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No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Steve Farrell, 15 February 2011 12:20

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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Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Steve Farrell, 17 July 2007 09:00

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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Bikers warned of DVT risk

Blake Woulds, 04 July 2007 12:17

Half of all UK motorcyclists risk leg problems and in worst cases deep vein thrombosis due to riding long distances without rest breaks, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).   Up to 600,000 motorcyclists could be at risk of problems such as varicose veins and other vein diseases due to spending long periods without moving their lower legs, the IAM said. Peter ...

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Pan Europeans pose "serious" risk says coroner

Tom Rayner, 27 April 2007 17:34

A coroner speaking at the inquest of a deceased police motorcyclist says that Honda Pan Europeans pose a “serious and continual” threat to lives.Coroner Dr James Adeley said he intends to write to every chief constable in England and Wales warning them of the “catastrophic result” which can occur with the Honda motorbike.The inquest in Lancaster heard Pc Shreeve lost ...

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My Triumph spoke problems

Anonymous, 03 April 2007 17:09

There's been a lot written about this problem with Triumph Bonneville spokes breaking - here is my experience. I bought a new T100 Bonneville from Ongar MC's in Jan 2005. Last Spring I noticed that a spoke had broken on the rear wheel. Took it to dealer in York - A1 Moto - who said they would contact Triumph for ...

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Video: Police crackdown

MCN, 23 February 2007 11:24

MCN Senior Reporter Steve Farrell spent the day with Police in a massive clampdown on uninsured drivers. He joined force with police as they seized eight cars in a four hour operation on a single stretch of road in Haringey, North London. Watch his exclusive behind the scenes report below and read the full article in the February 21 edition ...

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Camera boss admits flaw

Steve Farrell, 07 February 2007 10:59

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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MCN Needs Your Help

MCN, 06 February 2007 10:15

MCN is conducting an investigation into what happens to your bike immediately after a crash. We want to know your experiences of what happens to your bike if you’re injured and have to be carted off to hospital.Have the police made sure it is secure? Have you had to fork out cash to make sure it was taken back home?Do you think ...

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Ebay scam

MCN, 04 February 2007 10:38

An MCN reader has asked us to warn people of a scam which is being used on eBay.Below is his story:I tried to buy a trike advertised on eBay but it suddenly disappeared totally off their site . I contacted them three times asking if it was genuine and asking where it had gone and they told me it's showing in ...

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Pro-bike petrol stations

MCN, 31 January 2007 10:33

Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc.If you have a petrol station to recommend, email it to mcn.online@emap.com. Last updated: January 22, 2007.Pro-bike petrol stations.Tesco's Petrol Station in Carrickfergus Shell Wallace Service Station, Main ...

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