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New optical illusion motorcycle safety advert

A new motorcycle TV safety advert uses optical illusions to warn drivers how carefully they need to look for motorcyclists at junctions. The Transport for London ad was devised after psychologists found people mistakenly thought smaller objects would take longer to reach them than larger ones, even those moving at the same speed. This 'size arrival effect' could explain accidents ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 March 2009

Win a £12,000 bike for doing police Bikesafe course

Motorcyclists are being offered the chance to win a bike worth £12,000 for doing a safe riding course taught by police. A scooter worth up to £2000 is also on offer in the initiative to improve motorcycle safety in London. Winners will get to choose the bike or scooter model they want up to the prize value. Three runners up ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 November 2011

Spending review warning

Motorcycle safety could suffer due to Chancellor George Osborne’s spending cuts, the British Motorcyclists Federation has warned. Local authorities are likely to reduce spending on road maintenance, leading to more potholes, and axe safety initiatives including subsidised rider training. Free police-run Bikesafe riding courses are in jeopardy because they receive funding from forces and local authorities, both of which have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 25 October 2010

ACPO eats its words

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 December 2008

“Euro politicians want to ban motorcycles”

Brussels politicians want us off the roads, according to the president of the Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers. European law makers intend to ban all motorcycles from the roads for good because they view them as too dangerous, ACEM president Stefan Pierer told MCN. Pierer said: “The politicians in Brussels are a big problem. They would like to forbid riding ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 26 February 2008

Green light for dark visors

Dark visors during daylight hours should not lead to prosecution, police have finally agreed. The Motorcycle Enforcement Strategy for England, Wales and Northern Ireland says advice should be given only. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) asked riders through MCN what the strategy should be before drawing it up. Common sense on dark visors was one of your biggest ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 29 March 2007

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