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Sign our petition to axe ACPO hypocrite

Steve Farrell, 03 December 2008 17:06

Police proposals to ban motorcycles were written under the direction of a three-time convicted speeder – and MCN aims to get the hypocrite axed.   We’re petitioning the Prime Minister to place all possible pressure on the Association of Chief Police Officers to relieve South Yorkshire chief constable Meredydd Hughes of all road policing duties once and for all. Sign the ...

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ACPO eats its words

Steve Farrell, 02 December 2008 17:29

Police chiefs have made a humiliating climb-down over proposals to ban motorcycles, following pressure from MCN. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has admitted to MPs that basic claims backing up the proposal were untrue. ACPO had told the commons transport committee motorcycles may not belong on UK roads but has now accepted: ‘Motorcycling is a viable and necessary ...

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Is three-time convicted speeder behind ban motorcycles proposal?

Steve Farrell, 12 November 2008 15:56

A proposal from the Association of Chief Police Officers to ban motorcycles was written under the direction of a three-time convicted speeder, MCN can reveal. Meredydd Hughes, who was last year banned from driving for his latest offence, has “overall” responsibility for the department that produced the memo, the association confirmed. A spokesman said the South Yorkshire chief constable was ...

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New MCN November 12: New Suzuki Bandit 650 revealed

Liam Marsden, 11 November 2008 15:21

In this week's MCN, we have pictures of the new faired and unfaired Suzuki Bandit 650, which was unveiled at the Milan Show. The headlights on both versions have been given a new, sleeker design, and both models have a re-shaped exhaust and new clocks. Both bikes have optional ABS and both are expected to cost less than £5000. Click here for ...

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Ban motorcycles? What about...

Graham Sims, 06 November 2008 07:29

Just recently hundreds of hedonistic persons went joy walking across the lake district. They were people acting selfishly, without a thought for other persons that would have to pay for rescue services to help them out when their irresponsible activities caused them to get into great difficulties. Is it not time ACPO suggested that persons wishing to access the fells ...

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Consider banning motorcycles, police tell MPs

Steve Farrell, 05 November 2008 15:46

The time has come to consider banning motorcycles from the roads, police chiefs have told MPs. They are ‘motorised toys’ which may not belong on public highways, the Association of Chief Police Officers told the Commons Transport Committee. The association based its call on the false claim that production motorcycles are ‘readily available’ with top speeds of over 200mph. In ...

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ACPO: “Hidden speed cameras are against police Code of Practice.”

Steve Farrell, 11 June 2008 16:53

Hidden speed cameras are against the police Code of Practice, the Association of Chief Police Officers has confirmed. It comes after MCN revealed officers in North Wales were hiding in a horse box to catch speeders while a Derbyshire camera van had been painted plain blue and resembled a workman’s van. Guidelines issued by ACPO to all police forces state: ...

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Crackdown on illegal number plates

Chris Newbigging, 29 January 2008 10:17

Police forces nationwide will be stopping motorists with illegal number plates this week as part of Operation Larch, a campaign to prevent speeders and other criminals evading being traced. The campaign runs from today until Sunday February 3 and aims to “identify any links between the use of misrepresented registration marks and criminality; provide suitable evidence to justify changes to ...

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Speed camera evidence

MCN, 19 December 2007 10:00

We've updated our speed camera section with the latest info on dealing with a prosecution. Click the links below to see all the evidence that we have gathered since 2005 against the use of speed cameras. Cameras do not cut fatal accidents MCN reader challenges laser evidence in court Lasers less accurate on bikes than cars - Distributor admits  How ...

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Police crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

MCN News Desk, 11 December 2007 09:00

Police forces nationwide launched a clampdown last week on motorists driving under the influence of drink or drugs over the Christmas period. The Government and police forces are making a joint effort to minimise the traditional rise in alcohol and drug related accidents over the festive periods. Young men are the main target of the Think! campaign, but the Department for ...


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