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No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts.Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that has delayed the scheme for a year, two months before they face redundancy.The cameras were installed last spring at a cost of £800,000 but have been dormant for ...

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  • 15 February 2011

Your View: Was Richard Brunstrom right or wrong to display images of a decapitated biker?

We want to poll your views on whether North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom was right or wrong to use images of a decapitated biker in a road safety press briefing. Brunstrom himself is unapologetic, claiming the photos were "supposed to be a celebration of policing", and blaming the media for reporting  on the images. He has said that "there ...

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  • 28 November 2007

Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities into chaos and led to drastic cuts in the number of hours spent enforcing the limits, an MCN investigation has found. Under the Government’s National Safety ...

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  • General news
  • 17 July 2007

Camera boss admits flaw

A speed camera boss has finally admitted his equipment is capable of getting speeds wrong if guidelines are not strictly followed. The boss of the firm which makes laser detectors used in speed camera vans was cornered into admitting how a handheld version of the device, called an LTI 20.20 Ultralyte, can give incorrect reading.This came to light during a court ...

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  • General news
  • 07 February 2007

Govt snubs bikers

The Government has said no to a petition signed by 3,539 bikers demanding all speeding fines levied against motorcyclists be frozen. The call was made for the fines to be suspended until the Home Office tests speed detection equipment on bikes. An official response to MCN’s petition said there were no grounds for freezing fines despite admitting the Home Office ...

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  • 19 January 2007

Kit got you nicked?

Ever been nicked for speeding based on your riding kit? If so you could help with an MCN investigation. If the cops have ever attempted to identify you by checking your kit against speed camera pictures, then we want to speak to you. Maybe they visited your house and asked to see your riding gear. Or perhaps they checked speed ...

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  • General news
  • 02 January 2007

Is your mate a liability?

In this week’s MCN, out on Wednesday, December 6, we report findings of the most likely to be crashed bikes. The Piaggio Vespa ET4 is at the top of the list, but do you think your mates are more of a liability than the city’s two-wheeled friend. Do their motorcycling skills leave you cringing as they just miss another crash ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 06 December 2006

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