and will tour other venues across the country.

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Biker injured in hit-and-run

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:50

South Wales police are searching for the driver of a silver Ford Escort who hit a biker and drove away from the scene. The accident happened at 9:27 on the evening of Sunday, April 1 2007, on the junction of Addison Road and Moorland Road in Port Talbot. Anyone with information should call 01792 456999.

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Mystery road spill washes away

Chris Newbigging, 03 April 2007 14:33

A mystery chemical which reduced grip and caused several accidents on a 15-mile stretch of the A28 has been washed away by rain fall. Several people reported the mystery spill causing accidents on Friday, March 31, 2007, and officers attending reported a burning sensation in their throats and noses. Roads were closed for five hours overnight, but rain washed the chemical away ...

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