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Injury claim dropped because of conviction?

In May 2010 I was convicted of driving without due care and attention in the Magistrates court as a result of an accident I was involved in 5 months before. I was riding in the bus lane in London (allowed at that time in the morning) and went to undertake a car driver in the outside lane who I thought ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 15 October 2010

Registering an unfinished frame

Oldbiker1950 has got a Yamaha TR1 which is in need of major restoration and he also has a Rickman Metisse frame which was obtained from the factory in the late 80's when it closed down. “The frame is in an unfinished condition which means it was never allocated a frame number. I know that I cannot build a "special" and ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 07 October 2010

Pre-2001 Licence categories

Vehicle tests have become more complex over the years with several modules and more extensive theory tests. Full motorcycle licence holders who’ve held their licences pre-2001, also have a B1 classification which allows them to use “Motor tricycles / quad cycles, 3 or 4 wheeled vehicles with an un-laden weight not exceeding 550kg”. Armed with this category they do not ...

  • New rider
  • 10 September 2010

What happens when you get caught speeding over 100mph

If you are caught speeding at over 100mph on a national speed limit road, you are probably looking at a ban, even if your job relies on you having a driving licence. For speeding the penalty is between 3-6 points, with a fine not exceeding £2500 on a motorway or £1000 on any other road. Alternatively, the magistrates can give a ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 13 August 2010

Always send a photocopy

Dennis Smyth bought a set of tyres from a bike shop in their sale and arranged to keep them there until he needed to change them. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres But then the shop closed and his tyres disappeared. He has contacted the head office with the receipt as proof, but now that's disappeared. When he bought the tyres ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 06 August 2010

Fines for small plates

Darren Izzard was riding home from a shopping trip when the boys in blue flagged him down. “I pulled over and turned the bike off, removed my helmet and approached the officers with a friendly smile. I hadn't been speeding or riding aggressively so was a bit curious about the pull.” Said Darren. “One officer engaged me in conversation and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 23 July 2010

What to do if you disagree with a speeding ticket

If you get a speeding ticket through the post, which you really disagree with, you are able to request details of the camera used to capture you and its calibration certificate. You are also entitled to request the photograph and video (if a video exists). You can do so before pleading not guilty, though they do not have to give ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 18 June 2010

Badly surfaced work car parks

Riding to work is a great way to beat the traffic, especially if you have got a works car park to leave your bike in safely. But what do you do if the car park is in a shocking state with potholes and sharp objects that mean you have picked up numerous punctures? The law says that employers have a ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 04 June 2010

What to do if you’re knocked off on a roundabout

Q. I was travelling along the A505 in Hertfordshire last May, on one of the roundabouts.  I was in the nearside lane and wanted to take the second exit. I indicated having passed the first exit and as I was pulling off the roundabout  a car came from my left from the first exit and side-swiped me. Save cash on ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • 28 May 2010

Putting an old bike back on the road

Many of us have got one of our old bikes lurking at the back of the garage as a project to rebuild. But they have been off the road for so long that they predate Statutory Off Road Notification regulations, so what happens if you rebuild it and put it back on the road? Will the old numberplate still be ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 May 2010

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