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TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

MCN, 16 April 2014 16:49

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by ...

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More motorcycle safety courses

Rob HUll, 08 March 2007 12:59

The 'First Bike on Scene' safety course run by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Commercial Department has confirmed they will hold courses in Stoke and London and have five more locations to be finalised by the end of the year. Course instructor John Ward said, “We’re especially delighted to have secured a London venue which will held us reach ...

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Off-road reg won't work

MCN, 01 March 2007 15:00

An MP proposing new laws to clampdown on mini-motos by making all off-road bikes display number plates was told weeks ago by police it wouldn’t work.   Graham Stringer’s off-road registration Bill is intended to help police catch illegal riders of mini-motos, quad bikes and scooters in public spaces but requires all track and race bikes to display number plates too. ...

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MAG recruit ex cop

Anonymous, 01 November 2006 00:00

A former Chief Superintendent of North Yorkshire Police has begun his new role with the Motorcycle Action Group. David Short has joined MAG as head of their political campaigns section in the UK. The 50-year-old retired from the police earlier this year after more than 30 years service. He is an enthusiastic rider and proud owner of a Ducati S4RS ...

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Bikewise '06 a success

Anonymous, 26 August 2006 00:00

Motorcycle safety was the top priority for the hundreds of people that turned out for this year’s Bikewise event on August 6 in Aykley Heads in Durham. British Superstock Championship rider and multiple TT winner John McGuinness and former Supersport Champion Karl Harris were around to meet fans and sign autographs. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Search MCN and ...

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Another bike crash TV ad

Anonymous, 22 July 2006 00:00

A new TV ad from Transport for London meant to promote motorcycle safety has been slammed as a blatant attempt to scare people off two wheels. TfL claims that the ad was meant to make riders think a bit more about their safety but we showed it to a select group of motorcyclenews.com site users and they resoundingly said all ...

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A&E message targets us

Anonymous, 01 April 2006 00:00

North Yorks police have launched their ‘2006 Motorcycle Safety Campaign’ in typically positive style – with a man in a wheelchair outside an A&E department. North Yorks have been responsible in the past for a series of draconian campaigns targeting speeding bikers – which have ended up netting more speeding drivers time after time. Your Next Bike Quality Bikes For ...

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Cars caught in bike blitz

Anonymous, 01 June 2005 00:00

The speed enforcement campaign around the World Superbike Event at Silverstone on May 28-30 succeeded in catching 11 motorists; eight car drivers and three motorcyclists. The campaign continues this week targetting roads leading to Rockingham Motor Speedway on Sunday June 5, when the circuit hosts the Thunder Sunday event. Despite the fact it is a car racing event, officers are ...

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Celebrating safer riding

Anonymous, 04 March 2005 00:00

WSB champ James Toseland is backing National Motorcycle Safety Week, which begins on Monday (March 13) - and the launch of a new emergency medical ID card for riders. The week aims to maintain the good progress we’ve all been making with reductions in bike accidents - and to encourage all road users to think about ways of improving safety ...

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Euro threat to biking

Anonymous, 21 January 2005 00:00

Motorcycling itself is under threat from an attack of ‘Euro lunacy’, according to the UK’s bike industry. Europe’s Transport Committee has voted to approve tough new restrictions on routes to your licence. They will have a “fundamentally damaging effect on the motorcycle industry and create more barriers for people who want to ride motorcycles, scooters and mopeds,” warns the Motorcycle ...

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