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Ban for 144mph speeder

Steve Farrell, 09 November 2012 17:06

A motorcyclist who rode at 144mph on an A-road has been banned from driving for six months. Gary Dobson was caught speeding on his BMW S100RR on the A63 at South Milford, North Yorkshire, on October 7. The 40-year-old from Halifax was fined £500 by Selby magistrates after pleading guilty by post at an earlier hearing.

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Ban and fine for rider who argued 156mph wasn’t dangerous

Steve Farrell, 01 March 2012 09:27

A motorcyclist has been banned from driving after arguing unsuccessfully that speeding at 156mph did not constitute dangerous driving. Peter Clarke, 44, was filmed at the high speed on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the A1M in Cambridgeshire last year by an officer on an unmarked Honda Fireblade. Clarke was followed for eight minutes and was also seen undertaking other vehicles. ...

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Bad drivers caught on film as helmet cam sales double

Steve Farrell, 18 October 2011 12:05

Bad drivers are increasingly likely to have their antics caught on camera and posted online as more and more motorcyclists routinely use helmets cameras. Sales of the devices have doubled in two years and risen 40% in the last 12months according to retailers. The small cameras can be stuck to side of helmets with suction cups and record up to ...

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Police target demo

Steve Farrell, 26 September 2011 16:00

Police in Northumberland stopped 45 motorcyclists taking part in Sunday’s EU demonstration and issued them with warnings for allegedly riding in an anti-social manner. If they are deemed to be riding anti-socially again within the next 12 months, their bikes can be seized under the Police Reform Act. Chief Supt Gordon Milward said: "While the majority of bikers protested in ...

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Video: Hold tight and pray… MCN man’s Cal Crutchlow pillion ride

Steve Farrell, 09 June 2011 13:55

I have never done a track day or got my knee down and think the 47bhp made by my BMW G650GS is plenty. So I was the obvious choice in MCN’s office to stick on the back of a 180bhp superbike ridden by Britain’s only MotoGP racer on one of the fastest circuits in the sport’s calendar. The idea is ...

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Bikers ‘hound’ camera car from London

Steve Farrell, 24 September 2010 17:00

Film posted on YouTube purports to shows a CCTV car being hounded out of London by bikers. The Smart car, which has a camera mounted on the roof and a symbols on the side which are usually used to warn of speed cameras, is followed by bikers with the message ‘Beware!’ on their backs.  The riders also hold up a ...

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Video: 140mph speeding biker

Steve Farrell, 27 May 2010 16:30

Footage of a speeding motorcyclist hitting 140mph has been released by police. Kent Police says the rider is one of several caught using its unmarked video bikes.The force has released the footage as a warning ahead of the Ace Café’s Margate Meltdown run on Monday.      A spokesman said a 37-year-old-man from Eccles was banned for 12 months, ordered to ...

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Video: Maddison jumps Tower Bridge

Steve Farrell, 13 July 2009 17:37

Well that’s one way to cross Tower Bridge when you’re in a hurry. Freestyle motocross legend and stunt god Robbie Maddison caused shock and awe with this amazing stunt at 2.55am on Monday.     The 27-year-old Australian performed a back-flip between the draw bridges, 30 metres over the Thames. Maddison, who holds the world motorcycle jump record of 106.9 metres, had ...

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New optical illusion motorcycle safety advert

Steve Farrell, 18 March 2009 14:57

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 ...

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Speed control Danish-style

Steve Farrell, 30 October 2008 13:26

Here’s one European speed control measure we wouldn’t mind the UK sharing. Topless babes wave speed limit signs at motorists in an initiative from the Danish Road Safety Council. The ‘speed control bikini bandits’ are seen slowing traffic to well within the posted speed limit in a short film made the council. The council says the aim of the tongue-in-cheek ...


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