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

Steve Farrell, 28 November 2007 14:22

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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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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Your favourite roads

Andy Downes, 20 May 2007 06:00

What's your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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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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MCN needs your help

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 15:05

Have you had trouble booking ferry crossings just because you’re a biker? Has a ferry company ever refused to take your booking because you’re travelling on a bike? Have you ever had your bike damaged during a ferry crossing? If you have, we’d like to hear your tales. Tell us what happened. Just send us a brief outline of your ...

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Vote for your worst road in the UK

Tom rayner, 03 April 2007 13:00

MCN’s inbox has been swamped with pictures of your tatty tarmac – now we want you to choose the worst and MCN will repair it. Take a look at these examples of appalling asphalt and vote for your winner. We'll then arrange for the winner to be fixed with the new bike-friendly road repair system we trialed recently. Click here to ...

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MCN repairs potholes

Tom Rayner, 22 March 2007 09:24

MCN spent a day repairing potholes using a revolutionary new technique that is quicker, cheaper and lasts longer than conventional methods. Unlike the traditional pothole repairs in which hot tar is dropped into a pothole, flattened with a jack hammer and sealed with the slippery over banding this new technique, developed by a company called ASI, is much safer 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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